OmarF 

member since 11/09/2007 | last login 05/09/2013

While majoring in Psychology and Theater at the University of Florida, I minored in English and Philosophy. These four disciplines have been the center of my passion for the past twenty years. During my professional career as a medical technologist, I have...

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While majoring in Psychology and Theater at the University of Florida, I minored in English and Philosophy. These four disciplines have been the center of my passion for the past twenty years. During my professional career as a medical technologist, I have had the opportunity to study the lives and personalities of thousands of people, and have been able to spend a great amount of personal time writing both prose and poetry. Traveling and studying religion and philosophy in depth for the past seventeen years has led me to editing published books in the field, as well as writing an optioned (but not produced) television series for Indian television. I have written two novels, both are on file at the Library of Congress: _Beyond the Cave_ (also under the pseudonym, Thomas Johnson), and _The Time Dragon, Book One: An Angel's Death_

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  • by OmarF on 09/28/2008
    Ah, this reads like an episode of the Honeymooners :) The seething, frustrated man who's getting burned at both ends, indeed. How many of us have not felt the same way? Beautifully and sympathetically portrayed. The main criticism I have to offer on this story is a pretty simple one, regarding punctuation around quotation marks. I know there are different schools on this,... read
  • A review of Suicide by Cop
    by OmarF on 09/13/2008
    Very well written, very well told. No punches held back in this one. I think it's very interesting and human of you to tell the story of a homeless person, and especially how you point out that many of them come from the ranks of people who are reasonably well off at some point in their life. I knew a nice street-woman like this some years ago, myself. So, here's what I'd... read
  • A review of Ghost Chasing
    by OmarF on 09/13/2008
    Yeah, I liked it. Life is indeed a ghost chase. We look for "the other" everywhere we go, hoping that somehow that one face will be a 100% match. Eventually we learn it's a hoax, but before that it's an unshakable, sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, sometimes pathetic, urge. Your story captures this very well in Charlie's quest for the face behind that dark, sexy name. I found... read
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Comments About OmarF 63

  • f-ceska on 10/09/2012

    Hi Omar,

    Unless you have a link where I can download it, you can email it to me at f-ceska@odysseysailing.gr (though I can't promise to get started on it for a while. I have at least one other TS reciprocated novel to read first!). If you want to have a go at mine you can either download it gospel by gospel from my submissions page, or let me know your email address and I'll email you a complete pdf. Also you could get more recent versions from this link: http://www.francesca-mansfield.webs.com/short_stories.html as it's still being rewritten in places.

    Let me know what you think.
    Best wishes,
    Francesca

  • f-ceska on 10/08/2012

    No, definitely not Christian. I'm not religious either. 'The Gospels' is more of a comment on how religions grow, are created, misinterpreted, manipulated and used by others to serve their purposes. It also has much more of a spiritual fulfillment! You might be just the right kind of person to read it, seeing as you have some religious knowledge but an open mind!
    Francesca
  • f-ceska on 10/08/2012

    Hi OmarF,

    Thanks for the invitation to read your novel. I do have a huge amount on my plate at the moment, and I'm not sure I have time to read a novel on top of the other hundred things I have to do, BUT, on the other hand, I have also written a novel myself (recently completed) and am looking for readers, so maybe we could reciprocate?

    My novel has been uploaded to TS as a series of Short Stories which form the novel. (You can take a peek at some of the reviews, etc. to get an idea). There is also a screenplay. I see you have an interest in religion so this may be a challenge to you. Here are the details... (please send me yours too).

    Title: 'The Gospels of Eibhlin'
    Logline: The greatest story ever told, is about to be told again…
    Genre: sci-fi fantasy, adventure

    Synopsis: Halley’s Comet soars through the sky as the crowds gather in their thousands for the last great Earth Festival in Phoenix Park, Dublin. The year is 2061, civilisation has all but crumbled under the weight of massive, global environmental catastrophes, and the final segments of a prophecy are about to come together. Will 'The Shining One' be able to save the people of Ireland from themselves? And do they even want to be saved? Seven followers tell their versions of the story of Eibhlin.

    Length: 305 pages / 90,000 words, approx.

    With best wishes,
    Francesca
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