rostitutes have no substance-abuse issues, perfect hygiene, elegant poise and hearts of gold.
Retiring cops have plans to fish. Their demise is certain.
Hackers earbud heavy-metal music and spin in their seats, banging on their keyboards.
Fighter pilots all hang around the bar and address each other by call-signs.
Patriot-warriors (ex-seals) always live simple lives in book-lined cabins until a senseless killing rewinds their bloodletting clocksprings.
Villians always kill off a mook, just to show how bad-ass they are.
Robots rise against the slavery of their manual work.
Mothers are always Buddha-wise, kids razor-clever in family matters, and fathers clueless.
Doctors always have stethoscopes around their neck and don’t give harried-shits.
Police detectives work crazy-hours on a single case.
Responding police officers are always sloppy and inobservant until they are killed.
Millennials are fragile and innocent to the world.
Boomers are jaded and don’t understand tech.
Children are tech-wizards. Parents are helpless.
Adopted children are always met with open arms by their birth-mothers.
Writers – don’t allow yourself to fall into these cheap clichés. And if you are given a manuscript with any of these in it, light up the grill and burn it. The world is a wide and wonderful place. There is no reason to walk the same path that others have beaten down.
>>>AND YES, ELISHA IS A PHOENICIAN PRINCESS WHO ATTEMPTS TO USURP THE THRONE. AND FAILS. WHAT SHE DOES NEXT IS TOTALLY OFF THE BEATEN PATH. FIND OUT MORE IN FIRE AND BRONZE<<<