Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker Chapter Fourteen

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker Chapter Fourteen


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Chapter Fourteen

Smoke And Ash

Kan Lam walked the streets of the upper village, surveying the destruction, compulsively counting dead animals. He tried to make himself stop, but every time he passed some sad crumpled corpse he added a number. He was an educated man, he could count as high as necessary. For once he almost wished he had less education. There were surprisingly few people dead. His mind shied away from that thought, but not before the image of the yew in the meeting ground filled his mind. Thank the King, nobody tried to fight.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Twelve

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Twelve:

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Chapter Twelve

A Raised Hand

Kan Lam looked up across the meeting ground at the tall houses, whose peaks showed above the intervening hedgeline. He scowled, and spat once into the dirt at his feet. Glancing about hurriedly he scuffed dust over the spit with his dirty toe. He looked back over at the far side of the hedge. They'll be getting theirs. Today."

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker Chapter Eleven

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker Chapter Eleven

Chapter Eleven is now available on line. Click the link above to read, or the link below to go straight to chapter one.

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker

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Chapter Eleven

Kon Nok Village

Waking curled up in the densely weedy corner of some less than industrious farmer’s cornfield, Jon felt tired, dirty, itchy, stiff, sore, his eyes were swollen and his ears ached, he was hungry and thirsty and weak. And he was free. For the first time in his life since he was able to understand what it meant to be a Lamb, doomed to live as a prisoner, however pampered, and to die young, Jon felt in control of his destiny. He felt good.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker Chapter Ten

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker Chapter Ten

Chapter Ten

The Barrel

As the sky brightened and the streets became more visible, Jon's fear grew. he was gasping with relief when he turned into the last narrow street before his destination. He broke into a jog and with a last sprint ducked into the tiny gap between two decrepit buildings. It was as black as full night here still, the buildings leaned in on each other, resting as it were, propping each other up at the eaves. Jon pushed his way deeper between them and settled back in to wait for Giant. The hard part was over, he thought.

He was wrong. The weeks of waiting in Lily’s room had made him terribly impatient to be moving. Every minute seemed to drag an hour and he found himself counting his breaths. Forcing himself to stop, he was counting his heartbeats a minute later. He could feel his heart beating strongly and the rush of blood in his ears rang in the early morning silence.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Nine

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Nine
Jon begins his escape from the city. The worst is yet to come!Click the link above to read, and find links to earlier chapters.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter 8

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter 8
Chapter 8 is now on line. Click the link above to read. Links to all previous chapters are there too.

Chapter Eight

Lily

"Jon, get up! We have to get these clothes off you!" Lily's voice was frantic. Somehow, it cut through Jon's weakness, and he crawled up to his knees. He began poking clumsily at his clothes, until she slapped his hands away. With the quick skill of years of practice, she stripped him of every stitch. He moved only enough to get the remains of his pants off, then lay back down.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Seven

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Seven

A new chapter is now on line. Read it! There is a place for comments at the bottom, and links to previous chapters.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Six

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Six

Chapter six is up!
Jon On-The-Run woke from bad dreams. Dreams of rebellion and war, fire and death. He was happy to be awake, even as he came to remember where he was, and why. Billy was filling one lamp from the tin of whale oil, and had lit the other. It was his cursing burnt fingers that had woken Jon. He wondered if that had been the source of his fiery dreams, that or the smell of smoke still in the tunnel. Or was it the memory of what he had seen above?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter 5

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter 5

Chapter five of The Tale Of Jon Handshaker is now posted. Click the link above to go there. There are links to the earlier chapters from that page.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Four

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Four

The latest chapter of my on-line novel is up. Read!
...Fire covered the walls and floor. On the stairs opposite a few boys and servants crouched helpless. On the floor, smothered in flame, were piles, shapeless except for an outstretched hand or foot. In the open doorway to the outside was a line of men. Not throwing water or plunging in to pull out victims, but standing ready with red swords and spears. Red from the fire? Or blood. One of the men pointed at the open door and at Jon, and a javelin flew. Jon stumbled back into darkness.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Three

Parade Of Fools, chapter three of my science fiction novel, is now on line.

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Three

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Chapter Three

Parade Of Fools

The long night of physical labor gave Jon plenty of time to think. The future was clear. He would have to put up with this Handshaker business for a long time, perhaps even right up till he took his final, royal, name. That was always the last name. Young as he was, Jon was all too aware of his rapidly approaching and quite inevitable end.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Two

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter Two


The second chapter of my on-line fantasy/science fiction novel is now up. Please click the link above to read. Thanks.

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #4

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #4
How to save money grilling and barbecue cooking. Make your own charcoal at home. Its easy, and charcoal is expensive. Click the link above to read my article. Thanks.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter One

The Tale Of Jon Handshaker, Chapter One

I have put a chapter of my new novel up on HubPages. Click the link above to read more. Thanks.

Jon Lamb was having little luck. He had fished the shallow, cold, mountain creeks of the Reservation Lands for trout and grayling, but he was new to this city and to the wide, slow rivers that encompassed it.

The Festival of the Dog Star, the first sighting of the summer star over the horizon, was one of four given over for purification. People, public spirited, or simply ever mindful of their neighbors' eyes, were diligently cleaning their homes, shops, and streets. They burned richly scented pine boughs in hopes of warding off the summer fevers, brought on by insects and the heavy, humid air. Jon was playing hooky.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #11

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #11

Stores are stealing from you. Learn how to stop stores from charging more than list prices when you shop. Click the link above. Thanks.

Chainsaw Dreams

Chainsaw Dreams

Sometimes things. Just. Work. Right.
Click the link to read. Thanks.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Male And Female Parenting Styles, Mom, Dad and Two Girls

Male And Female Parenting Styles, Mom, Dad and Two Girls

Mom, do you fight with your daughter? Dad, do you fight with your son? Click the link above for a pop psychology lesson on tactics you can use.

Friday, November 5, 2010

On The Proper Training Of Young Women

On The Proper Training Of Young Women

Trying to raise strong, self-confident young women. Click on the link above to read.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

How To Repair a Cracked or Broken Axe Handle

How To Repair a Cracked or Broken Axe Handle

How To Repair a Cracked or Broken Axe Handle
Learn how to use simple home items to repair anything made of wood, handles, tools, table legs, anything. I published this on HubPages. Click the link above to read the article.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tips For Treating Eczema, Home Remedies That Work

Tips For Treating Eczema, Home Remedies That Work

Tips For Treating Eczema, Home Remedies That Work
Eczema can be successfully treated with home remedies. Some work better than others. Click the link above to see my article on HubPages.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

IQ And The Economy. Be Kind To Stupid People.

IQ And The Economy. Be Kind To Stupid People.
Our government stacks the deck against the most vulnerable among us, the stupid. Click the link above to read my article on HubPages.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Self Sabotage

Self Sabotage

Can your actions and attitudes make you poor? Stymie you from achieving your goals and hurt your relationships? Click the link to my article on HubPages.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Winter Is Coming. Fimbul Winter. Are You Ready?

Winter Is Coming. Fimbul Winter. Are You Ready?

This winter is expected to be among the coldest in a century, due to an unusually strong La Nina in the Pacific. Is your house ready? Budgeted enough for extra heating. The link above goes to my article on HubPages with some unusual tips for saving money on heating your home.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I Am A Dog

I Am A Dog

A Hub I wrote, my beliefs about God and man.

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #7

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #7

#7 on a list of money-saving tips. How to make your disposable razors last longer. A lot longer.

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #8

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #8

#8 on a list of weird, money-saving tips. How to repair your blue jeans, the guy way.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Write Your Hub Right

Write Your Hub Right

A simple guide to improving your HubPages writing.

Prepare Your Car For Winter Survival

Prepare Your Car For Winter Survival

Can you survive if your car breaks down or you are stranded in the winter? Read this on HubPages.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Diet Tips To Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Diet Tips To Keep Your Teeth Healthy


Published on HubPages, suggestions, tips and advice for keeping your teeth strong and healthy.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #6

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #6

Money saving tip #6. How to use solar energy to reduce cooking energy costs, without buying special equipment. On HubPages.

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #5

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #5

Money saving tips in the kitchen. Tip #5. How to make Beef Jerky and other ways to cook cheaply. Published on HubPages.

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #4

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #4

Tips for saving money. Tip #4, how to make charcoal at home. Published on HubPages.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #3

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #3

How to save money with Shoe Goo, and old tee-shirt, and an old pair of shoes, published on HubPages.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Live Debt-Free

Live Debt-Free

Learn how to buy a house without a mortgage. Tips on how to live debt-free. Advice on how to pay yourself first, and not the banks and the credit card companies. Click through to see the original article on HubPages.

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #2

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #2

The second in a series of money saving tips published on HubPages. Save money by saving water. Go Green!

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #1

Frugal Living, Money Saving Tip #1

The first of a series of crazy tips published on HubPages, for saving money in hard times. Frugal Living. Live green.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Self Seeded Gardens

Self Seeded Gardens

A HubPages article on how to save money gardening by getting your vegetables to reseed themselves.

Organic Lawns

Organic Lawns

An article I published on HubPages on how to have an environmentally sound, green, healthy lawn and yard.

 
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