Randall’s Ramblings, July 9, 2017

Shimmering water, ripples gently cascading toward the shore, with brilliant sunshine and a blue background dotted with fluffy clouds. A light breeze to keep the morning’s heat and humidity away. What a start to the day!

KODAK Digital Still CameraConeflowers, delphiniums, and daisies are also enjoying the weather. Two years ago we scattered the seeds from several coneflowers along the area. Not many flowers last years, but what an abundance today!

We took a dozen photos but I’ll only share this one for now. Hope you enjoy.

My Work in Progress

My writing continues despite the outdoor activities, although at a much slower pace. I guess this is the price to pay for living along the lake and having such a varied environment to enjoy. The next chapter of Dangerous Alliance is completed, but needs a bit more work before posting to the two subscriptions writing sites I use.  In the meantime, I’ve also been updating my outline to keep my story and its various threads in order.

More from Dangerous Alliance:

When Dacar and the three lieutenants entered the tent, Tahliil sat on a three-legged campstool. On the sand, a pile of rocks, and a stick. He smoothed an area of sand.

“Sit. New plan. Came last night.” He drew a rough outline of the Somali and Kenyan coasts in the sand with the branch. Picking up several stones, he placed two in Kenya, one in Somalia, and one in the Indian Ocean.

“Dacar. No more freighters. Need weapons. Take tankers for North Koreans.” Tahliil tapped the stone in the area representing water.

Dacar nodded. “When should I begin?”

“Today. Take Sahid and others. Capture ships. Change name and go Si-Sihan—”


“Yes. Try not kill crew. Perhaps more money.” Tahliil pointed to the rock farthest away from the Somali border. “Harbi. Your target is Mombasa. Attack whatever you want. Keep Kenyans too busy to help tankers.”

“Understand, Tahliil. I must scout the areas for targets before choosing one.”

Tahliil glanced at Busuri. “You like girls. Go to refugee camp. Take more. No kill.”

Busuri’s eyes brightened. “What about ra—”

“No rape, no torture, no kill. Hostages.” Tahliil glared at Busuri until his gleam disappeared. “Or I do same to you.”

Perhaps more next time.

Books I’m Reading

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reading novels by some of my favorite authors, including Brad Thor and Clive Cussler.  I’ll provide reviews next time. I’m also searching for good novels to read and review from lesser-known authors. More later.

Blogs/Author Pages/Writing Sites I’d Like to Share

I’ve expanded this section from being only about blogs that I follow but also introduce you to some new authors and a few writing sites.

Ann Everett – Check out Ann’s ‘Five on Friday’ blog. The latest one has an interview with yours truly, so if you want to learn more about me and my writing, this is your chance.

I’m afraid that’s all the time I have today. Hope you’ve found something of interest.  Until the next time, thank you for reading!

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