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This is chapter one of Book XIII, Dawn's Early Light. For earlier stories, visit our Table of Contents! The Horizontal The Vertical

Seventy-Three - Fits and Starts

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     Daily Grind, my attempt to replicate the radio serials of the 1930s and '40s--things like Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and The Shadow and most especially I Love a Mystery--as a daily webcomic full of talking animals, is brought to you courtesy of the Daily Grind Comics Challenge--or whatever it's actually called: "Men of Iron" figures into it, I seem to recall, so I'm guessing they're all Howard Pyle fans.

     Years and years ago, I remember some story where the curse worked this way, but I have no idea what story it was. Possibly an episode of the old Suspense radio series...

     I've also removed the link to the former forum from the space below the comic since nearly everything at talkaboutcomics.com seems to have vanished. All very mysterious!

     As far as stories without pictures go, I've got a new Author Central page over at Amazon.com where I'm posting Kindle versions of my previously-published short stories. I'll also have the ninth story about Cluny the Sorceress Squirrel, a thing called "Mendacity," coming out in vol. 29 of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword & Sorceress later this year.

     Oh, and the Daily Grind for the Weekly Reader thing seems to be catching on. Every Saturday, I'll be stacking the previous week's strips on one page for folks who'd rather get a bigger chunk of the story at one sitting without all that tedious mouse clicking. That's also where folks can go to subscribe to an RSS feed for both Daily Grind and Terebinth: the nice people at Livejournal have apparently been providing it as a service all this time.

     The URL to add to your RSS reader--or whatever it is you use--is http://hyniof.livejournal.com/data/rss. This'll get you a reprinted Terebinth page every day and a new one every Monday as well as the whole week of Daily Grind mooshed together every Saturday, and thanks to the guys over in The Webcomic List Forums for making me start thinking about all this. Ah, technology...

     I was putting the comic up on this page over at WebComicsNation as a sort of back-up, but alas, the site seemed to have vanished during the waning days of 2013. It's back now, though, so let's see how long it remains!

     Or if you're looking for something completely different, I'll suggest my Facebook page. I have very little idea what the whole point of Facebook is, but I was looking for somewhere to post random poetry...

     The StatCounter at the bottom of the page there's fairly new as well. The other one I was using kept disappearing and even began going backward at one point, so we'll see how this one works out....

     For more on me and the origins of this comic, please check out the Archive page. TerebinthFeel free also to check out the other online comics that I enjoy, including my other webcomic, Terebinth. I've been getting it into order lately, but it's still got, what, 60 or so semi-regular comics on it? All numbers quoted here are, of course, approximate. As is just about everything else associated with this web site.