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Writings of Eugenia Lucas

The stories and novels included on this website are entirely fictional. Occasional mingling of historical figures with fabricated characters is not meant to imply any factual aspect to those particular plots. For those stories inspired by works of other authors (and duly noted on same), no copyright infringement is intended. No monetary profit is made from this site (the advertisements are posted by www.freeservers.com, not the website owner).

The Fisherman's Mandate - A Novel

In this sequel to Morris L. West's The Shoes of the Fisherman, a second Kiril attempts to follow in the footsteps of his mentor and friend, Kiril Lakota, thirty years after the Russian Pope's death. He finds it is not easy to reform a Church set in its ways...

Reader's Comments:
"The rapidity with which I finished it once started is a good indication of how it retained my interest..." - E.K. - Rome, Italy.

The Fisherman's Shadow - A Novel

Eight years after The Fishermanís Mandate, Pope Kirilís aide and confidant, Harshil Patel, finds himself drafted by Kirilís great-nephew, Jim Damien, now an Interpol agent. The two travel to Chicago to save relatives from human trafficking, only to discover a complex criminal enterprise headed by an unlikely boss.

Reader's Comments:
"Your most complex so far. Certainly held my interest." - E.K. - Rome, Italy.

The Fisherman's Legacy - A Novel

Two years after The Fisherman's Shadow, Harshil Patel returns to Rome at the behest of Mumbai's archbishop. The true reason for the journey quickly becomes clear, to the Franciscan's disappointment. A bittersweet reunion with members of the Damien clan escalates the danger and turmoil to a scandalous conclusion.

The Regis Dilemma - A Novel based on the Star Wars Saga

Originally written in 1980, this tale takes place between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Marca Regis hails from an isolated planet which has never heard of the Empire, or the technology so highly prized by the Rebels. She must learn to "blend in", or risk death. A pacifist, her hardest lesson is understanding why the Alliance and the Imperial forces are at war... (Permission not granted for use of the characters by the great George Lucas - apologies if offense is given, no copyright infringement intended.)

Straits of Destiny - A Novel

In 2029, when one expert hacker turns technology-enslaved society upside down, chaos erupts. The survivors flee to remote settlements, trying to rebuild civilization from scratch. Sandi Rochester finds herself among the good people who have taken refuge on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan. Even there, though, they are not safe from the terror of raiding militias, pirates and illness.

A Servant of Integrity - A Novel

In the late 16th century, the Baron de Packe dies, leaving his wife and six-year-old daughter facing huge gambling debts. Selling almost every possession, the pair travel from France to England with their one remaining servant, Emilie de Montfort. Ten years later, the Baroness has died, and the two girls return to their native land, to find themselves caught up in power struggles, wars, and the machinations of Cardinal Richelieu.

Plan of Distraction - A Novel

Angela Carnegie publishes the magazine Horizons for Justice because she believes fighting crime in Chicago needs to be a top priority. When she crosses one particular mobster, though, a contract is issued for her death, and the consequences are serious.

From Fear Unleashed - A Novel

As a priest, Spencer Moore faces a variety of daily challenges, but he's also intent on helping the youth of his Chicago neighborhood break free of the gangs roaming the streets. In the process, he learns about faith, people and church politics...

The Magic Within the Music - A Novel

Gina Pickering is a pianist and composer, laboring in an office to make ends meet. A guitarist scratching out a living writing jingles, Mitch Barrett has dark secrets. When the two cross paths, they have a chance to create beautiful music, or be destroyed by those who would rather see them both dead.

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The Adventures of Sheila Holmes

Edith Hudson-Thorne takes possession of her great-great-grandmother's property at 221 Baker Street, and offers the upstairs flat to let. The tenant who signs the lease brings a decided excitement into the widowed landlady's life in these collections. (Originally created in the early 1970's.)

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The Mustang Chronicles - A Series

When teenaged Mustang Duryea is sent from her parentsí Montana horse ranch to live with her grandmother in Massachusetts, a series of unusual events begins...

NOTE: The Mustang Chronicles are fictional tales, incorporating genuine historic sites and selected historic figures into the imagined plots. While all attempts have been made to recreate the real sites and people accurately, literary license has been invoked to bend the truth to serve the story.

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Twisted Early Stories

Twisted 21st Century Stories

A New Decade Summer, 2010 Autumn, 2010 Late Autumn, 2010 2011 - 2013

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The Stageplays

These works, drawn from among the 20-plus plays by the author, are suitable for production by community theatres, having one primary set and a variety of entertaining characters and unusual plot twists. Interested groups may obtain perusal copies by contacting the author, as listed below.

Convictions
Two Acts - Cast: 8 men, 6 women
When Rev. Henry Sellers is accused of mismanaging church finances, he asserts his belief the money from weekly collections should be used to help the poor. His board disagrees, and the minister must face betrayal, prosecution, and expose the real criminals.

Broken Mold
Two Acts - Cast: 6 men, 2 women
A movie producer discovers the wrong check has been sent to a temperamental author for the rights to her latest novel. He sends his star to retrieve the overnight package before the woman learns of the mistake. The visit to her Midwest home involves navigating a series of tricky situations.

The Many Lives of Corrick Bridge
Two Acts - Cast: 8 men, 6 women
When a Irishman whoís spend his career as a U.N. diplomat retires to his home country, he has an opportunity to introduce many international visitors to Irish life and his own love of fishing off the centuries-old Corrick Bridge. But the locals like the bridge, too, gathering for various reasons, occasionally bringing the law down on their heads.

Behind the Door
Two Acts - Cast: 5 men, 4 women
The Plunkett family suffers from the same turmoil as many other American households, except daughter Erin is a best selling author with some unusual eccentricities. As dealing with her gets more difficult, other problems surface and must be resolved.

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Other Interesting Reads

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Eugenia Lucas is a retired professional who spent nearly forty years writing short stories and novels. Her plots are off-beat, to say the least, but they reflect a world most people prefer not to acknowledge. She is a mother, grandmother and dog lover from northern Indiana, who now travels extensively. With the environment in mind, she has decided to publish her works on the Internet, free of charge. Among her inspirations for various stories have been everyday people and events, assorted classic authors, and eccentric actors from the past and present.

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