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Tales of Greenlea County - Discussion of All Stories (UPDATE)
« on: February 25, 2008, 01:26:32 pm »
INCLUDES INDEX: (Updated 10-12-08)

Welcome to Bettermost, for new readers, and welcome to those who originally discovered the "Laramie Saga" which is now being rewritten as an original story.

I will be reserving this first post for the index and links to the stories, which are now very numerous!! and will be adding links to this first message as I gather them up and post them.

"Tales of Greenlea County" consists of a number of novel-length stories as well as a number of short stories and short-shorts that take place in Tourmaline, Arizona, a fictional town in northeast Arizona in the mid 1980's.  It centers around the deputy Sheriff of the county, Ellery Cantrell, and his encounter with a closeted, out of work horse wrangler, Colson Grey, who responds to an ad for a "Men's club" in Tourmaline, which draws Colson out to discover the mysteries of queer life after suffering the mysterious death of his gay partner, Adam.

Originally based on the character of Ennis from Brokeback Mountain, I have rewritten the story and changed the background and locale as a complete original.   My ongoing stories, I have written as "Greenlea Tales" so I am working my way forward through the original book series as well as continuing on with new stories that were not part of the "Laramie" tales.  (If that makes sense.)

I am advertising the story in a limited way in the Brokeback fandom, in part because the story when I first produced it created a firestorm of controversy over the original character elements and the lack of acceptance of a new life for the main character.  This discussion group is for a treatment of these tales AS REWRITTEN, and not about the rewriting process itself, nor about the former controversy.  Controversy still rages over the acceptability of the movie Ennis ever finding another love or a better life after Jack's death - and I have my own opinions about whether that was possible or not.  It was always my intention of transforming my first writings into completely original tales, since I have written a half-dozen original novels prior to this, and am used to having my own characters with their own back-story.

Please feel free to jump into any part of the story that you happen to be reading. I know that there are some "marathoners" who are reading 50, 75 or 100 pages a day on the site, and pretty soon most readers will be pacing me as I work through book 5, 6 and 7 in the first set of novels.  It is not necessary to use spoilers since many readers are reading the story for the second time or more.

Index:


1. Taking Chances http://tcreader.livejournal.com/664.html

2. Looking for Answers  http://tcreader.livejournal.com/19653.html

3. A Second Chance http://tcreader.livejournal.com/43716.html

4. The Brotherhood Murders http://tcreader.livejournal.com/66070.html

5.  Shelter From the Storm http://tcreader.livejournal.com/82072.html

6. The Long Way Home  http://tcreader.livejournal.com/94716.html

7. The Red Stallion  http://tcreader.livejournal.com/113501.html

8. The Law of Greenlea County http://tcreader.livejournal.com/131333.html

Series II (loosely speaking)

1. Dupree's Choice  http://tcreader.livejournal.com/146465.html

2. A Small Circle of Friends http://tcreader.livejournal.com/159421.html

3. The 'L' Word  http://tcreader.livejournal.com/173361.html#cutid1

4. Red Stallions for Christmas: http://tcreader.livejournal.com/173810.html

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then back to louisev.livejournal.com - I wrote these stories as Colson and Ellery stories by themselves:

The Chesterfield Fortune: http://louisev.livejournal.com/216339.html#cutid1

The Rookie:   http://louisev.livejournal.com/236331.html#cutid1

The Grey Girls: http://louisev.livejournal.com/256824.html

In the Land of the Lotus Eaters: http://louisev.livejournal.com/275941.html

The Persistence of Memory: http://louisev.livejournal.com/288008.html



When the first series (now projected to be 8 books, including the final volume "The Law of Greenlea County") is complete I will be adding the follow-on stories to it.  Until then, the later stories with Colson and Ellery will remain on my personal LJ, louisev.livejournal.com.  The version of "Taking Chances" on that LJ is an earlier edition.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2009, 10:32:06 pm by louisev »
“Mr. Coyote always gets me good, boy,”  Ellery said, winking.  “Almost forgot what life was like before I got me my own personal coyote.”


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Re: Tales of Greenlea County - Discussion of All Stories
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 02:09:54 pm »
Ok Louise your wish is my command. Here are some pics of the most GEORGOUS man in the world.

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Re: Tales of Greenlea County - Discussion of All Stories
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 02:13:29 pm »
why THANK YOU Souxi, and for those who don't know, those pics are of Hugh Jackman (also in my avatar) whom tradition has cast as the long legged, skinny as hell 6'3" Ellery Cantrell.
“Mr. Coyote always gets me good, boy,”  Ellery said, winking.  “Almost forgot what life was like before I got me my own personal coyote.”


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Re: Tales of Greenlea County - Discussion of All Stories
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008, 02:16:08 pm »
why THANK YOU Souxi, and for those who don't know, those pics are of Hugh Jackman (also in my avatar) whom tradition has cast as the long legged, skinny as hell 6'3" Ellery Cantrell.

Now all we need is someone to bully, I mean convince Hugh that Ellery is the PERFECT roll for him, we,ll be laughing! :laugh: :laugh:
The very thought of that gorgeous creation in tiny denim shorts...............................*THUD* :P :P

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Re: Tales of Greenlea County - Discussion of All Stories
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008, 02:32:07 pm »
you know what the Australian paparazzi call him don't you?  "Genetically blessed."
“Mr. Coyote always gets me good, boy,”  Ellery said, winking.  “Almost forgot what life was like before I got me my own personal coyote.”


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Re: Tales of Greenlea County - Discussion of All Stories
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 02:39:08 pm »
.... and pretty soon most readers will be pacing me as I work through book 5, 6 and 7 in the first set of novels...

Ha! Guilty! The other night I was reading as fast as you were posting, Louise.  Thanks for starting this thread - it's nice to have everything all in once place. 

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Re: Tales of Greenlea County - Discussion of All Stories
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2008, 02:47:43 pm »
you know what the Australian paparazzi call him don't you?  "Genetically blessed."

No I didn,t know that? I completly agree with them too lol. btw you know I,ve often told you I moderate in chat every day? One of the regulars in my forum is from Australia and she sent me all those pictures. Bless her. I check my inbox every day for new ones. She totally understands and agrees with my passion lol. :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Tales of Greenlea County - Discussion of All Stories
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2008, 02:48:35 pm »
Speaking of "genetically blessed" - no Greenlea thread is complete without this:


The measure of a country's greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis         ~~~~~~~~~Thurgood Marshall

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.    ~~~~~~~~~ Mark Twain

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Re: Tales of Greenlea County - Discussion of All Stories
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2008, 02:49:42 pm »
no wonder I felt like I had to speed up, Marie!

Curious as this sounds, my work on "Shelter from the Storm" and "Long Way Home" is the first time in many months I have read these stories again.  And after all of the back and forth with so many readers about whether "Ennis forgot Jack" and "kicked him to the curb", I was really quite pleased that I had spent so much of "Long Way Home" dealing with his and Ellery's anguish over the future of their relationship.
“Mr. Coyote always gets me good, boy,”  Ellery said, winking.  “Almost forgot what life was like before I got me my own personal coyote.”


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Re: Tales of Greenlea County - Discussion of All Stories
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2008, 03:00:08 pm »

The very thought of that gorgeous creation in tiny denim shorts...............................*THUD* :P :P

all the way to France!  :P  8)
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