How do I think of these things in such detail?

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How do I think of these things in such detail?

Yesterday, I received this intriguing comment from one of my readers. My life partner girlfriend also wants to know the answer to this question. She cringes at many of my stories. As many times as I try to satisfy her with a reply, sooner or later, she brings it up once again. I figure everyone of my readers is thinking the same thing. So I thought I would give it a stab and try to answer the question.

The reader asked the following question.

“Just finished the 2nd book. [‘Her Overseer,’ book 2 in the ‘Her Client’ trilogy] and I need time to think about this one? Guess my question is how do you think of these things in such detail? It was pretty gruesome. Are there things you write about that you’ve done or want to do? Just wondering.”

Her OverseerThe book, ‘Her Overseer’ is gruesome. It is brutal and graphic. It is the second part of a three-part story within the ‘Her Client’ trilogy. There is a twist in book 3, ‘Her Essentia’ which I think readers will enjoy. My girlfriend cringed reading the first two books, but by hanging in there, she found redemption in the third book.

Frankly, I don’t know how I think up these scenes and describe them in such detail. They just appear in my head as I write them. To me, it is a natural progression of the story that seems obvious as I write.

I’ve been an avid reader all my life. From a young age, I’ve always been interested in mystery/suspense and true crime novels. Later I added science fiction to the list. The more fantastic the story, the more out there the characters behaved, the more I liked it. However, I’m not referring to fantasy stories such as depicted in today’s graphic novels and the like. I like realistic stories that are plausible and could happen in real life. Some of my favorite books from my early years included the true crimes of the FBI, which depicted the thoughts and reasonings of characters on both sides of the law.

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My paintings and drawings reflect a naturalistic world. I love realism in my creative works. I don’t do abstract or fantastical creatures, such as depicted in much of today’s art. The one exception would be my love of mermaids.

Mythical, yes. Naturalistic, yes. Plausible … absolutely.

But fantastic creatures that nature could not possibly develop on this planet through natural selection … no.

I also believe in monsters. Not the kind thought up by the creative minds of scary movie, no, I mean the human kind of monster. The kind that actually exists.

I write what I believe could naturally occur, here on earth, by humans. Nature is uncaring and brutal. Sharks and other predators don’t care about the feelings of their prey. They kill and eat what they want and move on. Orca whales have been observed playing with and tormenting their prey before killing them. From the lowliest of life on earth to the king of the jungle, this is how nature developed life on our planet.

All humans have this drive built into our DNA. Societal norms try to adjust us to not act upon our baser instincts but wInterview Snippets on Mona's Storiese all let it out, at some time or another. A husband beating his wife to belting a misbehaving child when a simple spank of the hand would do, are just two examples of human instincts struggling for release. I could list thousands of examples supporting my belief. Fortunately, most of us suppress this impulse as best as we can.

My stories delve into the realm of humans who drop their shields and let out their baser instincts. My monsters are real, and I have little doubt that the monsters depicted in the ‘Her Client’ trilogy, are real and they exist. They hide and stay out of the limelight, but they exist. In the real world, a rare few are discovered and make the news, but I believe that the known monsters are a small percentage of the total out there. No one can convince me otherwise. My scenes are gruesome and describe a realistic interpretation of the human monster hiding in all of us.

As to the reader’s follow-up question, no I don’t write about what I’ve done, nor what I want to do. Like 99.99999% of the population, I suppress my inner instincts in everyday life. However, I will grant you, that perhaps it is possible, that as I write, I allow a tiny fraction of my basic human suppressed instinct out, enabling me to write in such detail.

I’ve been told that writers write what they know. I don’t believe this. Look at Stephen King’s novels. Do you really think he did all that he wrote about? Do you think he thinks about really doing it? I doubt it. Do I wish I could actually do what I write about in my scenes? Definitely not. I’m a pacifist at heart. It’s all in my imagination, knowing full well that these monsters do exist.

On thing I discovered in my writing journey is that I like to write from the character’s point of view, rather than a third party, observers point of view. I like to write what the characters think and feel. At times I will bounce from the protagonist’s point of view to the antagonist’s point of view and back again. I find it interesting to reveal their thoughts and ideas. I like to expose their emotions of surprise, love, lust, anger, fear, rage, bloodthirst, relief and revenge as the scene develops.

Find out how the human race survives 3DIn ‘The Taste of Honey,’ I wrote a scene where one of my main characters goes through an ordeal of her own choice. She is offered many opportunities to avoid the tribulation. Yet, she chose to go through the ordeal, knowing she would die in the end. All because she loves her family more than she loves herself.

I wrote the scene from her viewpoint. I tried to capture her every thought, fear, and desire she experiences. I tried to capture everything she endures, moment by moment, from her point of view. I attempted to convey all of her senses; taste, touch, sight, sound, and smell; as she lived and died throughout her ordeal. I believe I was successful and again, all from the characters point of view.

A Mermaids Irresistible CuriosityJust know that not all of my books are gruesome. My free short story, ‘A Mermaid’s Irresistible Curiosity’ is a love story with a twist. It’s not gruesome nor brutal. It’s a story about a misguided mermaid who lives a life of instant gratification who falls in love with a fisherman. You can find the short story on my website, RichardVerry.com. It free and you can download it and read it at any time.

I hope that this explains the question and alleviates any concerns about my writing. More importantly, I hope this explains things to the love of my life, my girlfriend, and committed partner in love and life.

Thank you

Thank you

Thank you

I would like to take a moment to thank all of you that purchased and read my books. Thank youYou are the greatest, and I appreciate your support. My writing has transformed from something I dabbled in, to a passion that I cannot live without. I am writing new stories even now, and I have tons of ideas in my notebook. I look forward to sharing many with you as soon as I can. I am a transformed man, embracing change while bringing these stories to life.

Far and away, the most popular of my books are the ‘Her Client’ series, a study on what might happen if you piss off a client at work. Her Client Trilogy The main character in these books does exactly that but doesn’t know she did so. The day was a stressful one, and it’s about to get worse. She leaves work intending on having a quiet evening at home, drinking a glass of wine as she relaxes in her soaking bathtub. From the moment she walks into her home, thoughts of her tub are pushed aside as she has to deal with a home invader intent upon exacting his revenge upon her. The ordeal she suffers is horrific and, frankly, disturbing. These books are not for the faint of heart, as they document the darker side of humanity. The first book is available free on Amazon and your favorite eBook retailer.

I will tell you, I’m surprised by the success of ‘Her Client.’ I had no idea it would take off as it did. In many ways, it’s horror begs the question, how did I ever think this stuff up? My girlfriend is certainly questioning our relationship. Don’t worry. Our relationship is fine.

The Breakup‘The Breakup’ is a novella in the same genre as ‘Her Client’ and is a natural follow-up for readers of ‘Her Client.’ The main character is in love with her boyfriend and is certain that he is about to propose to her on a special date of dinner and dancing he has planned. She is an affable kind of girl, easy going, and very trusting. Her date does not turn out as expected, as her boyfriend’s definition of dancing usually ends in death. As I wrote earlier, if you liked ‘Her Client,’ you will like ‘The Breakup.’

A new book, titled ‘The Trafficking Consortium,’ about to be published, is in the final stages of review. It too is in the same genre as ‘Her Client’ and ‘The Breakup,’ but is more realistic. I would not call it horrific but you will cringe at what may, and sometimes does, happen to the victims. The Trafficking ConsortiumIt’s a full-length novel about what might happen if you came to the attention of an age-old global human trafficking ring simply by going for your annual physical at your doctor’s office.

In this story, the main character is noticed, selected, and kidnapped right off the street. After a harrowing time in an auction house, she is sold off to a foreign buyer who pays an exorbitant amount of money for her. As owned property, she has to figure out how to survive. Survival is not a given. Survival must be earned. She must use every bit of her wit and intelligence to persevere and explore every possibility of escape and return home.

Of all my books, so far, ‘The Trafficking Consortium’ is my favorite. It will leave the reader worrying that what happens in the book, might happen to you or your loved ones. Could this happen to you? Yes, it might very well. After reading this story, you will forever be on guard and watch what happens to your personal information. Look for it. It’s coming soon.

The Taste of HoneyMy semi-sci-fi series of books are also favorites of mine. ‘The Taste of Honey’ and ‘Broken Steele’ are a study of humanity, and how they must reinvent society a thousand years in the future. The human race overcomes a tumultuous reign of death and extinction events when scientists and corporations lose control of GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) which decimate the world. A thousand years later, humanity is the only animal species left on the planet. Broken Steele Even plant-life was affected by the scourge of the GMO’s, forcing people to make the impossible choice, at least by today’s standards. To those in the future, it’s not an impossible choice but an everyday fact of life. Softening the blow, they live in a society where there is no war, no coveting for property or territory, no crime, not a single agency, religion, or morality governing their lives. Sex is enjoyed by all adults, with multiple partners, and in every conceivable situation. It is the main stress reliever in a society struggling to survive extinction.

‘The Taste of Honey’ is my first published book and ‘Broken Steele’ is the sequel. A third book, entitled ‘Lucky Bitch’ is in the works and picks up after the end of ‘Broken Steele.’ All things considered, ‘Lucky Bitch’ should be released later this year.

I love the storyline introduced in ‘The Taste of Honey.’ In many ways, I would embrace living in their society, far from the turbulence of today’s life. After all, no one wants for anything, and everyone enjoys all the sex they could ever want. What’s not to like? Oh well, yes, there is that one little thing but what are the odds? Even if you are selected, you know that you will be helping your family, friends, and community with all that you can offer.

Lastly, available only on my website, ‘A Mermaids Irresistible Curiosity’ is a free short story of a very curious mermaid, who rises from the depths to checkout a very handsome fisherman. Mermaids Irresistible Curiosity She is ecstatic when he captures her and brings her on board. Discover what happens next to a willing mermaid, enthralled by the primal urges raging throughout her body. I wrote this short story decades ago. I love the twist that is revealed in the very last paragraph. Download and read it today for free. Unlike my other books, while it does deal in adult topics, this story is suitable for young adult readers sixteen and up.

Other than the exception mentioned above, all my books are suitable for readers eighteen and above. I hope you enjoy reading them just as much as I enjoyed writing them.

As I close this article, I want to once again thank all of you out there that bought and read my books. I will be the first one to admit that they are not for everyone. However, if you have an open mind, and an open heart, you might just find that you like them.

Read my reviews. Many can be found on my author site on Amazon or on my website, RichardVerry.com. You can buy and download all of my books to your Kindle or your favorite eBook reader.

Finally, thank you to all of you out there that sent me a note, kind or not. I welcome all thoughtful, constructive critiques. I try to respond to as many as I can. Without your feedback, I can’t become a better writer.

Have a great day and a better tomorrow.
Thank you for your support

Star Trek

USS Enterprise TOS

Star Trek

By far and away, my single most favorite television show ever is Star Trek. This summer, it seems everyone is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It seems to me that I am not alone in my infatuation with the show. I’m not going to elaborate on the history of the show, its ups and downs, and all that. Instead, I want to write about how the show affected me over the years.

USS Enterprise TOSBoth good and bad, the Star Trek has given me great joy and painful memories. I’ve loved the show since it first aired in July 1966. At the time, I was 10 years old and in my television market, the first two seasons aired in the early evenings well before my bedtime. I remember being anxious about the rumors that it was canceled only to be revived for another season due to letter writing campaigns. In its third and final season, the death knell sounded once and for all when it’s time slot shifted to Friday’s at 10 pm. By then, I was 12 going on 13 and my parents let me stay up to watch it since there was no school the next day. But I knew….

It didn’t die, despite what the network executives predicted. To this day, I believe the networks have their heads up their asses. To support my opinion, I use the tragedy of Star Trek as my focal point and argue on.

I will admit, that I can be obsessed with the show. When TNG resumed the adventures of the Starship Enterprise, VCR’s were affordable, and I taped every show. Of course, this elicited many an argument with my wife at the time. She never understood my passion for the show. No matter, she’s history and Star Trek lives on.

Today, with my recovery from my concussion, I am forced to limit my screen time, and when I do indulge, it’s with shows and movies that I already know intimately. It allows me to watch without concentrating and focusing on the screen. So, I’m gorging on watching TOS in order from the first episode to the end. At the moment, I am at the halfway point of season two.

I’ve learned a few things along the way. Scotty can be an ass at times, blatantly disobeying orders from his captain, which he gets away with every time without consequence. What’s up with that? His disobedience even got him killed only to resurrect by the end of the show. Chekov didn’t make his appearance until the second season. Nor did anything related to Spock’s parents. Kirk is Kirk, solves the problem of the day and gets the girl. Uhura, I always liked her but never realized just how beautiful she was. If I had been sitting on the bridge, I would certainly have been distracted by her charm. Spock evolves in each episode, becoming more lovable while remaining distant. ‘Fascinating’ he would say. In short, I am learning a lot about how the show evolved over the seasons.

USS Enterprise NCC-1701 refitYet, for me, it’s less about the characters and more about the ships. When I was a kid, I built and displayed the models. I played with them, staged mock battles and destroyed several of my models, only to rebuild them as quickly as I could. Now that Hallmark produces a new ship ornament, I have collected the entire set and set up a dedicated tree during the holidays so that I can display them. I’ve spent a fortune on them. My girlfriend prefers the characters while I prefer the ships. I get it, but I know she doesn’t. She just accepts it, which I appreciate to no end.

I know the show has shaped me, guided me and helped me. The morals I live by today are rooted in the concepts of the show. Gene Roddenberry wanted to influence people to be better, more understanding and compassionate. He wanted to show that humans have tremendous potential, that we could be better than we were.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but with me Gene, you were successful. You influenced my life many positive ways. Thank you.

Sales are the best review but are they really?

Hello friends and fans. Yesterday afternoon I got a pleasant surprise. Someone bought a copy of my book, ‘Broken Steele‘ from Smashwords. Thank you.

Book-2D-loopHowever, that one little revelation got me poking around all of my sales outlets. To my surprise, over the past three months, unbeknownst to me, hundreds of copies of all of my books have been downloaded from various sites. Many are free copies of my book ‘Her Client’ but many of you out there bought your own copies of my other books from various sources. I noted sales on iBooks for the Apple platform, B&N for the Nook platform and even Kobo for who knows what eBook reader.

I’m ecstatic.

Thanks to all who have purchased and downloaded one of my books. I hope you enjoy them. Please, I would be interested in a review or two from you. Of course sales are the best review so I must be doing something right.

Read what others have said about my books. Many are summarized right here. Feel free to read them and decide for yourself. Thank you for giving me a slice of your valuable time. I appreciate it.

When I typed in BDSM Auction in Amazon I was sure I would find a book that started of well and then deteriorated. What a pleasant surprise The Trafficking Consortium turned out to be! I have totally neglected the things I should have done today because I couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to read Perfect Prey when will it be available? Thank you for delivering an excellent read from cover to cover.

~Joanna Copeland

5/5

I am hoping for a part 2, this is an incredible read one I could not put down. It is mind playing at the end.

~Deborah Goetz

5/5

Great read ..the story pulls you in from the start!!! First time reading this author and will read more for sure.

~Amy

5/5

You did it again Richard. I couldn’t put it down. A very fast paced read. If you have not read a book from this author, you’re missing out. Every book I’ve Read of Richard Verry’s has been excellent. Please pick one up today and you will be hooked. Thank you Richard!!

~Bibs

5/5

Cliente de Amazon on ‘Her Essentia’

Unexpected!

As dark as it was, it was trilling, the one thing that I love was the twist of her destiny.

5/5

Amazon Customer on ‘Her Essentia’

The trilogy was awesome and hooray for woman in the story

the trilogy was awesome and hooray for woman in the story….she really suffered. but a she came out on top at the end…and i’d like to see some more of our heroine in future books…that would be so awesome ,,,women fighting the injustice of human trafficking…thanks Richard Verry. for an insight of the awful lives that girls and women go thru as sex slaves…

5/5

Amazon Customer on ‘Her Overseer’

Very intense not for everyone but was a good trilogy and I enjoyed it very much

very intense story line…was such a page turner,just had to read books 2 and 3 of the trilogy..very intense not for everyone but was a good trilogy and I enjoyed it very much..highly recommend…thanks Richard Verry..

3/5

Noemi on ‘Her Client’

The book deals with human trafficking, so the sex takes place in a situation that leads to human trafficking. Not what I am into but If that is what you may like to read then you may enjoy it more.

Dagmar on ‘Her Client’

I finished the book last night. I liked it. Now I have to read the next one. I liked how, it went from her thoughts and then his thoughts. A lot of slapping, lol.

4/5

Richard Verry is an excellent writer. Once I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down. I don’t typically read sci-fi but this author keeps you reading from one steamy chapter to the next. I like reading a book where I can follow the storyline easily and this is one of those books. Perhaps another Stephen King in the making?

~Reenie K

5/5

You did it again Richard. I thought the trilogy was great and here you go with another interesting read. This could happen to anyone. Everyone should read this book. Looking forward to reading all of yours. Thank you.

~June Allan

Once I started reading, it was hard to put down. It picked up closely to where the 1st book left off. The introduction of new characters and their situations were believable. Which leaves you with the question, “could this happen to me or someone i know?’ I believe the answer is definitely a YES. The main characters continue on with their lifestyle. Will Avril betray Sir or submit body, mind and soul? It could go either way depending on her circumstances. We can only wait and see. I thought it was well written and i enjoyed reading it. I’m hoping for another book to continue the journey

~G.S. – Amazon Customer

As I see the news about the jogger missing, I can’t help think of Mr. Verry’s book, Perfect Prey. This is excellent writing as the writer exposes a “Consortium” that arranges for people to be taken from all over the world. What is scary is I can picture myself in this story. The scene with the girl and the snake used for the group’s entertainment is both terrifying and exhilarating. It is written so well that I couldn’t wait to see what happens next. It is a thriller that I couldn’t put down. I hope the author is working on book three of this story. I will buy it to see the conclusion of this “so true to life” thriller. What is next for Avril? I hope and like when the heroine gets revenge.

~J.M. – Amazon Customer

4/5

This book was way more than I was expecting. I didn’t have any preconceived endings because there were so many twists to the story. The story scared me, sickened me, pissed me off but I couldn’t stop reading. Great author.

~Chris

4/5

I LOVED THIS EBOOK! It held my attention from the first words to the last words!

The story had everything to keep your focus on finishing it! IF you do not have a weak stomach, and you can deal with sexual torture, then quickly buy this book.

First read books 1 & 2. I thought the first book was unbelievable, but book 2 was even better, and then book 3 was the best yet!

Way to go Richard Verry! I hope you continue the storyline with book 4!!!!

~Amazon Customer

5/5

At first I wasn’t sure if I could continue to finish this book. It seemed so barbaric. Some parts left me speechless and others were soft and tender. However, by the end I was crying. But, was it or me and how sad I felt, or for Honey in her greatest accomplishment?

~GS

5/5

Nice Read

~Amazon Customer

5/5

Overpowering

Once you start to read this overpowering book, you can’t put it down. It’s debatable if it is out of curiosity of what is going to happen next, or fear of what will happen. Thinking that this could really be going on in real life is frightening.

Avril’s strength leads her through an unbelievable journey of horrific events. Sir is a cruel sadist, calculating, brutal and very charming. It is a hard read at several times, but I loved every word of it. A sequel is definitely needed.

~GS

The Trafficking Consortium

5/5

I know it says this is a stand alone but I do hope there is a sequel. This book was a very disturbing read that played havoc with my emotions.

I found myself hating all the members of the Consortium. It definitely takes you to some dark places and messes with your mind. Somehow I was left with the hope that Avril would take revenge on The Consortium at the end but at the same time it was left unclear, leaving me with the feeling that she was content with her situation as it turned out.

Well worth the read but not for the faint of heart.

~Marsa

5/5

I hate to keep saying this but … this series is off the hook. It also receives 5 stars like the last one. I read it in one day and I’m onto book #3.

5/5

This book was absolutely the right book to read if you want everything unimaginable to happen to a character. Had to buy part two this morning. I do not normally give a book 5 stars but, let me tell you … this book hit all the right places in my mindset of erotica.

5/5

Very dark, but satisfying book ever… best revenge.

~Winfield

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5/5

Already finished the second book in a day. When is the third coming out? Looking forward to learning more about some very interesting characters!

~Miss TC

5/5

Mr. Verry has done it again! The second book in the Mona Bendarova Adventures gives readers insight into Mona’s investigatory skills as well as her rise to power within her community. The story engages the reader from the beginning. It is helpful that the author reminds us of the focus of the first book, ‘The Taste of Honey’ and how it relates to this sequel. It’s easy reading and I continue to enjoy and discover Mona’s adventures. I’m sure you will too.

~Janet M

5/5

I’ve finished reading it again today. What a thought-provoking book!! I will not give the ending away. Do read it for yourself. I can promise you that you won’t be disappointed.

~LaFetishiste

5/5

This book engages you right from the opening paragraph. I liked the emotions depicted in this book and I found that the author doesn’t have to state them for the reader to capture those feelings. I really was intrigued how the author depicted the characters. He was very descriptive and the reader could easily get to know them and even identify with their actions. After reading this book, it made me thirsty for more.

~Janet M

5/5

Five Stars! Enjoyed getting to know the characters and this future world. Looking forward to Mona’s future adventures.

~Miss TC

4/5

Intriguing and Well Written Story! Not my usual cup of tea, so this book was something of a departure for me. An interesting blend of raciness and fantasy, which fans of either should enjoy.

~Jack Sullivan

4/5

A must read! The plot is intriguing and kept me spell-bound throughout the book. I found it to be well-written & the author draws you in with not only his clever story line but also his complex characters. The more I read the more I understood the emotional turmoil the various characters were going thru. I am excited to see where this author takes us in the next adventure!

~Jean M

4/5

A very enjoyable, fun read. Very entertaining … Riveting at points … I found myself enthralled in this book and have gotten my friends and family interested in reading this book. This book is very easy to read, and the character developments is very unique and enjoyable to follow.

~ Heather Martin

5/5

Great book. Everyone should read this.

~pegelee

5/5

Indeed exciting! I just finished your “Taste of Honey”. What a delicious read!

~Qurious

 

Surprising Lives on Richard Verry~Author

Richard Verry is an IT Engineer, artist, and author. He started writing at the early age of 12.

Richard has found a loyal readership with his series of dark erotica books. If you’re a fan of this type of book, be sure to check out Richard’s books.

5/5

Great, but you will have to read the follow up book.

~Verified Amazon Customer

 

5/5

Sit back and enjoy the roller coaster ride and ask yourself the question, “Do you really know him?”

~Janet M

4/5

Good

4/5

good

~David E. Hawkins

5/5

I have now read the trilogy and could not put them down. Jol really went through HELL and I was rooting for her all the way. I would like her to go back to work, get some doctors care and continue where she left off.

~Bibs

5/5

This book definitely is not for everyone. It really kept my interest though in fact I could not put it down. I am looking forward to books 2 and 3 I just purchased.

~Bibs

5/5

Steamy romance novels filled my head with all sorts of allusion of what it would be like to be a sexy grown-up. That was then, and this is now. I find myself doing the same thing with Richard’s book, only I have kids playing in the background.

So I’m hiding so I can concentrate on reading! I’ve been under the comforter most nights, reading Richard Verry’s title, “The Taste of Honey” and calling out from under there saying “go ask Daddy” and returning promptly to my hot and steamy read.

I actually enjoyed Richard’s book very much, from beginning to end. His books were a bit of a stretch for my usual taste but I’m glad I delved in and had a read. Right now I’m finishing up “Broken Steele”.  Have YOU read Richard’s books yet?

~Leah Hart

5/5

This book really got me. From the very beginning I had the feeling something wasn’t typical … and Mr. Verry certainly came through with that as the plot develops … Read this one for yourself … very entertaining!!

~Helena Price

 

FrankenFood, are we playing with fire?

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USAToday published an article entitled “Genetic ‘frankenfood’ found not harmful to human health”. The article goes on to state that a committee of 50+ experts compared disease reports from North America where Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are commonly used in food sources with disease reports from UK and Western Europe. According to these experts, there is no significant difference or increases in the incidence of specific health problems.

Good news, right?

Not so fast. I do understand that GMOs are being used with good intentions. They are being introduced to promote greater yield per acre, more drought & insect resistant, and other similar reasons. All good on the face of it.

For me, the problem is more to do with those behind the modifications being made to the genomes of our food supply. They are run and paid for by major corporations. Their motives are not to benefit the human race (or their customers). Rather, they are profit motivated. The stockholders in these corporations want bigger and bigger profits so they can increase their overall wealth.

I’m sorry but that is not a reason to mess with our food supply. I disagree with the practice. I would prefer that it stop but I know it won’t. I can only hope and pray that nothing goes wrong.

While I am not a fanatic on a cause, I can’t believe this report. Why you may ask?

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Find out how the human race survives

Something going wrong is the underlying basis of my ‘Mona Bendarova’ series of books which opens with the ‘Taste of Honey’. Granted this is fiction but I based the books on the very concept that something goes wrong with playing with the genomes of our food supply.

To me, there are too many unknowns. My books are set a millennium in the future where we lose control of GMO’s and they wreak havoc on the food supply. We lose control of how the organisms replicate and they destroy our food sources ability to provide the proteins we need to survive. The ‘Purge Plague’ as it became known in the stories, caused the extinction of every consumable protein source on the planet. Every insect, plant, and animal died out within 100 years. Towards the end, humans managed to survive with a last-ditch effort to prevent their own extinction by radically changing their genome. However, to survive and move forward, a major sacrifice was required. A thousand years later, a social system arose to ensure the long-term survival of their species. Read ‘The Taste of Honey’ and it’s sequel, ‘Broken Steele’ to find out more.

In the meantime, I am a staunch believer that playing with our food sources and their genomes is akin to playing with fire. One day, we will get burned. I believe we will suffer a major catastrophe related to this practice. I only hope that we or our children never see the day.