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  1. Headstall

    Chapter 36

    I feel bad for Kohen, but I take solace in he us not alone anymore. Everett so obviously loves him, and feels very protective. I found the following so telling of How Kohen sees his own importance... how he puts other first in his thinking... " and Lakshou betrayed me. And worse, he betrayed Captain and the rest of the crew, faked loyalty to them and their mission." Most people would be feeling their own betrayal more than others, but not Kohen. It makes me care all the more for him. Well done, Cia... cheers... Gary....
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    Happy 20th Anniversary Comicality!

    Congratulations, Comicality!! Here's to many, many more!
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    Chapter 11 Playing For Real

    Hey, Larry! Yes... it absolutely is... if it's allowed to fester. I think jealousy is a natural emotion, but it can be ugly. Partners need to be aware of what one another is feeling, and that's where communicating is so important. Thanks, buddy... I'm happy you're still reading... cheers... Gary....
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    Tidy little look into their lives after a tumultuous, gripping, and ultimately satisfying journey. I was surprised, but pleased, that Jeff wasn't in a relationship, and has instead concentrated on repairing himself and his family, with the help of some therapy. Maybe now he's ready, and will feel deserving of any relationship he may develop. I really enjoyed the reveal of Fred's quirkiness. It was amusing, and his role, while small, helped drive the story. As a writer, I place great importance on side characters, and you did a good job with this one. You did a good job with the whole story, making us care immensely about this dysfunctional family. Kudos and cheers, buddy... Gary....
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    Picking Up the Pieces

    Smart man. I don't have to hunt you down now. This was an excellently unfolding chapter. Tears started when Jon and Jeff were in the hallway, after thinking David was dead, and didn't stop. The way you presented the evolving picture of Jeff, and his family, was believable, and allowed me to feel uplifted. It was a hard story to read at times, but that made the hope you gave us in this chapter all the more powerful. I like very much how you presented the scene at Darcy's house. Jeff conquered a demon in that living room, and tried to do the right thing, but Darcy left him no choice. Karma's a bitch, although that bastard got off easy. I feel quite satisfied, and while I'm happy there is an epilogue coming, it would have been just fine to end the story here. Kudos, my friend... you did a damn fine job. Cheers... Gary....
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    Destiny Begets Destiny

    LOL. Ooops... shouldn't have said that. Thanks, my friend... you too. Cheers... Gary....
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    Destiny Begets Destiny

    Aww... thank you, Baikalisan! I appreciate you reading and wanting more. If things work out, someday there will be. I have an outline for another story, and I know what I want to explore, but it takes a lot of time and work. It will take some tricky writing. I appreciate the comment and the support... cheers... Gary....
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    Jay & Miles by ColumbusGuy

    Awesome news about your eyes, buddy. I've been taking a little break from writing... I'm kind of worn out, so I've been busy getting stuff done around the farm. It's been good for me because I've been accomplishing a lot. I'm here when you're ready.
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    Chapter 63 A Brilliant Move

    Hey, Tonyr. I am a reader too, and I do know how frustrating it can be. It's why I have left them in a good place. I'm doing my best, and I am still writing other stuff, but I can't force it. Again, I apologize for the wait. It's hard for me too. Thanks for caring about the story, buddy... cheers... Gary....
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    Chapter 59 Christmas Cards

    Sorry, buddy, but I know my cashmere... it comes from the goats, not lamb, and that includes cashmere from my homeland, Scotland. "Yet, for many decades, Hawick and other places in the Scottish Borders region have traced the fortunes of one of the great alchemies of the luxury goods market: the transformation of the soft underfleece of a breed of Asian goat into cashmere scarves and sweaters, twin sets and V-necks bearing labels like Ralph Lauren or Chanel." Cashmere wool - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cashmere_wool Cashmere wool, usually simply known as cashmere, is a luxury fiber obtained from cashmere goats and other types of goat. The word cashmere is an old spelling of Kashmir, the geographical region in north of India and Pakistan. Common usage defines the fiber as wool but it is finer and softer than sheep's wool. It's not that important, but unless I am certain of something, I do my research. here's more... Cashmere, animal-hair fibre forming the downy undercoat of the Kashmir goat and belonging to the group of textile fibres called specialty hair fibres. Although the word cashmere is sometimes incorrectly applied to extremely soft wools, only the product of the Kashmir goat is true cashmere. The fibre, known as pashm or pashmina in some parts of Asia, became known for its use in beautiful shawls and other handmade items produced in Kashmir, India. In the early 19th century cashmere shawls reached their greatest popularity, and the shawls of England, France, and the town of Paisley, Scot., were made to imitate the original Kashmir shawls. The cashmere goat has a protective outer coat of coarse fibre that is 4 to 20 cm (1.5 to 8 inches) in length. The downy undercoat is made up of the fine, soft fibre commonly called cashmere, which ranges from 2.5 to 9 cm (1 to 3.5 inches) long. Most of this down fibre is plucked or combed out by hand during the molting season. Iranian cashmere, however, is obtained by shearing. The annual yield per animal ranges from a few grams to about 0.5 kilogram. A sweater requires the fleece of 4 to 6 goats; an overcoat uses the production of 30 to 40. Some fibre, called pulled cashmere, is taken from the skins of slaughtered animals. This was fun... I am fully intending to get back to this story... I have been writing non stop for three years, so it's not that I'm lazy. Cheers, my friend... Gary....
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    Chapter 63 A Brilliant Move

    Hey, Tonyr! I just answered a previous comment from you. Thanks for loving this story... It was the very first story I wrote, and it means a lot to me. I do really want to get back and finish it... and I will, but I'm a little worn out. I did leave them in a good place, and I want to be in a good place when I return to wrap it up. And no, I'm not shy. I don't know when the muse will awaken for this story, but I know it will... I appreciate the patience of all the readers. In the meantime, I have lots of other stories you could check out. Cheers and thanks, my friend... Gary....
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    Chapter 59 Christmas Cards

    Hey, Tonyr! Thanks! I'm really pleased you like this chapter. It was great to return to the story... I really missed these guys. It was kind of nice to have Christmas in July too. I'm not sure what you mean about Big Mike being clueless... he was right about where cashmere comes from. It does come from goats bred specially for it in India, and some northern parts of Pakistan. I loved this exchange... “A goat? So I’m wearing goat… and Uncle Mike is wearing turkey?” “Do I have to come over there and straighten you out, young fella?” “No roughhousing near the tree,” Collen warned from her seat on the couch. Nate’s tongue made a quick appearance. “Yeah, Uncle Mike, no roughhousing….” “Put your tongue back in and shut it… and finish opening your damn gifts.” “Language, Michael.” “Sorry, Mom. This was the kind of thing I missed with these guys. I'm on hiatus again because I got sidetracked with computer problems... and ending up writing Exes and Ohs... but there are more chapters after this, and there will be more again soon. Thanks so much for reading, and for leaving a great comment... cheers... Gary....
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    Chapter 35

    I was a little suspicious of Aparoe, but never Lakshou. Well done, Cia! Seriously! That scene where Lakshou unveils himself was astonishing. So unexpected. Wow. It sounds like they will soon be boarded, but maybe if Lakshou goes silent it will serve as a warning the consortium has been found out. More... more... more... please! Cheers... Gary....
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    On Friendship and Diversity

    ... sounds like a wonderful birthday, Carlos. We are all just humans wearing slightly different skin... I don't understand why some don't get that, but it's their loss.
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    The World is Not For Me

    I wish you peace and a brighter tomorrow, tim....
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    Chapter 8.4

    Oh! Seer Wanda is missing. That means they're close, doesn't it? I really like that Fran is gaining power fast. That bodes well for the group, and complete sanctuary means this little group doesn't have to be on their own again. Great chapter, Caz... cheers... Gary....
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    My Newest Art

    Love the colors and the quote... from what I know of you... this is so you... an infinite galaxy that comes from words.
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    Story Review: The Lilydale Leopards

    Awesome review, Tim!! I've only read the first one, and I loved it! But then I started writing myself, and never found the time to keep up with the next ones. I absolutely love Graeme's writing (I did read Temporary Dads since then... another great story), and someday, I will finish the series.
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    Chapter 11 Playing For Real

    Hey, Larry! I agree, and I think the talk in this chapter went along way towards getting him past it. Michael is finally settling down after a very uncertain month. They are being open, and they are communicating, getting to the finer points of a relationship. We all know how key that is... to talk things out. Thanks for sticking with my guys, and leaving a comment, buddy... cheers... Gary....
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    Chapter 1

    Hey, Bft! Thanks for rereading. This is one of my very favorite stories, and I would love to expand it... I really would. It is in my plans, but it comes down to time, and a brain full of demanding characters. I have been writing non stop for over three years, and I always have a story. I'm at 10,000 words on a new one, and I have half a chapter written for CotT, but I'm feeling worn out. I'm concentrating on refreshing myself, and getting some overdue chores done around my farm, but I am never far from my Word. So, will Wiley and Coop be next in line? I honestly don't know. I get a lot of requests for a follow up book to Morningstar: The Malaise, and I have that story in my head too. If wishes were horses... Thanks so much for wanting more of these guys... in the meantime, I expect they are happy in that little valley... and I'm sure Cholo is too. Cheers, my friend... Gary.... PS: Since you liked it enough to read twice, I would love it if you would be so kind as to leave a story view for Finding Refuge. It might spur others to read the story, and that would make me very happy.
  21. Happy Birthday, Dear Friend! :wizard: 


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    1. Timothy M.

      Timothy M.

      Tillykke med fødselsdagen fra Danmark. :hug:


      Pictures of the most famous penguin in Denmark when I was a kid. Pingvinen Pondus  :lol:

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      Thanks!  :hug: :kiss: 

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    Rock Bottom

    Jesus! Simon is dead at sixteen. Rock bottom? This is two levels below rock bottom. If David is dead, I will hunt you down... seriously... you are warned. You have colored my day dark gray, buddy. Good writing... but remember what I said... cheers... Gary....
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    Got mine too.
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    Two Floral Odes

    What 'should' be there, in my humble opinion, is what feels right to the poet. I have much respect for structure, but in describing what we see or feel, form sometimes needs to take a secondary role, or get thrown out altogether. I like these... they are beautiful... nothing is missing... and your words reveal a gardener's love for her 'children.' Well done, my friend.
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    Chapter 12 Epilogue

    Thanks, Secret! This story turned out to be a lot of fun to post, so I'm really pleased you liked it. There was a lot of interaction from the readers... so, while the epilogue wasn't originally planned, I figured it would be a good idea. Yeah, they're leading the suburban life now, and that's fitting for the kind of guys they are. Thanks for wanting more than the frotting scene, but I enjoyed showing just how into each other they were, and how 'explosive' their reunion was. Things happen when you've waited as long as Jimmy has. I hope your friends figure things out... my experience is that in triangles, someone always gets badly hurt. I really appreciate the input, buddy... cheers... Gary....

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