I just re-posted 'El Yes' from the edited MS that so many different hands helped create. With any luck it will read like real live English.
I'd also like to drop a note of thanks here for all that have taken this journey with me. The constantly overflowing IN box was astonishing to me, until I started reading some of the notes sent.
To my amazement, people were responding to these tales with expressions of joy and heartfelt thanks. Truth be told, I didn't know how to reply to this outpouring. So I'd just send a thank you and keep letting the characters get on with their lives.
Initially, I wrote these tales to paint the world I wanted to see. The world every child can relate to. The one where there are loving arms to hold you and soothing voices to hush away the hurts. If those worlds touched you in any way; I'm more than repaid for my efforts.
As for the repeated suggestion that these are publishable; I politely nod my head, say thank you and think, 'Not in a million blue moons'. They lack everything that a publisher is looking for. But that's because they were never intended to publish.
They were intended to speak to and hug the child hanging out deep in all our busy modern day adult lives. That's why a hard-bitten TV traffic reporter and his camera man could look at each other in unabashed wonder after running into their first Blue Dragon.
Perhaps I'll return to this world and tell the tales where bad guys never have a chance because people love one another. Until then, I wish all of you the very best and may your own personal Mage and Dragon watch over you.
Warmest regards, Ol'Mac