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Michael Pritsos

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Michael Pritsos has studied English with emphases in both Literature and Creative Writing at Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. Recently completing his enlistment as a U.S. Marine, Michael plans to return to Arizona State University to pursue a Masters in English. His third book, Severance, is a collaborative effort and the first book in a heroic fantasy series entitled The Sovereign.

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Michael Pritsos Move away from that project for a time. You do what you have to do until the inspiration comes back. Go to the gym, or be lazy and watch some…moreMove away from that project for a time. You do what you have to do until the inspiration comes back. Go to the gym, or be lazy and watch some television or play video games. Whatever you decide, those moments will come back to you and you'll be able to finish the piece. If they don't, then it just wasn't a story meant to be told.(less)
Michael Pritsos Creating characters and worlds that are completely your own, with enough personality and imagination that others are entranced by those characters as…moreCreating characters and worlds that are completely your own, with enough personality and imagination that others are entranced by those characters as well. If people can say "I want to know what happens to so and so," then I've done my job well.(less)
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Short-Lived

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Hoplite: Torch of Prometheus

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Smoke

The flint made a subtle grating sound as it sparked the butane-soaked wick of Jay’s lighter. He brought the flame up to the cigarette between his lips, allowing it to dance in front of the paper before he inhaled and drew the thick smoke into his lungs.
Jay hated waiting.
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Thucydides
“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”
Thucydides

Thucydides
“Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.”
Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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“What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else?”
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“There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.

"That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed.

"It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22




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