The Storybook Story, the whole story

Merry Christmas, if you click on this page you will find Book 4 of my intended novel. It’s a fairy tale, and I have no idea if children will like it, but hopefully, grownups might find it fun enough. If a grownup should read it aloud to a child I’d be very interested in learning the child’s reaction.

In other news, I’m almost finished with Book 3 of the novel. It’s set in Tomorrowland and is a love story, of sorts. I’ve written about eight tenth’s of the story in sequence and then I wrote the ending. Getting from the last part of the eight tenths to the ending is stumping me. But once I become unstumped not only will I have finished my novel, but I will have also written something easily made into a play – most of Book 3 is dialogue.

Part Three of Tragic Kingdom of Authorial Ghosts

Today I put online the final chapter in the first book of my planned novel, Heaven Bound in Anaheim. This chapter, “A Descent to Neverland with Three Authorial Ghosts” involves Lute with J. M. Barrie, Kenneth Grahame, and Lewis Carroll in a re-imagined version of Mr. Barrie’s (not Disney’s) Neverland.

For background info on Mr. Barrie, I depended on many online articles with many different judgments on the man. There was also a rather good biography which I’ve mislaid and whose author I can’t remember.

Now that I’m finishing the final book of the novel, I think I might have to return to this first book and change some of the details making all of the story’s premises consistent with the other books. When that is done, the novel will hopefully fall in line with Catholic theology and with Walt Disney hagiography.

Ken and Jamie (Kenneth Grahame and J. M. Barrie) return in Book Four to serve as frame story narrators in what is basically a fairy tale. The first I’d heard of a “frame story” was from an English instructor who stated “The Book of Job” used a frame story format. The narrators in the frame were God and Satan. And thus, was God’s faithful servant, Job, framed.

Peace, The Big Promise of Tomorrow

May the future always remain a world of wonder.

The most desired hope for the future is for peace; the kind of peace achieved by the ending of an ongoing war or the ending of all warfare once and for all. This hope wasn’t born with the advent of peacenik hippies. It’s been around for a while. Leaving aside the long history of pacifism, let’s examine an instance of a simple hope for peace as expressed on July 17, 1955. Continue reading