Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 39 Conclusion

Here’s Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers
39 — Conclusion. It’s always sad to see one of Teagan’s serials go, but do enjoy and Teagan, thanks again for letting me re-blog.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Copper conclusion imageIt’s time for Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos!  I’m grateful to everyone who started this wild ride on the #steampunk train, and then the submarine.  What mode of transportation will we take next? 

As you know, the serials on this blog are pantser stories. They are completely unplanned. I let the “three things” readers send drive the plot of each episode.  This conclusion is the exception. It was not driven by three things — rather it was formed by the “things” from each of the previous episodes — so that’s 99 things!  I warn you that it’s a long chapter, but like I said —  99 things!   

Hang on tight.  The story concludes today!

Previously with Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers

Chapter 38.  Cal Hicks held Felicity’s arm.  “Quickly,” he hissed into her ear.  “Get into the…

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Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 38

Never a dull moment…check out Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers 38 — Toddlers, Queen, Superior and see for yourself. And while you’re at it read up on some Victorian vernacular, you never know when something like that will come in handy. Cheers, and thanks Teagan! Have a fantastic weekend everyone.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Copper promo USS Razorback Torpedo rm PixabayIt’s time for Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos!  I’m grateful to everyone who started this wild ride on the #steampunk train, and then the submarine.  What mode of transportation will we take next? 

Hang on tight.  This is the penultimate episode of the serial!

Previously with Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers

Chapter 36.  Absinthe flew in circles around the aerial screw.  The Green Fairy jerked his head around, as if he heard something.  He screamed again and pointed.  The sound came again, loud enough for me to hear.  The linen “threads” of the air machine ripped loudly.  The aerial screw lurched.  Cornelis struggled to keep his grip as the machine darted wildly.

Chapter 37.   Ced the very large chimpanzee was the one who tracked our heroes, commanded by the unidentified woman.  He turned back with a new…

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Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 37

Prepare to be awe-inspired and do like everybody else. Jump right in! For your reading pleasure here is Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers 37 — Tumble, Revealing, Description. Have a fab weekend and thanks, Teagan!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Copper Cover 3-25-2015Welcome back to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos!  Our heroes are still in the purple world. Will they return home this time?  The steampunk submarine is coming into port.  Let’s not waste any time.

Previously with Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers

Chapter 29   When the loud harmonic noise of the misused tuner dissipated, I realized there were no sounds whatsoever coming from the church.  To my horror, I found it empty.  Everyone inside had vanished along with the purple people eater,” Cal Hicks described the disappearance of the simians from the purple world.

“Cornelis!” Felicity whispered to the alchemist.  “That army of chimpanzees back at the Hixon estate.  What if they weren’t trained,” Felicity said but paused, looking for the right word.  “What if instead, they were actually translocated?”

Chapter 33.  With an awkward pucker, Aubrieta spat…

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Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 36

Adjust your specs and step right in. For your reading pleasure, here is Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers
36 — Purple, Diary, Kitchen….thanks, Teagan!

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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It’s Hidebound Hump Day again, my chuckaboos!  This is a rather noisy episode. I didn’t notice Cornelis Drebbel’s submarine coming into port.  However, I see the harbor master waving, and now I can hear his voice.  Let’s get straight to the #steampunk submarine.

Previously with Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers

From last time, Chapter 35   They decided to try a combination of da Vinci’s aerial screw and the alchemy of Cornelis lead our trio to Copper’s still missing daddy.  You know as well as I do, how the Dutchman’s alchemy can go awry.  Let’s see how it’s going.

All aboard!

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36 — Purple, Diary, Kitchen

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My finger traced the edge of a purple leather portfolio I found.  Now the case held the…

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Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 35

Are you ready for more? Check out the latest installment of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers
35 — Herbs, Kitchen, Texan – Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 35. Thank you, Teagan. My fellow readers do enjoy!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Copper CoverWelcome back to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos!  I’m off-line, but didn’t want to leave you hanging from any cliffs with the serial.  Collecting the recap for this episode reminded me of some fabulous animated videos created by Chris Graham. 

Let’s get over to the #steampunk submarine.

Previously with Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers

From Episode 5.  (And an other animation from Chris Graham the Story Reading Ape)  When I upended the owl-shaped lamp, I found an opening.  Some very old documents were tightly rolled and inserted into the lamp…

From Episode 7 .  “Oh!  What have we here?” Cornelis Drebbel exclaimed excitedly over the ancient papers.  “Don’t tell me this is what was hidden in the lamp!” he cried and Copper and I both nodded, taken aback by his enthusiasm.  “Really?  The audacity!  To hide such treasures that way.  Don’t…

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Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 34

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome, to another wonderfully intriguing episode of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers
34 — Cornbread, Champagne Glasses, Astrolabe…You have been warned! Teagan, once again, thank you for your fantastic work. Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Cover Copper Alchemist Woman n TrousersWelcome back to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos!  I’m off-line, but didn’t want to leave you hanging from any cliffs with the serial.

Let’s get straight to the #steampunk submarine.

Previously with Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers

A Rewind from Chapter 3  First things first, I told myself as I turned my attention back to the dead body slumped over Calvin Hixon’s desk.  I had expected to see a pool of blood, but the top of the desk was clean.  The dead man’s left hand rested on the desktop.  Something seemed wrong about the position of the hand.  It had been moved.

Hadn’t Cornelis said he wore a signet ring?  Without looking I could feel the cool metal of the ring the alchemist placed on my finger.  “You’ll need this,” he’d said.  My eyes went back to the naked hand of…

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Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 33

Are you ready for Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers 33 — Courtship, Well-bred Man, Horseback Riding. Do enjoy and Teagan, thanks for letting me re-blog.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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Welcome back to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos!  Unfortunately I still haven’t gotten my agoraphobic self on the road.  Even without my “messed-up-ness,” a cross country relocation is a lot for one person, physically and mentally… and I’m no spring chicken… So, please forgive me for being scarce.  I miss visiting other blogs, and apologize that I haven’t been to see you.

The quite romantically random “things” that drove this chapter were from author Mary J McCoy-Dressel

Now, let’s get straight to the #steampunk submarine.

Previously with Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers

A Rewind from Chapter 8 back when our trio escaped from fierce marauding chimpanzees. 

The chimp must have seen me looking back at him.  It started wreaking havoc in the branches of the tree, jumping up and down and screeching bloody murder.  His fellows in the…

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