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Re: In the Land of the Lotus Eaters: New Greenlea Tale
« Reply #160 on: January 25, 2009, 04:41:44 pm »
after more than a week of virus, coughing and noseblowing and exhaustion, getting notice on my job ending, and getting kicked out of my house (!) I'm settled into a new place and with some nudging from the readers, I'm donig some rereading and preparing the next chapter of "Lotus Eaters."  Things should be settled down and quieter now, so I'll be carrying on with my relatively normal pace of updates.  See my blog for the blow-by-blow of Louise's Very Unlucky Week.
“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: In the Land of the Lotus Eaters: New Greenlea Tale
« Reply #161 on: January 25, 2009, 05:33:08 pm »
And, as promised,. chapter 38!!

http://louisev.livejournal.com/285565.html
“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: In the Land of the Lotus Eaters: New Greenlea Tale
« Reply #162 on: January 25, 2009, 10:06:25 pm »
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Aha.  Sean the waiter.  No wonder he seemed "put out" with Colson and Ellery when he was waiting on them.  LOL. 

Ellery has been at his best in dealing with David - tough, direct and unrelenting, yet compassionate and fair.  Wes would be proud of "his boy."   :)  Great job!

Thanks, Louise!
Marie
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: In the Land of the Lotus Eaters: New Greenlea Tale
« Reply #163 on: January 25, 2009, 10:42:05 pm »
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Aha.  Sean the waiter.  No wonder he seemed "put out" with Colson and Ellery when he was waiting on them.  LOL. 

Ellery has been at his best in dealing with David - tough, direct and unrelenting, yet compassionate and fair.  Wes would be proud of "his boy."   :)  Great job!

Thanks, Louise!
Marie


spit in your soup, maybe?  hehehe.  Well as you can tell, I'm back in writing trim, and things should be pretty much smooth sailing for me until I hit my next port of call so look for another chapter soonish!
“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: In the Land of the Lotus Eaters: New Greenlea Tale
« Reply #164 on: January 31, 2009, 03:38:20 pm »
 
Happy Saturday everyone!

Here is chapter 39!

http://louisev.livejournal.com/285918.html
“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: In the Land of the Lotus Eaters: New Greenlea Tale
« Reply #165 on: January 31, 2009, 04:25:15 pm »

Happy Saturday everyone!

Here is chapter 39!

http://louisev.livejournal.com/285918.html

Why, thank you, Louise.  Happy Saturday to you, too.   :)

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What an excellent chapter.  The conversation between Mel and Paula rang so true, with both of them choosing their words so carefully.  I understand Paula's indignation and I really like Mel's measured response to her questions and concerns.  He's right that Paula does have to find her own way in dealing with Ellery and others in law enforcement and I think she's come a long way in that regard. 

I am sure Caulfield is good at what he does, but I don’t know if he’s ever run into a true old-fashioned lawman before.

And certainly not one like Ellery, who is one of a kind!  I don't know whether to be looking forward to the meeting between Dr. Caulfield and Ellery or dreading it!  Probably a little of both - but, in any case, it won't be dull!   :laugh:

Thanks!
Marie
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: In the Land of the Lotus Eaters: New Greenlea Tale
« Reply #166 on: January 31, 2009, 04:32:10 pm »
Yes thanks Louise, nice to see a Saturday update  :).



And Paula deserved to hear every word Mel said to her. Go Mel!

I agree Marie that the meeting between Caulfield and Ellery will be fireworks.  ;D
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Re: In the Land of the Lotus Eaters: New Greenlea Tale
« Reply #167 on: January 31, 2009, 04:44:06 pm »
stay tuned, Ellery fans. I'm working on another chapter.

Leslie talked me into making it a Twofer Saturday, since you all have been so very very patient!
“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: In the Land of the Lotus Eaters: New Greenlea Tale
« Reply #168 on: January 31, 2009, 04:57:38 pm »
and lo and behold!

I been inspired.  Chapter 40.

http://louisev.livejournal.com/285979.html
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“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: In the Land of the Lotus Eaters: New Greenlea Tale
« Reply #169 on: January 31, 2009, 06:10:12 pm »
and lo and behold!

I been inspired.  Chapter 40.

http://louisev.livejournal.com/285918.html

Cool!  Thanks for the twofer, Louise - and thanks to Leslie, too.  :) 

Louise, it looks like you repeated the link for Chapter 39.  Here's the one for Chapter 40:

http://louisev.livejournal.com/285979.html

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Once again, Ellery was really at his best here, and it reinforces what Mel told Paula about Ellery's personality being his weapon.  Always a treat to see Ellery in action.



“I like it when yer doin yer job.”

Woo Hoo.  Look's like Colson has been inspired, too!  :laugh:  Thanks!

Marie
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