Friday HYPERSHORTS… 1-page SciFi Stories launch exclusively here on the VlogBlog…

Ok, we’re trying something new here, people. Every Friday, we’ll be posting a 1-Page “SciFi Pitch” for your perusal. Read ’em up and let us know what you think.

“ALIEN”   by Anthony Lawrence (Fireball Pop)

“But where did you come from?” asked Professor Rigney, as he confronted the alien in the secured laboratory. He was still reeling from disbelief as he stared at the very humanoid creature that had emerged from the spaceship only hours ago.

She seemed to be a very attractive young black girl with flowers in her hair, wearing what appeared to be a pearl necklace and beaded anklet just below her flowing white robe.

The Professor of ancient languages had been astounded that she could speak English, but he had also been fascinated by the vertical ichthys on the anklet that had a special meaning in ancient religions. Ichthys is Greek for fish, known today as the Christian Fish symbol. 

“The Goldilocks Zone,” she replied with a charmingly wry grin, “not too hot, not too cold.  It’s 12 light years from here and its star is known to you as Tau Ceti.”

The Professor was astonished. “Yes, yes, it’s visible from here to the naked eye and perhaps six times the size of earth. I can’t believe this. You’ve come from Tau Ceti?”

The alien didn’t seem nearly as excited about her arrival.

“Oh, I’ve been here before,” she said simply.

The Professor regarded her narrowly, his words a slightly hoarse inquisitive whisper with a just a touch of sarcasm.

“You mean like ‘Ancient astronauts’?”

The alien grinned again, regarding the Professor as if he were a schoolchild who had asked an inane question.

“I’m afraid you’ve been reading too much paleocontact hypotheses. My earlier arrival just over two thousand years ago would have been a bit of future shock in a spaceship but in this time period it seemed quite appropriate. ‘Star Wars’ and all that.”

The Professor was stunned.

 “ This is incredible. But why are you here? What is your mission?”

“It’s quite simple, really,” she said patiently and gently, “our contact influences the development of human cultures, technologies, and religions.”

“Is that all?” asked the professor, with just a bit more of that cynicism creeping into his voice. “Do you have a name?”

“Of course,” said the alien. “Some of your people have known my name for centuries. It’s Jesus.”



IS THIS BUS FROM ROMANCING THE STONE? – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 754 – Fireball grabs his Pop (Screenwriting Legend Anthony Lawrence) and heads to 21st Century Fox in the 2018 Corvette Carbon 65 for a screening of the new film RED SPARROW. Plus, a Burrito and the Bus from ROMANCING THE STONE. (No Spoilers!)

I Love this GMC Rust Bucket! – FMV492

Fireball Malibu Vlog 492 sends Fireball all over LA for Thanksgiving supplies, Fireball Pop visit and a new deal with the Palisadian Post Newspaper. Plus, spots this cool GMC Rust Bucket. SHARE Today’s Vlog!


Fireball Pop ties the Knot – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 173

Today’s Episode : Fireball Pop (Anthony Lawrence) ties the knot to Madi Smith at age 87. And the fam celebrates at the Motion Picture Television Fund. (MPTF).


All New Camera Dammit – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 146


Today’s Episode : Fireball picks up Fireball Pop and heads to BEST BUY for a new Camera. Then, Kathie gets a new gig that’s awesome.


My Dad’s Movie Premieres – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 126

Today’s Episode : Fireball heads into Downtown LA (DTLA) to the LA Short Film Fest to see the premiere of his Dad’s film “DREAMCATCHERS.” Then, Kathie lays the pasta smackdown.


Get Tony’s new book HYPERSHORTS, co-written by Ethan Lawrence on Amazon!


My Maniac Wife is Bosu Crazy – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 123

Fireball & Kathie visit Fireball Pop, return a Bosu and then Kathie goes nuts on it.

Watch Fireball Pop’s trailer of his new film DREAMCATCHERS here! PLEASE SHARE TODAY’S FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 123!


VLOG 26 – Happy Birthday Fireball Pop


WATCH! Fireball Pop ANTHONY LAWRENCE featured on KABC-TV…

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Great piece on the MPTF’s Channel 22. A Mini-Movie Studio producing great content. Very proud of my Pop. Check it out here…

#Solvang, #Chocolate, #Pumpkins & #Wine with the 2015 @KIA CADENZA… @FirestoneVyds @CityofSolvang #HatTrick #KiaCadenza


When cars come into THE FIREBALL PAD here in Malibu, I do my best to experience fully what a new owner would do, inspired by having a great new car. This past week, it was the 2015 KIA CADENZA. So, I grabbed the Bride and Fireball Pop and we headed north in this Luxocroozer to see what it could do. At $43K, you’d expect a certain amount of luxury and we got just that.

Quiet, comfy, great interior peace in a simply stated design. But since you know me, you’d know the first thing I’d do is black out the windows, slap on some black rims and drop the car an inch. On this dark silver, add a blood red rear deck tat also. But alas, I didn’t… seeing as we were skirting to SOLVANG for a day of fun.

First up, we hit downtown and THE VIKING ROOM @ The Solvang Brewing Company for a few veggie burgs. Since it was a bar and the music was blasting at 11:30am, we opted to sit outside and had the whole place to ourselves. Took a walk afterwards to get some Chocolate… and we found lots. Swiss, Finnish, Danish.

Afterwards, the KIA rocked out of town and hit an awesome Pumpkin Patch on the side of the road. I wanted a huge one, but the Bride insisted that KIA make a Pickup Truck so we can make that happen next year. So, we got a wee punkin.

Like lightning, the Cadenza swooshed us away from the Patch and we headed towards FIRESTONE VINEYARD about 6 miles away. Up through the San Ynez curves, the Kia was smooth and easy. How do I know this? Fireball Pop had a smile on his face in the back. Easy peasy.

Our final Hat Trick stop was the Vineyard where we basically perused and looked for giftees. Beautiful setting and one of our favorite wines. No, I didn’t have any.

I love what we call HAT TRICK TRIPS. Hitting three unique places in one day. And in a car like the 2015 KIA CADENZA, it was easy and chill. Build yours online here and then rock the chocolate…


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