Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Players Inheritance By Anthony Maurice Brown

Andrew Hamilton grew up in a family where his father was a known womanizer. He watched his father disrespect his mother on a consistent basis in the presence of friends and family. Jesse Hamilton, Andrew’s father, was not much of a role model to Andrew or his siblings. He never spent a lot of time with them or provided for them. But he had plenty of time to spend with other women and hang out with his drinking buddies. His family was second class citizens and was not top priority to him.

Doreen Hamilton, Andrew’s mother, was a church-going Christian who tried to keep her family together. The harder she tried the more Jesse put her down. She could not do anything right. Doreen’s family and friends tried to get her to leave him, but she was determined to stick with her marriage for better or for worse.

Andrew took up football to pass the time away while in school and became one of the best running backs to come out of high school. He was an all-state football star. He was exceptionally good, and major universities were interested in signing him to a full athletic football scholarship.

His father was always busy doing other things, so he never came to any of his games. Jesse thought it was a waste of time and boring. Andrew vowed that he would never be like his father. He did not want to be the type of man who was a womanizing dog that did not care about anybody but himself. He promised that he would never disrespect or mistreat women. But he became a product of the environment that his father introduced him to. Andrew inherited his father’s womanizing player ways and became what he hated most about him, a player.

Andrew was not your typical player. He was not the type of guy that didn’t have feelings for women; he was just confused at times. He wanted a meaningful relationship but he had a hard time with commitment. He always had one side of him wanting to be a player and the other side of him being a decent guy that women loved.

Andrew not only inherits his father ways. He also inherits certain things from his mother such as the love for God. As a child his mother made it her duty to keep her kids in church and instilled in them good values. Andrew had a hard time deciding what he wanted to be, a player or not, so he rode the fence at times.

About the Author

Anthony Maurice Brown is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas but now resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He developed the love of writing at a young age. His younger twin sisters enjoyed the short stories he wrote as a child and pleaded with him to pursue writing as a career. After much procrastination and several years later he took their advice and wrote his first novel, “A Player’s Inheritance”.

He is in the process of writing his second novel. Other than writing he enjoys watching old movies, cooking, reading, listening to music and spending time with his family and friends. His goal is to continue to write stories that people can relate to and enjoy reading.