Daily Grind - Table of Contents

     So, six stories makes a Book and each Book has a title. It's all listed right here!

     First, there's the Pre-Daily Grind story Hearts and Minds if you wanna see what some of the characters looked like in a story I wrote and drew a couple years before the contest came along

     Then would come the actual Books:

Book I: Another Country
     Intro: Welcome to Daily Grind
     One: The Crossing Guard
     Two: A Tooth for a Tooth
     Three: Chrysalis
     Four: Dust Bunny
     Five: "-30-"
     Six: The Batrachonesian Amphora

Book II: Out of Darkness
     Seven: Pocketful of Dreams
     Eight: Under Hill
     Nine: Selected Shorts
     Ten: Sons of the Black Swan
     Eleven: The Apprentice
     Twelve: Holiday


Book III: Alone Together
     Thirteen: Tools of the Trade
     Fourteen: Simplicity Itself
     Fifteen: Shifting Sands
     Sixteen: Toil and Trouble
     Seventeen: Cradle to Grave
     Eighteen: Administrative Oversight


Book IV: Till There was You
     Nineteen: Signing the Senses
     Twenty: Hypocrisy
     Twenty-One: Animus
     Twenty-Two: On a Clear Day
     Twenty-Three: Point of Order
     Twenty-Four: A Long, Long Trail A-Winding


Book V: Written on Water
     Twenty-Five: Saturday
     Twenty-Six: Artifacts
     Twenty-Seven: Foreign Correspondence
     Twenty-Eight: This Mortal Coil
     Twenty-Nine: Patrimony
     Thirty: The Way of All Flesh


Book VI: The Eyes of the World
     Thirty-One: Refraction
     Thirty-Two: A Flick of the Lash
     Thirty-Three: Against the Dying of the Light
     Thirty-Four: Crack of Dawn
     Thirty-Five: Iris Out
     Thirty-Six: Chiaroscuro


Book VII: The City When it Sleeps
     Thirty-Seven: Second Date
     Thirty-Eight: The Old Country
     Thirty-Nine: Twelve Feet Under
     Forty: The Best Defense
     Forty-One: Grand Opening
     Forty-Two: Burning Down the House


Book VIII: Stolen Moments
     Forty-Three: Solitaire
     Forty-Four: The Sting
     Forty-Five: Feather in the Wind
     Forty-Six: Time and the River Flowing
     Forty-Seven: Maintenance
     Forty-Eight: Hierogamia


Book IX: Rhapsody
     Forty-Nine: Introduction & Allegro
     Fifty: Adagietto
     Fifty-One: Menuet a Tre
     Fifty-Two: Scherzando
     Fifty-Three: Toccata & Fugue
     Fifty-Four: Totenfeier


Book X: Sun Won't Stop
     Fifty-Five: Acceptance
     Fifty-Six: Settling In
     Fifty-Seven: Forgery
     Fifty-Eight: Many Happy Returns
     Fifty-Nine: In Shining Armor
     Sixty: Waxing and Waning


Book XI: Midwinter's Eve
     Sixty-One: Standard Operating Procedures
     Sixty-Two: Black Swans LLC
     Sixty-Three: Paper Moon
     Sixty-Four: The Ties That Bind
     Sixty-Five: Jitters
     Sixty-Six: Hearts and Flowers


Book XII: Worlds in Collision
     Sixty-Seven: Adventures in Spider Sitting
     Sixty-Eight: The In-Laws
     Sixty-Nine: Brunch
     Seventy: Taking the Ride
     Seventy-One: The Unpleasantness
     Seventy-Two: Crash Positions


Book XIII: Dawn's Early Light
     Seventy-Three: Fits and Starts
     Seventy-Four: Familial
     Seventy-Five: Contraindicated
     Seventy-Six: In the Country of the Blind
     Seventy-Seven: For Want of a Nail
     Seventy-Eight: Red Glare


Book XIV: Ringing the Changes
     Seventy-Nine: Birthday Boy
     Eighty: Nesting
     Eighty-One: The Job
     Eighty-Two: Safety Net
     Eighty-Three: Minding the Gap
     Eighty-Four: Chutes and Ladders


Book XV: What Remains
     Eighty-Five: General Quarters
     Eighty-Six: Radio Silence
     Eighty-Seven: Stable 2
     Eighty-Eight: Snafu
     Eighty-Nine: Hurry Up and Wait
     Ninety: Fubar


Book XVI: Boundless
     Ninety-One: Windy and Warm
     Ninety-Two: These Mean Streets
     Ninety-Three: Conglomeration
     Ninety-Four: Gang Aft A-gley
     Ninety-Five: A Game of Gnat and Serpent
     Ninety-Six: Centerpiece


Book XVII: Spellbound
     Ninety-Seven: Evidentiary
     Ninety-Eight: Jurisprudence
     Ninety-Nine: The Court of Public Opinion
     One Hundred: Move to Strike
     One Hundred One: Star Chamber
     One Hundred Two: Balancing the Scales


Book XVIII: The Raveled Sleeve of Care
     One Hundred Three: Sticking Plasters
     One Hundred Four: The Vapors
     One Hundred Five: Leech
     One Hundred Six: Autoimmune Response
     One Hundred Seven: Warts and Bunions
     One Hundred Eight: Motion Sickness


Book XIX: Window Box

     One Hundred Nine: First Person Plural
     One Hundred Ten: Glottal Stop
     One Hundred Eleven: Sibilance
     One Hundred Twelve: Voiced and Unvoiced
     One Hundred Thirteen: Resonance
     One Hundred Fourteen: A Tickle in the Throat






     Opening Pages with Art by Roz Gibson

     Back in 2010, I hired artist Roz Gibson to redesign and
redraw the first twenty or so pages of the comic.

     These are the results.







     Jo's Typewritten Musings



     Jo gets a typewriter to put her thoughts on paper.


     She eats all the paper afterwards, sure, but still...










     All in the Family



     Alice and Doc are exchanging text messages when Malvolio decides to drop in.


     How she manages to do it isn't a question that really comes up....












     The Nameless

     Tharka, Gana, Juliette, and Eduard are up to their old tricks when it comes to summoning little blue monsters.



     This time, it's maybe not the best idea they've ever had...









     Expense Reports

     Daily Grind's been hired by Florabelle, the Queen of Queens in Gadsden's Myrmec District, so Howlett asks Mrs. Teasdale to come along with him. And working for royalty, well, there certainly shouldn't be any problem covering the expenses they incur on the job.



     But nothing's ever simple in Anttown, is it?










     A Dose of Perspective

     In the aftermath of the previous adventure, Mrs. Teasdale expresses a certain amount of disgruntlement to Alban over supper. Alban's attempts to ease this disgruntlement lead to assault, theft, and a great deal of death magic.



     All of which proves that disgruntlement's rather in the eye of the beholder...






     From here, you can go to the first page of the next storyline, to the main page, back to the 2005 Archive page, the 2006 Archive page, the 2007 Archive page, the 2008 Archive page, the 2009 Archive page, the 2010 Archive page, the 2011 Archive page, the 2012 Archive page, the 2013 Archive page, the 2014 Archive page, the 2015 Archive page, the 2016 Archive page, the 2017 Archive page, the 2018 Archive page, the 2019 Archive page, the 2020 Archive page, or over to the Current Archive page.

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