Tree House Tales

Tree House Tales table of contents

posted Jul 19, 2014, 2:49 PM by Sherry Thompson   [ updated Jul 19, 2014, 2:52 PM ]

I’ve been working on a new book project titled, “Tree House Tales” which is nearing completion-- as long as we don't define "nearing" or "completion". I still need to revise several entries & tweak some of the art.

THT contains samples from my work created over the past thirty-five years. The table of contents is in flux. The current version should  provide hints about the nature of the collection. And so here it is.

TABLE OF CONTENTS


ORIGINAL ARTWORK Thumbnail images will appear throughout, each with a special link to my original artwork.

FANTASY, MOSTLY
A Sailor’s Tale; Sisyphus; Circles; Street Chalk (a flash of horror); Luckiest Hunter Ever (story outline, with story-telling suggestions); Daisy & the Paper-Mice; The Windowed Door (a prose-poem); The Dragon’s Tail Tale; No Substitutions (flash fantasy); Winter’s Season; The Queen of the Tor Shee (poem); The Pumpkin Smasher; Gajit’s Research Expedition; The Last Quest; Dingle (a finish-the-story challenge).

REALITY, WHATEVER THAT IS
Preteens, Horses and Aliens; Fandom 101; Sherry’s Cake is Hit at Coffee Hour! Film at 11!; Between Worlds (a poem about Ocean City, NJ); A Lesson in Mid-Atlantic Meteorology, Public Readings for the Naive & Fearless; Confessions (writing errors); Tis the Season to Be Typing; Beginnings and Endings and Dingles! Oh, My!; Developing Characters; NAF Blog guest entry; Libraries I Have Known and Loved; Surviving Hazel.

CATSIZ AND OTHER CRITTERS
Catzis (with cat illustrations); Squirrelsiz; Crabsiz; Khiva’s Story; “Don’t Blame Me” (filk lyrics as written by a cat); Me-Ow! aka My Turn to Post!; Never Wager More Bunnies Than You Own; The Smashed Faerie Song Cycle.

niDgRhEtAmMaSre
Introduction to Dreaming; Dream With Joey; A Micro Dream; A Dream With Bowling; Hexa-Lyrica; A Dream With KB & Then Without Her; Diving for Treasure.

EXTRACTS FROM FIVE NARENTA NOVELS

(including samples from each of three unpublished Narenta novels)

“Seabird, Narenta # 1”; 

“Earthbow, Narenta # 2”; 

“The Gryphon & the Basilisk”, Narenta # 3; 

“Marooned”, Narenta # 1.5(?); 

"Da Boid, Da Tree-Rat 'N' Da Loser", Narenta # -1.


I may possibly insert a Narenta novel extract between each of the sections listed here. If I place them all at the end--as originally planned, prospective readers may stop when they finish the stories and come face to face with novel extracts. On the other hand, s/h/e/ w/o/r/e/ /a/ /g/l/o/v/e, I suppose it's entirely possible the readers--responding to the alternate arrangement--will jump past each sample to get to the next mini-collection of stories. Thoughts?


Postlogue: "The Hound, the Lamp Post, and the Seabird"

Appendix

Author notes for “Between Worlds”

Anything else that insists it belongs here.

About 20 or 25 thumbnails of my art inserted in the text at random intervals. Each of thumbnail will have a link to the online originals. Details still to be worked out.

Anticipated length: 65,000 - 70,000 words

I hope to arrange a contest for free copies of the collection.

If you have any ideas please post them at FaceBook 

Or email me.        KhivasMommy AT gmail DOT com

Many Thanks and Blessings!

LGG & LJ members chose this THT cover in Dec 2013.

posted Jul 19, 2014, 2:18 PM by Sherry Thompson   [ updated Jul 28, 2014, 7:53 AM ]







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