Sheriff Gregg & The Righteous Widow

      Hank Florentine McLoskey
Sheriff Gregg & The Righteous Widow

Hester Jones is a new arrival in Butterfield, a respectable widow who's inherited a farm up in the Smoky Hills. But is she all that she seems?The third short story in the 'Sheriff Gregg' series.Take your funny bone on an extraordinary adventure with Captain Tripp Vaguely! You will be hurled into immediate action as the Captain and his most trusted compatriot, Ghost-Tongue the Anasazi, trek deep into the jungles of darkest Africa to capture a legendary beast with cosmically-sighted goggles and a portable, gear-churned arsenal! These are just the tip of the extraordinary iceberg when the American bravado and Victorian gadgetry of Captain Tripp Vaguely is in play! Fast-paced action and dry wit ensue as the duo confronts both a race of humanoid arachnids and the Captain's arch-nemesis, the wicked and phonetic Doctor von Skaar! You'll laugh. You'll groan. You'll break a sweat!The Court of the Spider Queen is the first short story installment of the Extraordinary Adventures of Captain Tripp Vaguely and the first book in the Fascination Chronicles; a humorous adventure series by author, Ziggy Tausend and his Clandestine Tales. It introduces the reader to the Captain and his cohort, Ghost-Tongue while forging the first step toward his next mysterious but surely impossible goal. Poking fun whilst simultaneously embracing the pulp format of bygone years, the Extraordinary Adventures of Captain Tripp Vaguely are quick journeys through the fantastic. An Edisonade-style steampunk genre infused with mythology and humor, the Court of the Spider Queen is but the opening of the door into a realm without boundaries. Further releases will follow soon, as Clandestine Tales (clandestinetales.com) prepares to carry the reader into vast worlds of excitement. Visiting Clandestine Tales also offers extra glimpses into the background of the characters and helpful information such as a Glossary of Terms to fill in the gaps between the here and now and the Victorian past.

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    There Are No Children In The Castle

      Hank Florentine McLoskey
There Are No Children In The Castle

Short story. Receiving news of a child-eating ogre, the young knight errant Cedric embarks on his first quest. Alas, things are not as straightforward as they might seem….A collection of lyrics and poetry inspired by our debut, this booklet is the companion to Hobbes feat. Kuderski's album: "Voices of Reasons". Our debut is a concept album by nature. When I wrote the lyrics, what I had in mind is that each song represents a person, with their personal point of view, stemming from their "Voice of Reason" in their mind. A few poems will be lyrics on our upcoming album.To me, it's all about the interplay among people. Mom always used to say to me "It takes two to tango", and "There are two sides to every story." For me, it's about all of us being our own individual selves, communicating it to others as best we can, while really listening to the other "Voices of Reasons" out there. That works on building a sense of understanding, acceptance of, and mutual respect for one another.A few poems will be lyrics on our upcoming 2-disc album: "At This Point". I hope that you, in your lifetime, are moved to create something beautiful of your own, and that you then share it with the world.

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