Tag Archives: young adult

If It Can’t be Explained, It Didn’t Happen

Art by AnAngryScottsman The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Chapter One Zack Dore lived for the fantastic, … Continue reading

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What Happens While You’re Lost in Thought

‘Bicycle Boy’ by Mateusz Urbanowicz The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Chapter One “Zachary Zinn rode like … Continue reading

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Into the Unknown

Photo by Johannes Plenio The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Prologue “There’s magic in the world. And … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map is Here!

Preface: There’s Magic in the World Bedtime is the time to stall. And asking for a story is the best way to do it. In response to such requests, many years ago I began improvising an ongoing story for my … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map is Coming!

Concept art created for the Walt Disney series. Introduction Seven years ago, when my blog site was new, I published a complete fantasy novel The Wishing Map here online at The Power of Story. It was received with great enthusiasm … Continue reading

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Where My Journey Began

When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life, because that’s what you do when you’re young and foolish (as opposed to old and foolish). I’d abandoned my former atheism and started reading the words … Continue reading

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There Must be a Pony!

Last week we found out someone had stolen a credit card out of our mail box, activated it, and bought themselves a top-of-the-line computer from the Apple Store! Um, Merry Christmas? (Yes, we’ve disputed the charge.) The next day we … Continue reading

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When Your Kids Surpass You

Yesterday, while shooting some additional film footage with our director-of-photography, Jeff, I launched into a sudden “that reminds me of the time when” narrative (something I limit myself to doing no more than once every five minutes). At that moment, … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 133

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Four: The Long Night (continued) Previously: With the Questing Beast vanquished, Gina was finally able to sleep. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ She was in a lovely semi-coma…

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The Wishing Map 120

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Three: Return to Rennou (Continued) Previously: B’frona began telling Gina about the changes that occurred in her dragon whelp “Puff” after she’d abandoned him. ⇔ ⇔…

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