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K.G. Bethlehem & F. Kenneth Taylor; down STL 2011.  oh the dude with the red pants in the background; Joel "Yoel" Charles

K.G. Bethlehem & F. Kenneth Taylor; down STL 2011. oh the dude with the red pants in the background; Joel “Yoel” Charles

Greetings everyone!!

Great news, both authors me (K.G. Bethlehem) and F. Kenneth Taylor will conduct a video discussion about Shadow Within A City along with other projects within the ShadowKill universe. We will also talk about Science fiction in general along with individual projects coming up in the near future. If anyone has any questions they want answered please leave a comment below and we will make sure we answer all that is presented to us.

Video discussion will take place Saturday; March 7th look for the video blog sometime in the afternoon.
Again thank you all for the support and following of the creative world of Shadow Within A City..

Shadow Within A City Written by F. Kenneth Taylor & K. G. Bethlehem

Shadow Within A City
Written by
F. Kenneth Taylor &
K. G. Bethlehem


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“I remembered him back in the old days. He showed such promise in being the first officer to reach sergeant within 2yrs. He drank beer every now and then with the fellas from the old District Crimes Unit. He smoked cigars, fine cigars but didn’t inhale any of them. He loved his wife and child, he loved them so much. I distinctly recalled the day when he lost his wife and child. It was a car accident by a drunk driver. They didn’t have a chance, they died instantly. He took it very hard. He didn’t forgive himself for whatever reason and the sad thing about all of this—he became a drunk and was demoted to back to the investigation unit.”

Shadow Within A City..

Yosul’s hair and skin began to disappear, as did the solid mass and composition of his physical, human form. His body quickly became transparent, then jet-black, as he merged within the surrounding shadows in wait of the unknown aggressors fast approaching. Within seconds, his ghostly transformation was complete. His mind now traveled from minor realities into a calm spirit of thought and steel to which his heartbeat slowed down to a crawl. A fire sensation inhabited his muscles, and gravity was no longer a hindrance. He was dark energy, pure strength of comfort motion and raw iron. The young urban man of Midwest City, was now the eminent—ShadowKill.

"Tell him I'm the one assassin of malevolence----the Shadow Killer!!!"

“Tell him I’m the one assassin of malevolence—-the Shadow Killer!!!”

How does ShadowKill relate to your outlook of how a super-hero should be?

or, is he too much of a anti-hero that the questions would not be valid?


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If you have to describe this man in 5 words or less what would it be?

Here’s a hint, an excerpt from Shadow Within a City..

“Excuse me for actually giving a fuck,” retorted Det. Higgins, who, despite being outnumbered, had decided he wasn’t going to be disrespected much longer. “If you must know,” he snapped back, “I’m asking because I’m concerned about his health. He’s not gonna last much longer, if he don’t receive, professional medical attention, and if he has a record, than I don’t have to tell you, he can’t be admitted to a regular hospital—but I have connections, and I can help—believe it or not! So, what’s it gonna be hot-shot? You gon’ keep playin’ this tough-guy bullshit with me, or, are you gonna do what it takes to save your friend?”

Pg. 1 ShadowKill Comic

Pg. 1 ShadowKill Comic

Pg. 2 of ShadowKill Comic

Pg. 2 of ShadowKill Comic

What is very interesting; I and Joel “Yoel” Charles were the creators of the comic book ShadowKill but F. Kenneth Taylor was the first person to draw the first two pages of the comic (issue 1).  More interesting F. Kenneth Taylor joined the project after I wrote the first three issues and at that time I knew I needed help.  The creativity, energy, and the introduction into “attitude dialogue” was a breath of fresh air.  Together we wrote 50 scripts in all for ShadowKill.  Regrettably there is only one issue in print for ShadowKill due to the amount of work needed with the limited artists available at the time.

That of course did not stop us.  Together we started to put together some scripts, with a few revisions here and there and created “Shadow Within A City.”  This goes to show for everyone to never forget about past projects.  When the time permits itself, bring them back in full force!!

Also when a special person such as a very talented individual such as F. Kenneth Taylor wants to join your project; leave the ego at home and accept the help.  The old saying; two heads are better than one?!”

Well in this case, HELL YEAH!!  (also, we lost quite a bit of weight so don’t let that picture fool you LMAO)

K.G. Bethlehem & F. Kenneth Taylor; down STL 2011.  oh the dude with the red pants in the background; Joel "Yoel" Charles

K.G. Bethlehem & F. Kenneth Taylor; down STL 2011. oh the dude with the red pants in the background; Joel “Yoel” Charles

All part of the world of ShadowKill. Like my man Three-Dog said in Fallout 3; “Gotta’ fight, the good fight.” This short story will take a in depth look at two mysterious characters; Matrix and Chono. The “ying & yang” of Midwest City.. Enjoy.





F. Kenneth Taylor


Ok, some of you know I’ve been working on this short story (which YOU will title) for about 1.5 months or so. Before YOU choose a title, I have to give you the background and character info to help you decide, so here goes…


The idea for this story came about from 2 characters in Shadow Within A City, the book I co-authored with K.G. Bethlehem. The characters names are Chono Soto and Matrix Ito, both martial arts experts; with Chono being the protagonist & Matrix the antagonist. “Shadow Within In A City” hints to a bitter feud and/or rivalry and history between them, and in one scene gives direct reference to their past. Each of them also has a “mysterious”, clouded past in “Shadow Within A City”. So we thought it would be a good idea to give them…

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