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Don Travis: Impotent-Chapter 6 (A Serial Novella)

Don Travis: Impotent-Chapter 6 (A Serial Novella): dontravis.com blog post #373     Courtesy of svgsilh.com It finally happened. They got together, and it was explosive. Wonderful. ...Original link
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Impotent-Chapter 6 (A Serial Novella)


dontravis.com blog post #373  Courtesy of svgsilh.comIt finally happened. They got together, and it was explosive. Wonderful. Magnificent. What comes next? Do they try it again and find the novelty wore off? Or do they try it again and find it better than ever? Or do they try it again at all? Read on.*****IMPOTENTThey repeated yesterday’s work pattern except the count was wrong in two pastures and they spent hours patiently hunting down the missing livestock. Once again, De la Roche was impressed by the deliberate, unhurried, efficient way Austin went about taking care of his animals. They found a late calf on the ground, and the rancher spent half an hour with the mother making certain the ...
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Don Travis: Impotent-Chapter 5 (A Serial Novella)

Don Travis: Impotent-Chapter 5 (A Serial Novella): dontravis.com blog post #372     Courtesy of publicdomaininvectors.org The power dynamic shifted considerably in Chapter 4. Does t...Original link
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Impotent-Chapter 5 (A Serial Novella)


dontravis.com blog post #372  Courtesy of publicdomaininvectors.orgThe power dynamic shifted considerably in Chapter 4. Does that mean anything? Will it encourage young Austin Andino or intimidate him? Read on.*****IMPOTENTDe la Roche admired the cowpoke’s masculine grace until Austin disappeared into the bedroom. Then he rose and went into his own, only half-closing his door to admit heat from the fireplace.As he settled beneath the covers of the bed, he experienced a bit of uneasiness. Had that look betrayed him? His ex-wife used to say that he could say more with his eyes than most men could say with words. She’d touch the lids covering his big orbs and tell him they were his best and wor...
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Don Travis: Impotent-Chapter 4 (A Serial Novella)

Don Travis: Impotent-Chapter 4 (A Serial Novella): dontravis.com blog post #371 Courtesy of publicdomaininvestors.org Chapter 4 might be a game-changer. Power denotes power, regardl...Original link
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Impotent-Chapter 4 (A Serial Novella)


dontravis.com blog post #371Courtesy of publicdomaininvestors.orgChapter 4 might be a game-changer. Power denotes power, regardless of the circumstances, and a couple of phone calls shifts the balance considerably. Will Austin be impressed?*****IMPOTENT          Donning Austin’s spare slicker, De la Roche joined his host in the front seat of the Jeep. Since the rain had quit, although roiling gray clouds almost touched the treetops, he tried his satellite phone again. This time, through irritating bursts of static, he heard the phone ring on the other end. A sleepy voice answered, coming awake when De la Roche barked into the phone.          De la Roche issued orders for someone to take his ...
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Don Travis: Impotent-Chapter 3 (A Serial Novella)

Don Travis: Impotent-Chapter 3 (A Serial Novella): dontravis.com blog post #369 Courtesy of publicdomaininvectors.org Last week, Forrest De la Roche decided he wanted Austin Andino,...Original link
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Impotent-Chapter 3 (A Serial Novella)


dontravis.com blog post #369Courtesy of publicdomaininvectors.orgLast week, Forrest De la Roche decided he wanted Austin Andino, and he’s accustomed to getting what he wants. But the power was on the other side this time. Austin is his rescuer. So what does De la Roche do? He puts his mind to work on the problem. As we pick up the story, they’re in Austin’s cabin with the storm still raging outside.*****IMPOTENTAustin was in the small kitchen tossing steaks into a pan when De la Roche returned to the common room. “Hungry?”“Famished. I had breakfast in Farmington, but didn’t take the time for lunch.”“Hope you like beef.” Austin threw him a smile. “It’s sort of required around here.”“Sounds gr...
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Don Travis: Impotent-Chapter 2 (A Serial Novella)

Don Travis: Impotent-Chapter 2 (A Serial Novella): dontravis.com blog post #368 Courtesy of NeedPix.com Last week, we left our corporate executive Forrest De la Roche and his rescue...Original link
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Impotent-Chapter 2 (A Serial Novella)


dontravis.com blog post #368Courtesy of NeedPix.comLast week, we left our corporate executive Forrest De la Roche and his rescuer, cowboy Austin Andino, in the cab of Austin’s Jeep in the middle of a raging thunderstorm. Let’s pick it up from there.*****IMPOTENT“What’re you doing out here in this storm?” the slickered figure asked.“Acting the fool,” De la Roche answered. “Decided on the scenic route to San Ysidro same moment the Good Lord decided on the second flood.”The driver flashed a smile that reached down into De la Roche’s groin. “Promised He wouldn’t do that. Didn’t anybody warn you August is our rainy season up here?”“Wasn’t smart enough to ask,” he acknowledged. “Just took off blin...
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Impotent (A Serial Novella)


dontravis.com blog post #367  Courtesy of NeedPix.comI’m going to try something different (at least to me) this week. I want to publish a heretofore unpublished novella in serial form. I’ve done short stories in installments, but this is quite a bit longer. We’ll give it a try, at any rate. Please let me know how you like this first installment.*****IMPOTENT          Forrest De la Roche swiped at the cold, damp windshield. The Volvo’s defogger failed to clear the mist inside, just as its wipers could not cope with the downpour outside, leaving him virtually blind. It appeared to be twilight, although the dashboard clock and his gold Rolex insisted it was not yet two in the afternoon. Who in ...
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Hector Running Wolf and Billy Youngston


dontravis.com blog post #366  A Running Wolf - Courtesy of Free ImagesWow! Got a lot of hits on The Voxlightner Scandal last week. Hope every one of them buys a copy of the book. This week, a piece of flash fiction by my fellow Oklahoman Mark Wildyr caught my eye. It’s short and pithy and gets its point across in a hurry… which is the object of such short-short pieces. At any rate, it’s something he posted on his web site in July of 2016. He’s given me permission to post it on my site.Here goes. Hope you enjoy the read.*****HECTOR RUNNING WOLF AND BILLY YOUNGSTONBy Mark Wildyr“Billy?”“Huh?”“You wanna do it?”My back went cold from goosebumps while my groin caught fire. We were out in the wood...
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Don Travis: Voxlightner Scandal’s Out, So Let’s Take a Look at...

Don Travis: Voxlightner Scandal’s Out, So Let’s Take a Look at...: dontravis.com blog post #365     Artist: Maria Fanning DSP released The Voxlightner Scandal, the sixth book in my BJ Vinson myster...Original link
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Voxlightner Scandal’s Out, So Let’s Take a Look at It


dontravis.com blog post #365  Artist: Maria FanningDSP released The Voxlightner Scandal, the sixth book in my BJ Vinson mystery series, last month. I’d like to present an excerpt of that novel for you this week. Part of the Blurb for the book serves to set up the narrative. Take a look:No good deed goes unpunished, as investigator B. J. Vinson is about to discover.Writer John Pierce Belhaven was murdered before he could reveal the name of another killer--one connected to the biggest scandal to rock Albuquerque in years. Two of the city's most prominent citizens--Barron Voxlightner and Dr. Walther Stabler--vanished in 2004, along with fifty million dollars looted from Voxlightner Precious Met...
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Don Travis: A Thanksgiving Day Lesson on the Interrobang

Don Travis: A Thanksgiving Day Lesson on the Interrobang: dontravis.com blog post #364     Courtesy of pl.m.wikipedia.com First of all, a happy Thanksgiving Day wish to all my readers, for...Original link
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A Thanksgiving Day Lesson on the Interrobang


dontravis.com blog post #364  Courtesy of pl.m.wikipedia.comFirst of all, a happy Thanksgiving Day wish to all my readers, foreign and domestic. I say that because last month, I received 2000 hits from Israel, 800 from Russia, and almost as many from Hong Kong, and the Netherlands.Today’s post was inspired by two things:First, it’s a holiday, and not many people will indulge in the practice of checking some guy’s blog.Second, a recent reading in our Wordwrights Writing Class.Last Monday, one of our members read an original poem to the class, in which he used both a question mark and a comma to end a sentence. This prompted a discussion of why this unusual pairing. Unusual but not unheard of....
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Don Travis: River Otter – A Study of Sensory Perception in Cre...

Don Travis: River Otter – A Study of Sensory Perception in Cre...: dontravis.com blog post #363     Courtesy of FreeDomainPictures.com Not much comment these last two weeks on Dooper and Dangle, b...Original link
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River Otter – A Study of Sensory Perception in Creative Writing


dontravis.com blog post #363  Courtesy of FreeDomainPictures.comNot much comment these last two weeks on Dooper and Dangle, but there sure were a lot of hits. Surprisingly, viewers from Hong Kong were the most numerous, followed by Russia, the US, and the Ukraine. Curious, huh?As some readers know, I co-teach a free creative writing class called Wordwrights every Monday at Albuquerque’s North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. Our members are published writers, beginning writers, people considering taking up writing, and individuals who just like to be around writers. We are novelists, short story writers, memoirists, poets, essayists, and whatever else you can dream up. The class is ope...
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Don Travis: Dooper and Dangle – Part 2 of 2 Parts

Don Travis: Dooper and Dangle – Part 2 of 2 Parts: dontravis.com blog post #362     Courtesy of documentjournal.com Here’s the rest of my interpretation of Mark’s story. ***** ...Original link
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Dooper and Dangle – Part 2 of 2 Parts


dontravis.com blog post #362  Courtesy of documentjournal.comHere’s the rest of my interpretation of Mark’s story.*****DOOPER AND DANGLEAdapted from a Story by Mark Wildyr A couple of mornings after that, a noise outside my door woke me up. I always sleep buff, so I was as naked as the day I squeezed out between my mama’s thighs when I jerked the door open. Old Dooper stood there with a spray can in his right hand, his mouth open in surprise. His eyes had white showing all round them deep brown pupils.I glanced over my shoulder and seen what he was up to. He’d been bombing. This big old white butt now decorated my front door for all the world to see. He hadn’t fancied it up or nothing. Anybo...
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