Judgment Day

December 31, 2011

Judgment Day

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Christian Hollingsworth

I’ve been trying to write a blog post to wrap up the year. It’s not coming easily to the keyboard. My mind is distracted by pain. I am surrounded by it in a manner of speaking. My stomach, my bowels, my back, my legs, etcetera. I have several challenges to overcome and my recovery from salmonella is slower than I like.

The one human being that stands out this year. The one man that stands above all others for me. The one young man this year for which I am most grateful of another’s service to me is Christian Hollingsworth. His Week of Faryna rocked my world, his very generous donation to Nisha’s water project rocked my heart, and his personal card of encouragement that I received by post -it lifted me up.

Not because the Week of Faryna is fresh on my list of people and things for which I am grateful!

The timing, however, is perfect. Because it was a difficult year set with many challenges and, yes, even traps and petty conspiracies. Nonetheless, it is good to end the year overwhelmed with gratitude. Read the rest of this entry »

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The bare-footed man of Bucharest #fanart

August 11, 2011

Anti-Christ?

What is the bare-foot man holding here? Is that our protagonist’s ear?!

The bare-footed man is the antagonist in my science fiction novel about the end times. The very rough first draft starts here: http://wp.me/pbg0R-98

Notes

There are rumors that the bare-footed man collects ears.

Fan Art

Media: Digital Art

Artists: Madalina Cristea

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Credits:

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com

Note: You can submit fan art to stan(dot)faryna(at)gmail.com. Please provide contact information (FB, website, etc. so I can include it like I’ve done above). Unless otherwise specified, all works submitted will be considered as released by the author under the Creative Common’s Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA.


Max and Violeta: October 2023: Bucharest #fanart #blueeyes

July 4, 2011

Max and Violeta

The story of Max and Violeta is in Chapter 1.10 in Book of Carrot, my novel about the end times. READ it here http://wp.me/pbg0R-bU

Notes

Who knew that Violeta had blue eyes!?

Fan Art

Media: Digital Art and Photography

Artists: Madalina Cristea

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Credits:

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com

Note: You can submit fan art to stan(dot)faryna(at)gmail.com. Please provide contact information (FB, website, etc. so I can include it like I’ve done above). Unless otherwise specified, all works submitted will be considered as released by the author under the Creative Common’s Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA.


Remember how the world was? Before the dark time. #fanart #picnic

June 10, 2011

Picnic in Romania

Savor today. Burn it into your memory.

One of several framed pictures hanging on the wall of Max’s room in Cismigiu’s Sanctuary Spa and Resort as described in Chapter 1.10 in Book of Carrot, my novel about the dark time. READ it here http://wp.me/pbg0R-bU

Notes

Some people say Chapter 1.10 is just for chicks. I don’t know about that…

Fan Art

Media: Digital Art and Photography

Artists: Madalina Cristea

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Credits:

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com

Note: You can submit fan art to stan(dot)faryna(at)gmail.com. Please provide contact information (FB, website, etc. so I can include it like I’ve done above). Unless otherwise specified, all works submitted will be considered as released by the author under the Creative Common’s Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA.


Max and Violeta #hotmomma #family #picnic

June 9, 2011

hot momma

hot momma

One of several pictures hanging on the wall of Max’s room in Cismigiu’s Sanctuary Spa and Resort as described in Chapter 1.10 in Book of Carrot, my novel about the end times. READ it here http://wp.me/pbg0R-bU

Notes

Maddy had a brilliant idea to come up with some of the family pictures that Max finds in her room in Chapter 1.10. I loved Maddy’s idea at the first mention. Thanks Maddy! You rock!

Excerpt

“I love you, Teddy!” Violeta said and gave Teddy a big hug.

“I love you too,” replied Teddy.

On the way to the bathroom, Max noticed that the twelve small, framed pictures on the wall were pictures that she had put out to trash with Teddy almost a year ago. She smiled. She wished she could give John’s father a hug and a kiss.

“You’re my angel!” she said to him in her thoughts. “My perfect angel from God!”

Fan Art

Media: Digital Art and Photography

Artists: Madalina Cristea

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Credits:

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com

Note: You can submit fan art to stan(dot)faryna(at)gmail.com. Please provide contact information (FB, website, etc. so I can include it like I’ve done above). Unless otherwise specified, all works submitted will be considered as released by the author under the Creative Common’s Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA.


Cretulescu Palace: Stirbei Voda: Cismigui Park: Bucharest #fanart #apocalypse

May 23, 2011

Cretulescu Palace, Bucharest

Cretulescu Palace

A scene from Chapter 1.12 in Book of Carrot, my novel about the end times. READ it here http://wp.me/pbg0R-dL

Notes:

In this pic, Lumi is looking across the street at the Cretulescu Palace (currently serving as ambiguous UN offices) through her hyper-intelligent eyewear (K-9s) as they (Grace, Lumi and Max) try to make it to John’s apartment at Stirbei Voda 71. She’s also buzzing John for help as the riot unfolds next to the palace.

Excerpt:

They had made it as far as the Cretulescu Palace and the Stirbei Voda entrance to Cismigiu Park.

Lumi buzzed John.

“Help! We’re across from Cretulescu Palace. Max was hit by a car and twisted her ankle. We saw a shooting at the intersection of Calea Victoriei and Stirbei Voda. Everything is going to hell.”

On my way!

Across the street, people were gathered at the gates of the entrance to Cismigu Park. They were trying to pull down the gate. The anti-riot stormtroopers, the Jandarmi, shouted at the crowd.

The crowd continued trying to rock the gates out of their hinges. Six tear gas canisters were fired into the crowd. Three people were hit directly and collapsed. Six more tear gas canisters were fired behind the crowd as the crowd broke up. Another six tear gas canisters were fired at the other side of the street.

Lumi, Max and Grace moved up Stirbei Voda, coughing, gagging and eyes watering from the tear gas. They all thought they were in a dream. Everything felt unreal.

Media: Photography and Digital Art

Artist: Madalina Cristea

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Credits:

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com

Note: You can submit fan art to stan(dot)faryna(at)gmail.com. Please provide contact information (FB, website, etc. so I can include it like I’ve done above). Unless otherwise specified, all works submitted will be considered as released by the author under the Creative Common’s Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA.

P.S. Success to Madalina who is flying to London today for her audition to be be an acting student at The London School of Arts.


Booker T. Washington and the Key to Success #fanart

May 15, 2011

Booker T. Washington and the Key to Success

Booker T. Washington and the Key to Success

A scene from Chapter 1.12 in Book of Carrot, my novel about the endtimes. READ it here http://wp.me/pbg0R-dL

Media: Photography and Oil

Photographer: Madalina Cristea

Artists: Gabriel Prundeanu and Stan Faryna

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Credits:

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com

Gabriel Prundeanu
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002181356820

Stan Faryna
http://www.twitter.com/Faryna

Note: You can submit fan art to stan(dot)faryna(at)gmail.com. Please provide contact information (FB, website, etc. so I can include it like I’ve done above). Unless otherwise specified, all works submitted will be considered as released by the author under the Creative Common’s Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA.