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Manic Monday
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
903 posts | 5 read | 1 to read
Assassins have no fun...at least that is how Jake Monday feels. Sure, it pays well and has tons of great benefits like beautiful women, fast cars and expensive clothes. But, when you hate your job, how can you enjoy its perks? Jake finds that although he excels at killing, he finds no joy in it. His employer continues to push him to his limits, forcing Jake to re-evaluate his career choice. A chance meeting with a woman aboard a flight to Los Angeles leaves Jake questioning more than his occupation. She leaves him with a strange gift and a feeling that they are somehow connected. Before Jake can unravel the mysterious woman, he takes an assignment that changes his life forever. The stakes are legendary, the danger acute, and the world may never be the same. FROM THE AUTHOR Manic Monday is the first installment of a 7-part series of novellas. The Jake Monday Chronicles will also be included in two volumes of collected works: The Monday Collection, Volume One and Volume Two. So, whether you enjoy your series one installment at a time, or you like to read a longer work, we have you covered. The Monday Collection, Volume One contains Manic Monday, A Month of Mondays, and Thank God it's Monday. All these installments are also available to purchase separately if you wish. The Monday Collection, Volume Two will be released in the fourth quarter of 2014 and will include the final four parts of the Jake Monday saga: Rainy Days and Monday (March 2014), Can't Wait for Monday (May 2014), Mad Mad Monday (July 2014), and Monday Bloody Monday (September 2014). I get the question from time-to-time: what inspired you to write this story? With Jake Monday, my inspiration came from a multitude of sources. Authors like Ludlum, LeCarre, Fleming, and Follet come to mind. Also, I enjoy watching series on television: "Alias," "Heroes," "Lost," "Supernatural," "The X-Files," and "Hannibal." All of these have elements that influenced my writing. The Jake Monday Chronicles began in 2003 when I wrote a short story about an assassin named Jake Monday. I had no plans, really, but I had a sentence running through my head. The sentence that launched this series began: "Jake Monday hated Mondays more than any other day of the week." The idea that a high-profile assassin would be unhappy, unsatisfied, and struggling with his past and future, is not unique. I wanted to explore new areas of this theme. I thought of family, of a past hidden, of the moral challenge of an individual that finds himself caught in a massive global conspiracy while grappling with the choices he has made, willingly or not. So, Jake Monday is my Jason Bourne. Hallie is my Sidney Bristow (from Alias). My villains...well, they are all my own. I love to draw villains who are deep, believable, and scary. Not because they always represent the antithesis of the hero, but just the opposite: my villains are not much different than all of us. I do not believe in "grey areas," but I do believe the line between good and evil can be narrow. One wrong move and even someone like Jake Monday can be heading in the wrong direction.
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La_Cori
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#ManicMonday @JoScho

☎️ Landline - Rainbow Rowell
☎️ The Call - Backstreet Boys (so many memories from my youth!!!)
☎️ The Matrix (phones are the exits within the Matrix, I'd follow Neo/Keanu Reeves anywhere!)

JoScho ❤️☎️❤️ 15h
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 Landline by Rainbow Rowell
🎥 Dial M for Murder
🎶 “Hello” - Adele

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho ❤️☎️❤️ 16h
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QuietlyLaura
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Book: I‘ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. So much fun!
TV series: Get Smart. I had to go with the old series with Max‘s shoe phone! 😊
Song: 867-5309 by Tommy Tutone.
#ManicMonday @JoScho

AlaMich The Tommy Tutone song came to mind immediately! 😁 17h
JoScho ❤️☎️❤️ 16h
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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
☎️ Landline by Rainbow Rowell
☎️ Dial M for Murder
☎️ 867-5309/Jenny

JoScho ❤️☎️❤️ 18h
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖Wrong Number
🎬Ghostbusters
🎤Call Me Maybe

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Ghostbusters!!! 18h
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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☎️Emergency Contact
☎️Scream
☎️Call Me-Blondie
#manicmonday

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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
🤯Brain on Fire
🤯The Man With Two Brains
🤯Check My Brain - Alice In Chains

JoScho 🧡🤯🧡 1w
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖I Survived The Destruction of Pompeii AD 79
🎬 Volcano
🎤Lava (from Lava)

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 🧡🤯🧡 1w
ElaineHowlin Changes by Jim Butcher 1w
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🤯Behind Her Eyes
🤯Primal Fear
🤯We Didn‘t Start the Fire
#manicmonday

WanderingBookaneer @gibblr , I‘d be curious about your picks for this one. 1w
rohit-sawant So appropriate for Behind Her Eyes! 😄 1w
JoScho @rohit-sawant yes! I was like what did I just read?!? 🤯 1w
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bookish_wookish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday

📖 Fox In Sox
📽 The Fantastic Mr Fox
📻 Im sorry everybody for this one but “What Does The Fox Say”

JoScho 💙🦊💙 2w
writerlibrarian Jane and the fox 2w
writerlibrarian Jane, the Fox and Me 2w
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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
🦊Fox 8
🦊The Fox and the Hound
🦊Foxy Lady

JoScho 💙🦊💙 2w
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖Fox in Sox
🎬The Fox and The Hound
🎤Foxy Lady

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 💙🦊💙 2w
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suzie.reads
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
📽 Back to the Future (I thought of Michael J Fox straight away ❤)
🎤 Crazy like a fox by Keith Moon (it's a long running joke with my hubby - he says I'm crazy like a fox)
🦊🦊🦊

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💙🦊💙 2w
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🦊The Winter People
🦊The Fox and the Hound
🦊What Does the Fox Say-I loathe it
#manicmonday

hermyknee It‘s CHARLIE!!! That‘s all I think of. Little Charlie 🥰 2w
JoScho 🦊🦊🦊 2w
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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
🌷Flowers In The Attic
🌷American Beauty (even though that featured roses)
🌷Build Me Up Buttercup

JoScho Perfect song! 3w
revenge4porgy Beauty and the Beast Flowers in the Attic Thorns Of Yesterday 3w
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖Flowers in the Attic
🎬Seven Brides, For Seven Brothers
🎤Spring, Spring, Spring (from 👆🏻)

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 💚🌷💚 3w
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🌷It Ends With Us-Colleen Hoover
🌷The Sound of Music
🌷Wildflowers-Tom Petty
#manicmonday

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suzie.reads
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
📽 The Chronicles of Narnia
🎤 Little Lion Man by Mumford & Sons (fav band)

Yes I love Aslan 🦁😍🦁

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 🦁💛🦁 1mo
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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
🦁 The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
🦁 The Lion King
🦁 The Lion Sleeps Tonight

JoScho 🦁💛🦁 1mo
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖The Wizard of Oz
🎬The Lion King
🎤The Lion Sleeps Tonight

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 🦁💛🦁 1mo
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Lovesbooks87
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 How Do Lions Say I Love You?
🎞 The Lion King
🎼 I Just Can't Wait to be King

#manicmonday

JoScho 🦁💛🦁 1mo
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🦁The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
🦁Lambert-not a movie but an old Disney cartoon
🦁The Lion Sleeps Tonight
#manicmonday

TK421 Lambert the Sheepish Lion is a classic. I'll be singing that little song in my head today.😊 1mo
JoScho @TK421 me too! So excited you know Lambert! 💛 1mo
AnansiGirl A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh , I‘m going to be humming this line all day 💛🦁💛 1mo
JoScho @AnansiGirl lol me too! 1mo
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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
🐰The Runaway Bunny
🐰 Hop
🐰 Mad As Rabbits - Panic! At The Disco

britt_brooke Love Panic! Great choice. 1mo
JoScho 🐰💗🐰 1mo
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FireproofBunny
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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1. Watershop down
2. Donnie Darko
3. The bunny hop

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Great movie choice! 1mo
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖Bunnicula
🎬Harvey
🎤Bunny Hop

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Oh good book choice 💕🐰 1mo
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🐰Rabbit Cake
🐰Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
🐰Little Bunny Foo Foo
#manicmonday

QuietlyLaura Little Bunny Foo Foo! 😆🐰 1mo
JoScho @QuietlyLaura 🙌🏼🐰🙌🏼 1mo
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cleoh
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🎈read some, did some errands, now watching some tv to end the day!
🎈no, but I want to!
🎈purple!
🎈Norway!
🎈I‘ve been lucky enough not to have any sad book incidents yet, but I probably jinxed it now so I‘ll keep everyone posted 😂

@pepsicola #premondayvibes

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bookish_wookish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday

📖 Doctor Sleep
🎞 Sleepless In Seattle
📻 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!
Its stuck in your head now....you‘re welcome

JoScho 💜💜💜 1mo
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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😴 Sleeping Beauty 📚
😴 Sleeping with the Enemy 🎥
😴 Mr Sandman🎶

#manicmonday #emojimadness @JoScho

JoScho 💜😴💜 1mo
whatshesreadingnow Ooh love Mr Sandman❣️ 1mo
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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
😴Before I Go To Sleep
😴While You Were Sleeping
😴Dream On

JoScho 💜😴💜 1mo
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖The Sleep Book by Dr. Seuss
🎬While You Were Sleeping
🎤Love Is Only Sleeping by The Monkees

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 😴💜😴 1mo
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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This emoji was speaking to me. I feel like I could sleep for a week!
😴My Year is Rest and Relaxation
😴Sleeping Beauty
😴No Sleep Till Brooklyn
#manicmonday

SW-T My favorite Beastie Boys song! 💕 1mo
JoScho @SW-T it is so good! 1mo
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bookish_wookish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday

1. Clifford The Big Red Dog
2. House On Haunted Hill
3. Burning Down The House by Talking Heads

JoScho Oh I love that song! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
🏡 The Good House - Ann Leary
🏡 Sweet Home Alabama
🏡 Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue

whatshesreadingnow Sweet Home Alabama!! 👍🏻💖 2mo
sudi Same Movie 😊🙌 2mo
JoScho Great movie 💙 2mo
revenge4porgy The Secret Garden, Little House Series 2mo
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suzie.reads
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 Home by Harlan Coben
📽 Home Alone
🎤 Our House by Madness

#manicmonday @JoScho

julesG Same song! 2mo
JoScho 💙🏡💙 2mo
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
🎬Left in Darkness
🎤The House That Built Me

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 💙🏡💙 2mo
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🏡Miss Peregrine‘s Home for Peculiar Children
🏡Home Alone
🏡Take Me Home Tonight-Eddie Money
#manicmonday

DebbieGrillo Great song! 2mo
JoScho @DebbieGrillo thank you! I love the 80‘s! 2mo
Avanders The first movie I thought of was Per Semetary... 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ Good marketing? 😆 2mo
JoScho @Avanders 😂😂😂 2mo
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suzie.reads
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 Tickly Octopus by Ruth Galloway (children's book)
📽 Little Mermaid
🎤 Octopus by Bloc Party

#manicmonday @JoScho

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Bloc Party🤘 2mo
JoScho 💛🦑💛 2mo
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖Daughter of the Pirate King
🎬Finding Nemo
🎤Octopus's Garden (The Beatles)

#manicmonday @JoScho

thegirlwiththelibrarybag It makes me think of all the name puns in The Penguins of Madagascar movie. Kevin. Bake on. We‘re still going to need that victory cake. 2mo
JoScho 💛🦑💛 2mo
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Wishing everyone a quick and painless Monday 💛
🦑 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
🦑 Pirates of the Caribbean
🦑 Under the Sea
#manicmonday

hermyknee The Soul of an Octopus 🐙 💕 I had no ideas for a movie or song though! Too early. Mind blank. 2mo
JoScho @hermyknee 😊💛 2mo
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SaintEmmi
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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The Walking Dead Compendium 1
Dawn of the Dead
Zombie by The Cranberries

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 🖤🧟‍♀️🖤 2mo
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚the White Trash Zombie series by Diana Rowland
🎥Warm Bodies (though Zombieland is my fave zombie flick!)
🎵Walk Like a Zombie by the Horrorpops
@JoScho #ManicMonday
🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️

JoScho 🖤🧟‍♀️🖤 2mo
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BookwormAHN
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🧟‍♀️ Resurrection Dreams by Richard Laymon
🧟‍♀️ Dead Snow
🧟‍♀️ Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Oooh good song choice! 🧟‍♀️🖤 2mo
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