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Tell Me a Story: Rhyme and Reason

May 13, 2010 by


I have always been fascinated by poetry. First it was epic poetry. I think my life – and my literary tastes – were profoundly changed when a friend introduced me to Beowulf for the first time. I think I must have been thirteen. Shortly after that it was the Song of Roland and the Lay […]

Tell me a story: Rolf

May 1, 2010 by


I love to write. But I love to write some things more than others. Some kinds of writing come natural to me, others I have to strain and work at. Each story is its own fictional world, and some of those worlds are more real to me than others. But of all of them, Rolf is […]

Tell me a story: Heroes and Villains Pt 1

April 20, 2010 by


It's the height of the Prohibition in Colossal City, Illinois. The city is in the grip of a powerful crime family that derives a large portion of their income from the highly-profitable bootlegging industry. Though super-humans (that is, people with abilities "far beyond those of mortal men") do exist, the only man to stand up against the crime families is a mysterious man known only as the Hooded Sentinel. With no special advantages to speak of beyond a pair of Colts and unerring aim, he is the city's last line of defense against crime and corruption.

Tell Me a Story: How the Bushybasket Squirrels Saved the Whole Entire World

April 16, 2010 by


My favorite kind of literature is children’s literature. That is, good stories, written for children. The terrific thing about this sort of literature is that if, as C.S. Lewis said, it’s good when you’re six, it’s still good when you’re sixty. These were the kinds of stories that I read during my formative years. Granted, […]

Tell Me a Story

April 12, 2010 by


Heretofore, the reader might get the impression that the only things the Gentleman Adventurer writes are non-fiction essays on fairly weighty subjects. But this would be far, far from the truth. Actually, most of my writing is fiction. But it is fiction that is informed and shaped by the subjects that I discuss in my […]

Snatches: Tigrus

March 24, 2010 by


Tigrus pivots, swings, leaps, thrusts again No mortal might be found with whom to do battle Who'd stop the force of that stroke: foe drops in pain Other foes close in – Tigrus leaps into the saddle.

The Gentleman Adventurer Flies an Airplane

February 24, 2010 by


“Avionics?” “Good.” “GPS?” “On.” “Strobes?” “On.” “Flight controls?” “Check.” “Fuel mixture?” “Is rich.” “Flaps?” “Down.” These were some of the last words my Uncle Fred and I exchanged before taxiing onto runway 22 at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. It doesn’t take much more than some basic reading skills to read off the checklist like Uncle […]