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A TALE OF TWO BIRDS

by Raji Singh LAST TIME – Golden Boy as Willamina, escorted by ardent admirer Jake, a beau in hoping and pro-slaver, infiltrates the pro-slavery picnic.  He is attempting to ascertain their plans to take over the government of ‘Bleeding Kansas’ … Continue reading

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LEATHER, WHIPS, AND GUN-RUNNING ON THE RANGE – WHERE THE ARMS ARE BOUND

by Raji Singh As I archive the mid 19th and early 20th century Fiction House Publishing, I am finding bits and pieces of rough drafts and published works.  Some of the roughs were gnarred-on by carrier pigeons that delivered them … Continue reading

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NO 11: SHOOTOUT AT PETTICOAT JUNCTION

by Raji Singh “Craw!  Craw!” Everyone at the pro-slavers after Sunday-come-to-meeting picnic thinks the horrific sound is from a retching crow.  Abolitionist author William ‘Golden Boy’ Golden, posing as his Willamina undercover persona, knows it is his compatriot in abolition, … Continue reading

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POST No. 10: ARCHIVING THE FICTION HOUSE – WILLAMINA’S SHADY SUITORS

 by Raji Singh When last we saw the Fiction House Publishing chief writer, William ‘Golden Boy’ Golden, going undercover as his Willamina persona for the Abolitionist cause, we heard his TALE OF… …a pistol-whipping slave hunter who had the gun-butt … Continue reading

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No. 9: A PARROT’S LIFE (A Tale of Two Birds – continued)

by Raji Singh My wife Tenille asks quietly from the next room, “Has Captain Polly arrived?” “Yes.” I answer. “Good, the children will want to play with her after dinner.” I know Tenille’s smiling.  Captain Polly’s been close in her, … Continue reading

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No 8: A TALE OF TWO BIRDS

by Raji Singh ‘Tell our stories, Raji.  If you don’t, it will be as if we’ll never have lived.’      These whispering cries of joy and sorrow rise from the bookshelves and portraits in the Fiction House.      I cannot … Continue reading

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No. 7: LEATHER, WHIPS, AND GUN-RUNNING ON THE RANGE – WHERE THE ARMS ARE BOUND

by Raji Singh As I archive the mid 19th and early 20th century Fiction House Publishing, I am finding bits and pieces of rough drafts and published works.  Some of the roughs were gnarred-on by carrier pigeons that delivered them … Continue reading

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No. 6: ARCHIVING THE FICTION HOUSE PUBLISHING COMPANY

By Raji Singh      Technique and style observations about Fiction’s chief writer, William ‘Golden Boy’ Golden: Influenced by Sophocles and Shakespeare, Golden often anthropomorphized characters.  Two of his favorites were the sun, a distinctively British bloke, and his ‘lie-dy’, the … Continue reading

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