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.
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.
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
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
(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
to Dreaming; Dream With Joey; A Micro Dream; A Dream With Bowling;
Hexa-Lyrica; A Dream With KB & Then Without Her; Diving for
EXTRACTS FROM FIVE NARENTA NOVELS
(including samples from each of three unpublished Narenta novels)
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.
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"
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.