Dear Family and Friends, We hope that you are all well and enjoying the summer. Hard to believe it is summer because we are beginning the rainy season here which is our winter filled with rain, cool weather, and days when the clouds are all around us so we don’t see the sun. I have laundry hanging on the drying rack daily now and sometimes it takes 3 or 4 days to dry with all the humidity in the air from the rain. The fireplace helps because I can put the drying rack in front of it and it adds in the drying process. We wanted to give you an update on what is happening with the land purchase. We only have $15,000 more to raise to own the land. The rumors are still going on about the mining. There is a big town meeting on Friday of this week. . .
My Thoughts: This is one of those stories that you should read outloud. It is said that Chuck Black is great storyteller, and from reading this, I say that I agree. I really am at a lost to describe it, so my suggestion is to read bits of the introduction yourself, and make an opinion. Also, see if there might be an underlying story that you’ve heard, or maybe one that you should hear if you have not yet… – MJ Like raindrops on a still summer’s eve, the words of a story can oft fall grayly upon the ears of a disinterested soul. I am Cedric of Chessington, humble servant of the Prince, and should my inadequate telling of the tales of these brave knights e’er sound as such, know that it is I who have failed and not the gallant hearts of those of whom I write, for. . .
Vanished is not my cup of tea. I read fifteen chapters (not even a quarter through) and it did not perk my interest, but that is not to say that it would not perk yours. Right now, I’m still feisty when it comes to Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction. Many times I find books that are fabulous and I cannot get enough of, but sometimes there is too much of reality and science for me. My reason that I read, be a good one or not – it is still mine, is to escape reality. I delve into the world of my characters and live within their lives. Sometimes things are too close to the harshness of reality that it is not an escape. That has nothing to do with the skill of an author, just more what I’m looking for in a story. If you are. . .