Monthly Archives: October 2014

Civil War Transcendence, part 86

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME We all followed Mrs. Newcomer’s gaze to Mr. Newcomer, who seemed to come to a decision. As Ahab retrieved his empty soup bowl and adroitly replaced it with a dinner plate, Mr. Newcomer … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 85

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME I stated (better make that lied) that my family was originally from Alabama (which was a half-truth), and they had migrated to a small river port in southern Arkansas on the Ouachita River … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, Part 84

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME   Mrs. Newcomer chided Mr. Newcomer for not eating his soup lest it got cold. So, he had stopped his family chronicles to grab a few spoonfuls of soup. All the dinner participants … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, Part 83

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME I was glad the object of conversation (and observation) had shifted from me to Mr. Newcomer. At least I hoped it had. I took a quick glance around the table and everyone was … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, Part 82

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME In the twinkling of an eye, it dawned on me that not only was I out of my depth at this table, but I was out of my depth in this 19th Century … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, Part 81

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME Mr. Newcomer accompanied Mrs. Newcomer to the dining room.  Captain Mosby was paired with Miss Daphne. I brought up the rear, along with Tom and Jonah Newcomer. Once we arrived at the dining … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, Part 80

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME   I could feel Ahab’s eyes boring into the back of my head as we walked back to the house, but we made it without any mishap. I definitely felt refreshed, and I … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, Part 79

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME   Ahab took me to a table in the back yard on which sat a large, white ceramic bowl and accompanying pitcher, which I reasoned was full of water. I also spied a … Continue reading

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