Inspirational Quote # 1555

20 november howe.001.jpeg

Google Search Image

Inspirational Quote # 1515

11 october kandinsky.001.jpeg

Google Search Image

The Delta Pearl, 5 — Read

Catch the latest episode of The Delta Pearl, 5 — Read. Thanks Teagan and readers. Do have an enjoyable weekend!

Teagan's Books

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Paddlewheel Riverboat by Dan AntionPaddlewheel Riverboat by Dan Antion

Hello, my chuckaboos!  Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl.

So far we’ve met passengers who include a young, but somewhat nurotic prodigy of an inventor, Dr. Victor Elam. He’s a little older than Émeraude, and she is quite intrigued, despite his imperfections.  Or maybe because of them.  Can anyone so young truly be so accomplished?

Also, we met a very wealthy couple, Randal and Eliza Needleman.  Oh, and their little dog.  Randal earned the respect and gratitude of Sid (the Cadete) through his personality and a generous tip, when the dog got loose.  Eliza seems companionable in her interaction with Émeraude.  Are they as down-to-earth as they seem?

Then there was a young couple on their honeymoon, Harrison and Hyacinth Harvey. Unfortunately they were stuck with their nephew Hershel.  Don’t tell, but I suspect the cherubic…

View original post 1,602 more words

The Delta Pearl 4 — Greet

Check out another hair-raising adventure on Teagan’s The Delta Pearl. Current episode, chapter 4.

Teagan's Books

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Original photo by Dan Antion. Tomfoolery by TeaganOriginal photo by Dan Antion. Tomfoolery by Teagan

Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos!  

As you know, I’m re-writing a nearly finished novel, The Delta Pearl, for this serial.  That has resulted in a few changes, such as the heroine, Émeraude, becoming several years younger.  Now both she and one of the passengers (Victor Elam — you met him last time) are in their teens.  Although Victor is a little older than Émeraude.

A story set on a riverboat will have a lot of characters.  Between the passengers and the crew, that’s unavoidable, at least when I’m telling the tale.  I’m trying to make it easier for you to keep track of all these people by how I name them.  Throughout this week, I’ve done a lot of work, renaming the passengers.  Many of you know that I put a lot of…

View original post 1,814 more words

Brother Love 9 — A Hallelujah

Ready, set, go…the latest episode of Brotherly Love is up…come see, read it for yourself. Brother Love 9 — A Hallelujah
Bow Tie, Speaking in Tongues, Cardboard Fan. Thanks Teagan for letting me re-blog.

Teagan's Books

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Collage featuring hymnal by Dan Antion. Tomfoolery by TeaganCollage featuring hymnal by Dan Antion. Tomfoolery by Teagan

Welcome back to the crossroads.    

I think this is an upbeat chapter.  You could say it has a good gospel beat.  (Winks.)  However, the characters experience some uncertainty.  Hence the melody in this introduction.

In Chapter 7 — A Lament,  Birdie Devovo was reluctant to go to the revival service, even though Dough Armstrong asked her to be there for moral support.  When they arrived, we saw Birdie had good reason for not wanting to go.  This time Doug has to struggle with something. 

Those struggles put me in mind of one of my favorite songs, Hallelujah, written by Leonard Cohen.  The song is not about religion, and neither is this story.  Even though the song is from a later era, it felt like a perfect fit.  I love hearing Cohen sing…

View original post 2,361 more words

Brother Love 8 — A Confession

What’s Saturday without Brotherly Love? Have you fill yet? Read the latest episode here, Brother Love 8 — A Confession. Thanks Teagan.

Teagan's Books

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Welcome back to the crossroads.    

Brother Love promo imageImage collage by Teagan, featuring a photo by Dan

This chapter has two things from  Dan Antion, who shares his photographs to illustrate Brother Love.  Read on to see how I used Bubblegum and Newspaper in this episode.

The third “thing” that is used to drive Chapter 8 is from Fraggle, aka C. J. Hyslop, who is a marvelous photographer.  It’s easy to see what a terrific imagination she has at Fraggle’s Other Place.  What was Fraggle’s thing?  Camera, of course!

I have to give Dan credit for a line in this chapter.  In our discussion about the two evangelists who inspired my Doug Armstrong character, Dan talked about something the preacher from his past said about not inviting people to dinner.  Keep reading and you’ll see what I mean. 

Chapter 7 — A Lament.

View original post 2,044 more words

Brother Love 7 — A Lament

What could be better than the latest episode of Brotherly Love. Check out Brother Love 7 — A Lament Elvis Presley, Matryoshka, and “That’ll Be the Day”. Thanks Teagan, for letting me reblog this!

Teagan's Books

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Crows by Dan AntionCrows by Dan Antion

Welcome back to the crossroads.    

This chapter turned out to be for the birds — or rather for the magpie.  If Brother Love was a television series, then this would be the quirky musical episode.

I was already working with music because of the “thing,” Elvis Presley, from Mary J. McCoy-Dressel.  That’s when Jinx, the magpie, got in on the act.  Then John W. Howell commented about the Buddy Holly song, That’ll Be the Day.  Of course that became another “thing.”  At that point, I just went completely off the rails.  Yes, there’s more punishment — I even narrated the ending with a new sound-bite… That’s supposed to be my scary voice, but whatever.

John specified the Buddy Holly version of That’ll Be the Day.  Mr. Holly wrote the song during the general time-frame I’ve given…

View original post 2,677 more words