Page 1 - Introduction
Hello, and welcome to the third issue of the 9/11 Fanzine 2015. In this issue, I’ll be talking about the how the world changed after "9/11 Averted" came and passed. I'll also be conducting a character interview with Suzette Mullen, author of "The Destiny of Lacey Parrish" in the featured article section of the magazine. So all you have to do now is just sit back, relax, and enjoy this premiere issue of this magazine!
Page 2 - Short Story: "I'm Not a Hero"
I'm not a hero; I just stopped the 9/11 attacks from happening. I didn't want evil to win; yet I had to stop evil from showing its face.
Page 3 - Essays
What I Really Think of the Stories about Me by Andrea Marshall Elan
I've read many stories about myself on the blog The Write Stuff. To be honest, I think those stories are stupid. I don't like how the stories portrayed me as a helpless mentally retarded girl whose death spurred the U.S. Government to declare war on handicapped people.
This doesn't make me happy.
Anyway, I have read about my death in "Battle of the Century 9-11-01" (and its sequels); the way the story handled my death was appalling. At no point in those stories did anything make any sense. I felt dumb for having read those stories. Plus, whose dumb idea was it to send Jacquelyn to Hogwarts, anyway?
I've also read "American Bandits: The Other Half of September 11, 2001". I'm angry about how that story talked about how I, my cousin Dicky, and several other famous disabled people were in a cult that sought to control the United States. FYI, I was NEVER in any type of cult, nor was I part of a scheme to take down the U.S. Whoever wrote that story is a liar.
The less I say about "Bailey Bennett’s Celsius 12/11: The True Story of Andreya Muty", the better.
Anyway, that's all I have to say about stories about me. This just goes to show you that it's difficult to stop a lie once it starts.
Page 4 - Advice from Lucy Miller
I'm a high school student who was told to reduce how much homework I'm doing for school. My parents tell me that because I'm spending the majority of my time doing homework, I'm missing out on teenage life. I love doing homework, but I don't want to miss out on anything. What should I do?
Dear Homework Addict,
While your ability to do your homework is impressive, I believe your parents are right to tell you to reduce how much homework you're doing. In fact, you're a teenager, and you shouldn't miss out on anything because of your homework addiction. High school is more than just getting an education; it's about making new friends and discovering new things. Don't be afraid to get involved in school activities, such as sports and clubs.
Featured Article - Suzette Mullen
Now we have an exclusive interview with Suzette Mullen, author of "The Destiny of Lacey Parrish" (and the Songs of Winter series). Suzette first created the story about Thomas Spencer in a short story anthology by Pixybooks in 1987. That led to her writing "The Destiny of Lacey Parrish" in 1990. That story became the successful supernatural movie "Frostfall", which was produced by Moviemagic Films.
Me: We're happy to have you here, Ms. Mullen.
Suzette Mullen: Thank you.
Me: I have some questions for you, if you don't mind.
S.M.: Sure, go ahead.
Me: So what led you to creating the character Lacey Parrish?
S.M.: It was winter in 1989, and my 7-year-old daughter Kendra begged me for a story about the Snow Princess. Well, instead of doing that, I told her the story of a young woman who defies the expectations of her people and goes on an adventure. Needless to say, Kendra wasn't impressed.
Me: And that led to you writing the story.
S.M.: Not exactly. It took me almost seven months to pick up the courage to write the story, which happened in 1990. But on February 19, 1991, Ghostbooks Inc. selected "The Destiny of Lacey Parrish" as their story of the month, and things kind of took off from there.
Me: And what was Lacey's story about?
S.M.: The main part of the story was about how Lacey lost her family and was forced to marry a man who was much older than she was. She rejects him and takes up with the dastardly villain Avrekius, also known as the Ice Magician. Avrekius wants to take over the kingdom of Vaspoania and plunge it into an eternal winter. Thomas and his companions Federyc the Fearless, Sir Basequin, and Maximillian are tasked with stopping him, but the group captures Lacey instead. She tells Thomas her sad story, which is also featured in the book "Winter's Wrath".
Me: That's interesting. How does it feel to know that your story was turned into a hit movie?
S.M.: I will admit that it's overwhelming. I know the people at Moviemagic Films have done an excellent job in bringing my story to life and at the same time, enticing a new generation of readers towards my books.
Me: Certainly they have. What is your opinion of the movie Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone?
S.M.: I haven't read the books, so I can't really form an opinion about the movie. However, I will say that Harry Potter is another fad that comes quickly and leaves slowly. I won't get into the debate about if Harry Potter is a good book or not; yet the movie seems to be somewhat mediocre.
Me: I guess this concludes this interview.
Suzette Mullen lives in Billings, Montana with her husband Maurice and their four children Patrick, Phillip, Kendra, and Alexander. Besides the Songs of Winter series, she has written The Seven Tree Hills Series.
Page 6 - News article - Andrea Elan Found Alive!
Nassau Junction News
September 21, 2001
Ten days after her mysterious disappearance, we are delighted to report that actress Andrea Elan is safe. She was found at the Hilton Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, where she claimed was hiding for the past week. Andrea was found with her two cousins Richard "Dicky" Trichenberg and Logan Trichenberg; they were among a covert group of people who prevented the September 11, 2001 attacks from happening.
Says Andrea, "I've been watching the news and was horrified to hear claims that I was dead or that my body was found between the Twin Towers when I was here the whole time. I didn't appreciate hearing those terrible rumors about my death; I'm going after those who dared to spread those rumors about me."
Meanwhile, several people were arrested for plotting to kill the Oscar-winning actress; those people remain unrepentant.
Kenneth Ashley, writer of this article, is the author of "The Rise Of Janus", which is book #7 in the Brigands of the Spaceways series.
Page 7 - Pop culture
Movies of the week (Theatrical releases)
1. The Count Of Monte Cristo [PG-13]
2. Hardball [R]
3. Hellgate: The House That Screamed 2
4. The Devil's Backbone [R]
5. Wet Hot American Summer [R]
Songs of the week
1. I'm Real - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Ja Rule
2. Fallin' - Alicia Keys
3. Where The Party At - Jagged Edge With Nelly
4. Someone To Call My Lover - Janet
5. Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!) - Blu Cantrell
6. U Remind Me - Usher
7. Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve Featuring Gwen Stefani
8. It's Been Awhile - Staind
9. Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me) - Train
10. Hanging By A Moment - Lifehouse
Books of the week
1. TIME AND AGAIN, by Nora Roberts.
2. DR. DEATH, by Jonathan Kellerman.
3. WISH YOU WELL, by David Baldacci.
4. SEDUCTION IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb.
5. THE BEAR AND THE DRAGON, by Tom Clancy.
6. HEARTBREAKER, by Julie Garwood.
7. THE THIRD OPTION, by Vince Flynn.
8. THE FIRST TIME, by Joy Fielding.
9. TOUCHING EVIL, by Kay Hooper.
10. HEARTS IN ATLANTIS, by Stephen King.
Page 8 - Short Story "Caught"
Jabez Bozeman was now sitting in Long Bay Correctional Facility; he couldn't believe that the NYPD arrested him after the disappearance of Andrea Marshall Elan. According to him, she was supposed to be dead, not skipping town with those two cousins of hers.
He looked up and saw Sean Michael Rowes approaching him. Jabez tensed, knowing that Sean had a reputation of being harsh towards those who messed with his cousins. He knew that Sean would show him no mercy.
"I see that you've been planning to whack Andrea," said the other man as he glared at him. "I do not appreciate you wanting to get rid of her. She's my cousin, however distant, and you messed with the wrong family."
"But I was only following orders!" Jabez cried out.
"Yes, and so were those men who tried to blow up the World Trade Center," said Sean. "But I'm not fooled by your despicable act. I'll find out who gave you the order to kill Andrea and then give them the death that they deserve. As for you, sir, you better get used to these bars as you'll be seeing them for the rest of your life."
Jabez howled in anger as he watched Sean walk away. He should have known that the Trichenberg family didn't take too kindly to those who chose to mess with them, and he should have realized that Sean would find out about his deeds eventually. Roger's family was about to pay for attempting to get rid of Andrea with everything they had...
Page 9 - What's in the next issue
Unfortunately, we're now at the end of this issue. But don't worry, because we have some exciting new things happening in the next issue:
1. October 11, 2001
2. Which movie should you see: Harry Potter or Frostfall?
3. Interview with Dicky Michaelson
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