Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu Train is Delayed

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Ghost train station with color
Lulu’s abandoned subway station, Art by Rob Goldstein

Yes, it’s Jazz Age Wednesday.  This is where you would find the dieselpunk serial, Hullaba Lulu.  It’s written by me and illustrated by artist, Rob Goldstein.

The weekend is my writing time, but this past weekend, life got in the way.   That can even happen with a simple life like mine.  So Valentino’s train won’t be at the station today.

Saturday I did a big post that touched on the “20s tech” that has been used in Hullaba Lulu so far. It also included links to all of the past chapters!  That makes today a good time to refresh your memory or catch a chapter you may have missed. Click over if you need to catch up.

Rose Enters Station portal
Cast of Hullaba Lulu as the train approaches the abandoned subway station. Art by Rob Goldstein

Recently Rob did a video of the parallel Lulu-verse that he sometimes creates.  It’s fun, whether or not it happens in this story.  If you’re particularly sensitive to spoilers, or if things like this confuse you, save it for later.  Still — no guarantees that this will or won’t happen in the story, but check out Rob’s video here.   His work is always spectacular. 

I promise that next Wednesday I’ll pick up where we left off with last week’s episode.  There’s more spontaneously written fun with Lulu and company on the way.  They still have to deal with Sarcophagus and Remote Control. 

I hope you will be at the station again next week to catch the dieselpunk train.

Thanks for visiting.  You’re the cat’s pajamas!

The Angel -Ship-Dark
 The Art Deco angel that is the main part in the control center of the train. Art by Rob Goldstein


Now some shameless self-promotion for my other 1920s books — the original “three things” stories about Paisley Idelle Peabody, aka Pip, and her friends.

Bijou front only 2

Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I

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The Three Things Serial Story: A Little 1920s Story Kindle 

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Copyright © 2018 by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

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69 thoughts on “Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu Train is Delayed

  1. Sorry I’m late again, Teagan! And yes, sometimes life definitely gets in the way of writing time. That was yesterday for me – solved one problem, and two more showed up all day long. That’s a Monday, I guess. Hope yours was better!

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    1. You are so kind, Kirt. I really need to pull my act together and write the next episode tomorrow… Thank you for your warm wishes. The past few weeks have been challenging for sure. I appreciate your visits. You’re the cat’s pajamas!

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    1. How are you, my friend? I haven’t had a chance to figure out where this wave of horrible fires are. Such a frightening thing.
      Someday, Gerlinde, someday…
      It’s the “real world” I need a break from, but until I can afford to write my books and stories full time, there is no break. When I’m not working, writing, editing, or blogging, I’m looking for a better place.
      Thanks for visiting. You’re the cat’s pajamas!


    1. It’s nice to see you, Pam. “Refreshed” would be nice. Unfortunately it was not any kind of break — I just had too much bad stuff to do… no chance to write.
      LOL, I can’t place that slogan, but I’ve had several oldie but goodies jingles in my head lately. Thanks for visiting. You’re the cat’s pajamas!

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        1. You are so kind, Pam! Thank you.
          Yes, I have a great agent in Diane Jackson, she knew all the right things to do. It was a very tiny, but cute (looked really good) place. So with that price I realized that even coming in above the asking price, my chances weren’t great. (Cash buyers and all that.) But there have been other things getting in my way too the past few weeks…
          You’re the berries! TGIF hugs!

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          1. Totally understand. A good friend of mine has moved from the SF bay area to Austin – she’s amazed at how expensive it is in this TX city. But on the other hand, she loves living there! To sweet red berries, and everything coming up roses. xo

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    1. Deborah, that will make Rob very happy. 🙂 ❤
      I'm glad you liked it. A chance for the reader to review… I'm glad I had done that "review" post Saturday. There was too much "bushwa!" happening all around me for any writing. I hope you've found those fun earrings! You're the bee's knees!

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            1. A well deserved splurge, Deborah. I’m very much a self-proclaimed gemstone geek. I love all the lore around the stones (there’s a lot particularly for semiprecious stones). Although, the past couple of years I’ve been trying to get more costume jewelry (like my yellow tassels)… because a few of my coworkers have “jokingly” threatened to rob me — too many times. I feel that if someone can joke about their integrity, then they probably haven’t any…
              I keep trying to get somewhere else. TGIF hugs!

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              1. I too love the lore around stones. I think there’s something to them having metaphysical properties too. For years and years pearls and garnets, rubies called me, then it was amethyst, jade, and onyx.
                I love diamonds, but bigger cuts don’t feel right on me. I can wear smaller cuts no problems. It’s weird cause you know I love a big ole rock! 😊💍💎

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                1. Haha! As a child I was embarrassed by my too-long fingers. But now they let me wear big ole rings!
                  I say my “bucket list” is simply finishing my many draft novels. One is “The Delta Pearl” where all the central characters are named for gemstones. (I’ve yet to figure out how that is important to the story…hence the “draft”.) Steampunk, it has a clockwork creatures including a helpful, but mischievous spider named Amethyst, and an owl named Onyx.
                  The odd thing is… I didn’t realize until that book (Delta Pearl’s heroine is Emeraude) that I keep using names that mean emerald! I didn’t know (when I named the character in Atonement) that Esmeralda means emerald. Odder still, my late sister was born in May — birthstone emerald. I like to think she had a part in the naming.

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                2. Ah, maybe she did!
                  My birthstone is the emerald. I have a few. I wear or keep on my person a raw one all the time but it’s always unseen by others. My daughter is also May, but I didn’t name her anything to do with it. Stuck with family names.

                  It is interesting how gemstones are a theme throughout your work.

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  2. I love all of Rob’s art and videos. I have subscribed to his channel so I can see the new ones when they arrive. No worries about not having an episode today. Life happens! I’ll be here next Wednesday with bells on. 🙂 Hugs!

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  3. Of course I had to hop over and see the vid. I can’t get enough of Rob’s spectacular graphics.
    And we all need to take breaks now and then, so no worries! I’ll just hang around the train station and wait for next week 🙂

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    1. I’m happy you enjoyed Rob’s video, Mae. I’m glad you made it to the station. 😀
      Unfortunately there was no kind of break for me at all. There were just so many things going wrong that it used up all my writing time.
      Looking forward to spending more time with The Cusp of Night. You’re the kitten’s ankles!

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  4. I fully understand the weekend going off the rails, as it were. I’ll be back at this station next week. I’ve been following Rob’s blog, and catching some of the “alternative” Lulu adventures. He has some amazing illustrations and videos.

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    1. Hi Christoph. I’m afraid not… I had made a great offer on a tiny but cute condo in Austin, TX… but it wasn’t accepted. Worse a very distressing “public health” situation at work has been handled in a deplorable way, causing hostilities.
      Kind thanks for taking time to visit. You’re the cat’s meow!

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