Heteronyms & Homographs

Emailed from a friend. (And don’t be so surprised. I got a few. Well . . . at least one.) Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning. A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym. Some Examples: 1) The bandage was wound around the wound. 2) The farm […]

Editorial: Self-publishing > Traditional Publishing

This article is reprinted with permission from Fred Johnson of BubbleCow.com Hi everyone. The school holidays are almost upon us, and I wish those of you with kids good luck. May your family holidays avoid disaster and may you never hear the dreaded “I’m bored!” It might be a good time to lock yourself away […]

Foraging

Once upon a time—in my far distant youth—I travelled the rails. I rode boxcars. Always by myself, but once I met up with a man named Jake and he tried to teach me the ways of the professional hobo. One night after hitting a small town in Texas, he took me out foraging for food. […]

ANTAGONISTS

There are many antagonists in Resolution. Here are three of the more prominent: 1) Murderers, 2) Wolves, and 3) the most dangerous—the extreme Yukon cold when it’s seventy degrees below zero. Murderers: Huck, tiring of the conversation, picked up the bottle and filled his and Molly’s glasses. Jass’ was still full. “Alright, Mister Knight, how […]

RESOLUTION: Huck Finn’s Greatest Adventure

It is 1896 in the Yukon Territory, Canada. The largest gold strike in the annals of human history has just been made; however, word of the discovery will not reach the outside world for another year. By happenstance, a fifty-nine-year-old Huck Finn and his lady friend, Molly Lee, are on hand, but they are not […]

The Last Excerpt from RESOLUTION

He was Huck Finn, the celebrated lawman. In his day, back when the frontier was still wild, he had tracked men through fiery deserts, up impassable mountain trails, and into places no sane man would venture. He’d been shot at and wounded; his blood had marked his back trail. Once, in the Sonora Desert, he […]