I am 22 and a senior in college attempting to get my Bachelor's Degree in aerospace engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. I started writing at a fairly young age and have continued to do so on and off throughout adolescence. As my writing has improved over the years, I have decided to take on more and more ambitious projects, culminating in the trilogy I am currently working on called The Elister Chronicles. I finished the first book several months ago and have been thinking of ideas for the sequel simply because I enjoy the story line and feel there is room for it to continue. I am hoping to hone my skills with this novel and others to come. I genuinely enjoy the craft which I have taken as a hobby and invite you to follow my progress as a writer and enjoy the fruits of my labor.
A fictional speech given some 50 years in the future to an audience born in the last 10-15 years of the 20th century, this short piece reflects a vision of a better tomorrow created by the hard work and dedication of my generation.
Matthew Hartsbain is jolted awake on the morning of the 11th of September by the sound of his mother screaming in the living room as she watches the World Trade Center Towers come crashing down. He and his friend Tom are yanked backward in time to the land of Elister where only they can correct the mistakes of our prehistoric ancestors and prevent further tragedies such as September 11, 2001.