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The Novel Begins 3

2             My name is Joseph Tooley, and it was my father Jacob that went missing nine years ago out here in these very woods. No trace has ever been found of him in all that time. And believe me … Continue reading

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The Novel Begins Part 2

On this side of Jacobs Pass, so called for the old-timer Jacob Tooley who went missing in these woods some time ago, I wake up every morning in my cabin some six miles out of town, a good distance to … Continue reading

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The Novel Begins

Prologue             The splintering bark showered him as the shot exploded into the tree a mere foot from his head. “You can’t hide. I know every corner of this forest, and it will be your burying ground.” Cresting the hill, … Continue reading

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Word of the Every Other Day

quibble \KWIB-uhl\ verb: 1. to equivocate. 2. to carp; cavil.  noun: 1. an instance of the use of ambiguous, prevaricating, or irrelevant language or arguments to evade a point at issue. 2. the general use of such arguments. 3. petty … Continue reading

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aleatory \EY-lee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, AL-ee-\  adjective: 1. of or pertaining to accidental causes; of luck or chance; unpredictable: an aleatory element. 2. Law. depending on a contingent event: an aleatory contract. 3. Music. employing the element of chance in the choice … Continue reading

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Word of the Every Other Day

quoin \koin, kwoin\ noun: 1. one of the stones forming an external wall; cornerstone. 2. an external solid angle of a wall or the like. 3. any of various bricks of standard shape for forming corners of brick walls or … Continue reading

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bandbox \BAND-boks\ noun: 1. an area or structure that is smaller in dimensions or size than the standard: It’s easy to hit home runs out of this bandbox. 2. a lightweight box of pasteboard, thin wood, etc., for holding a … Continue reading

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