Tree House Tales
THT is a collection of my short stories, anecdotes, original art and short extracts from four of my Narenta fantasy novels.
Most of the stories are fantasy. Most of the anecdotes are humorous.
One short story, "Shadow Harper" was previously published in Spencer Hill's "UnConventional, Twenty-Two Tales..."
One anecdote, "Baffled By the Green Door" was previously published in "Stories from the Inkslingers".
Everything else is untouched by human eyes--except the author's eyes, the beta reader's eyes, the editor's eyes...
Here is THT's table of contents -- subject to change.
“Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.” -- Jules de Gaultier
I Need A Horse 10
A Sailor’s Tale
A Garden Mosaic
Daisy & the Paper-Mice 23
The Windowed Door 27
Luckiest Hunter Ever
Story Outline. Story-Telling Suggestions.
The Dragon’s Tail Tale 32
Winter’s Season 41
The Smashed Fairy Song Cycle 56
Dream, With Joey
A Dream With Bowling 63
The Queen of the Tor Shee 65
Shadow Harper 67
The Pumpkin Smasher 71
Gajit’s Research Expedition
Dingle Finish the story challenge. 87
The Last Battle (novelette)
“This Marks the End of Fantasy Mostly” 115
The Witch’s ORIGINAL Gingerbread House (art)
NOTE: 12-15 thumbnails of my artwork will be scattered randomly throughout.
REALITY, WHATEVER THAT IS 118
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." --Philip K Dick
Preteens, Horses, and Aliens 119
Baffled By The Green Door 123
Fandom 101 128
A Fannish Internet Sub-Creation of a 136
Hyperdimensional Pocket Universe
Sherry’s Cake is Major Hit at Coffee Hour! Film at 11! 140
Catzis #1 (with cat illos)
Catzis #2 (with cat illos)
Rainstorm Coming 150
Hurricane Hazel 152
Between Worlds (Interwoven Memories of Ocean City New Jersey) 155
END OF REALITY… 157
Extracts from Four Narenta novels: 158
Narenta # 1: Seabird 159
Narenta # 2: Earthbow
Narenta # 3: The Gryphon & the Basilisk (forthcoming) 166
Narenta # 1.5: Marooned (forthcoming) 173
How I Write 175
A Smidge of Plot. A Glob of Character
Khiva the Stoah (“stow-hah”) from Earthbow; G and B 176
Bert-and-Marsha-from-Hoboken (Marooned) 176
The End, "elegantly adorned" 178