From a Far Land – Part 13, “Homecoming”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] Homecoming Gatlor scowled and slapped the blade in front of him aside with his … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 13, “Homecoming”

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From a Far Land – Part 12, “Decisions, Decisions”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] Decisions, Decisions “I think I should go back,” Jason said. He’d been mulling the … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 12, “Decisions, Decisions”

Damn the Torpedoes! Full Speed Ahead!

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. - Samuel Johnson In other words, you can always find a reason not to do something, or a reason why you won’t succeed, or why your best-laid plan can’t work. The trick is to ignore most of them. I say “most” because, … Continue reading Damn the Torpedoes! Full Speed Ahead!

From a Far Land – Part 11, “Muddy Water”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] Muddy Water Jason stared into the murky shadows of the ceiling above him. His … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 11, “Muddy Water”

From a Far Land – Part 10, “Loss”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] Loss “So, do you have any brothers or sisters?” Jason asked Lenai the next … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 10, “Loss”

Stepping Up to the Plate

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right. - Henry Ford Before we ever take the first step toward a goal or a dream, our odds of success or failure are heavily weighted by our mental attitude. I once saw a perfect example of this at my son’s Little League … Continue reading Stepping Up to the Plate

From a Far Land – Part 9, “Friends, Food, and Fear”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] Friends, Food, and Fear The rest of the day, Lenai showed Jason around the … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 9, “Friends, Food, and Fear”

From a Far Land – Part 8, “Beginnings”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] Beginnings Jason’s eyes flew open. The window showed nothing but darkness outside. Several candles … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 8, “Beginnings”