Wednesday Review — Brother Love

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 

First, I apologize to anyone who received my accidental posts. The scheduling option I typically use wasn’t working properly.  Actually it disappeared entirely…  

Altered composite of images from Pixabay
Altered composite of images from Pixabay by Teagan R Geneviene

Welcome to my sanctuary.  Last Wednesday’s post went to the cats.  This one is for the birds!  Or one bird anyhow.  I’m talking about Jinx, my magpie character.  He’s so excited that I had to tell about a lovely review author D. L. (Denise) Finn did in her July Book Reviews for my novelette, Brother Love – a Crossroad.  Click over to visit Denise and learn about the other wonderful books she read.

Maybe it’s just the hot weather here… After all, Brother Love does begin on a hot summer night, but feature characters, Birdie Devovo and Jinx have been on my mind a lot lately, asking for another story.  It’s so hard not to drop whatever I’m doing every time a new story idea pops into my head… but their next adventure will have to wait.  Since they’re letting me feel guilty, I’m sharing about Denise’s review, and reminiscing about fictional Parliament, Mississippi.

On that hot August night, Doug Armstrong stopped at Birdie Devovo’s house at the crossroads moments after the lights went out.  He said he saw someone moving around on the porch.  Birdie certainly thought someone was inside.   Yet, was it odd that Doug should be there at that specific moment?  Was it random chance?  Or did it happen by design?  If so, then whose design?

Collage by Teagan featuring two of Dan's photos
Collage by Teagan featuring two of Dan’s photos

Those of you who followed the blog serial of this story know that Dan Antion provided photos to inspire me and illustrate the serial version.  Dan also took on the challenge of finding a house that could have been the one I described for Birdie. Triple that effort since he was in Connecticut and the story was in Mississippi. Dan dedicated one of his Thursday Doors features to that. 

If you haven’t read Brother Love – a Crossroad here are links:

Kindle  relinks.me/B07V25SXFR

Paperback  relinks.me/107952309X

Thanks for visiting with me.  But now I need to stop reminiscing and procrastinating, and get my head to the fictional Nevada town of my current novel in progress…  It’s hot there too.  Haha!  Leave a comment to say hello.  Hugs on the wing!

 

 

 

 

This post is made possible in spite of (not because of) the deplorable lack of Internet service from TDS Telecom.  They are even worse than the government about claiming no problem exists in the face of  failure.  Every I make a complaint or request a service call, TDS Telecom tells me they find no problem. Their technicians come to my home and refuse to do any work or replace equipment, even when their offsite managers have instructed them to do so. They brought equipment that they openly state does not work properly. My letters, emails, and tweets go unanswered.  Dear readers, please do not comment here in response to this paragraph, keep your comments to the post. Just be aware of my awful experience with this so called provider.

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40 thoughts on “Wednesday Review — Brother Love

  1. Ah, I was wondering why there was no post attached to the email notification a few days ago!
    I met you here, part way through the serial for Brother Love. So, I do know Jinx!
    Take care,Chuckaboo!

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  2. Good morning, Tim. Wow… now that’s a Twilight Zone-ish feeling for sure. Once, back in Nashville, I had a dozen traffic lights on my route to work. One of the few songs that my dad and I both liked was “Driving My Life Away” (Eddie Rabbitt). (My dad was a truck driver.) Anyway, there was a little drizzle of rain when I set out that morning and the DJ put that song on the radio. One after another, every traffic light was green. I had never caught more than two consecutive lights green. By the time I got to the eighth light, it was just freaky. I looked around and said “Thanks, Daddy.” All the other lights turned green by the time I got to them too. Weird radio stuff.
    Hugs on the wing.

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  3. Thanks for taking us back to Parliament, Teagan. I loved that story and I had a great time gathering those photos. It may have been a fictional town, long in the past, but you brought it alive – you made it real. I hope, someday, you turn your imagination loose in Birdie and Jinx’s direction, but, like Jinx, I can wait until it’s the right time.

    I hope you have a wonderful rest of this week – hugs!

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    1. Thanks, for this comment, Dan. That means a lot to me. Hmmm… maybe I need to develop “Fortune, Nevada” a little (now that you’ve made me think of it). Hmmm indeed. I hope that storm front moves on out, so Maddie can be free of the thunder. Great big hug right back.

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    1. What happened to your post was a truly strange thing, GP. If somebody sneezes WP gets a glitch. I finally found another way to the scheduling stuff. The way I’ve done it for years just disappeared. WP is about to “improve” itself out of existence. Here’s to better blogging for the rest of the summer. Hugs on the wing.

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        1. Hi GP. Dueling existed in the Victorian Era, but it was on the wane by then, particularly in the US, and even more so after the Civil War. Some historians link the decline to “increase in state capacity” (population I think), but I think it has more to do with weapons becoming more accurate. Early guns weren’t all that accurate, as I understand it. If it was unlike that your opponent would hit anything (particularly you), well… Although, that doesn’t mean a couple of riverboat characters couldn’t get into a duel. LOL. Hugs!

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  4. Congratulations, Teagan! I spotted the review a few days ago and guessed you were having some trouble programming posts when I got the notification. Not the best of times to have things go awry, in this heat (it’s hot here as well). A fascinating setting for the story and such fabulous characters. Keep cool and safe!

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  5. “Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show” played on my mix driving into work this morning. This is the second post today that is reminiscent of a song I listened to driving in my car today. This one on my way to work, the other on my way home.

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    1. Good morning, Tim. Wow… now that’s a Twilight Zone-ish feeling for sure. Once, back in Nashville, I had a dozen traffic lights on my route to work. One of the few songs that my dad and I both liked was “Driving My Life Away” (Eddie Rabbitt). (My dad was a truck driver.) Anyway, there was a little drizzle of rain when I set out that morning and the DJ put that song on the radio. One after another, every traffic light was green. I had never caught more than two consecutive lights green. By the time I got to the eighth light, it was just freaky. I looked around and said “Thanks, Daddy.” All the other lights turned green by the time I got to them too. Weird radio stuff.
      Hugs on the wing.

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          1. If I had it my way, I’d be the only one on the road and all lights would be green whichever direction I’m going. I don’t know where lighning up cam from in my previous comment. A hybrid on lining and lighting I guess.

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