Pilot, Astronaut, President

Aloha – As I’ve posted before, much of the characterizations for the Demeter series came from my children.  Even some of the dialog at times is almost verbatim.  We get further insights into Ryder’s crazy sister in the following sequence from Chapter 4:  Outta this World, from Demeter (available on Amazon).

Over the next few weeks Ryder frequently regretted talking his parents into letting Debbie come along. She seemed twice as irritating as normal, and her confidence seemed to be expanding beyond reality.

“I’ll bet I can get the pilot to let me fly the plane,” she boasted. She would then go on to say she was going to be a pilot when she grew up. Later, she was going to join the Air Force. Then she was going to be the President of the United States.

“After that I assume you’ll be an astronaut and become a multi-millionaire selling energy drinks,” Ryder responded sarcastically.

The fire in Debbie’s eye warned him in time, and he ducked as the TV controller sailed past his head and broke against the far wall.

“Dad’s going to kill you.” Ryder laughed as he fled to his room, locking the door behind him as Debbie’s body slammed into it.

“I’ll get you sooner or later,” she screamed. “You have to come out some time.”

A new twist

Hello everyone this is Mr. Small and Miss Lee. We are taking control of the Blog. We figure if our students are going to insist on writing it might as well be pertinent to their studies. Especially considering we have our first two books out, Demeter and Return to Demeter, we thought assigning topics for our students to write about would provide a more interesting and concrete basis for this blog. Our first student will be William Ryder. He will write a short comparison on the United States Government and the Government of Demeter with adding in how combining aspects of the two governments would be beneficial to both. Expect the essay to appear sometime in the next eight hours.

Best Regards,

Mr. Small and Ms. Lee

Framed Again!!! This getting old…

So once again I have been framed! Whoever is doing this is going to get a beating when I find them. Granted I like the style, but I disapprove of framing someone else. If you going to do it than take the credit. grrr…So this time someone rewired the food vendors to only provide caramel coyote ice cream, so no matter what you say you want to eat thats all that it delivers. Its getting ridiculous! They are threatening to put my in solitary confinement. I had nothing to do with this holliganism…


Someone has stolen my identity, or something of that nature, I have gotten blamed for numerous offenses on Demeter,and it wasn’t me! Please note that I will happily own up to any mischief that I have done. Did I deny the stealing of the dewsnips, the paintballing of the cafeteria, or any of my other hooliganisms? No! I have been perfectly honest and up front about my mischieviousness. Someone apparently put a form of super glue on Director Steermans office so when she went to stand up the chair came with her. She claims I did it out of act of revenge for her making me buff the hall. But I didn’t do it. I am innocent… for once. But when I find out who is responsible war is eminent.

Return of Debbie

So the garbage lids were a great idea… except they scratched up the floor… so we just spent the last several hours buffing the floors…. can I tell you how much that sucked. Director Steerman personally came and supervised the event… Merry Christmas to us… The good news is they didn’t confiscate our paintball guns… So after fixing the floors we went and had a mass paintball war for hours… The guys trounced us… (I swear ryder cheats maybe he’s bugged cynthia or myself… how else could he always know what we’re going to do?)… We also opened presents today…. I love presents… I snuck Ryder a second present… its called a flow… think a skateboard, but no wheels. In fact one of the guys who made back to the future II was a Demeter alumni and lifted the design for the movie. Ryder was thrilled. I was rather pleased with myself. Anyways, Merry Christmas…

The Director strikes back

Man not only did we have to clean up the cafeteria, but we were also assigned to general janitorial staff for 2 weeks on top of our other duties. But its ok… This gives me access to all sorts of goodies. The foamanator for one… it spits a thick layer of foam everywhere. Sooooo… we might have found a hallway that was practically abandoned and foamed it. Best sledding ever… all we had to do was sneak out a couple of trash can lids and were flying down that hallway at about 20 mph. What makes it even better is we created a jump, oh and the hallway is pretty spick and span. Yep no dirt down that way. Ryder even tried the jump… he screams like a girl. But I love my dear big bro anyway. Cynthia thought it was cute. some people…