The Sky is Falling! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 1

The fifth of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — The Sky is Falling!

The Sky is Falling

The Sky is Falling

The Kid comes running out of the woods! Help! Help!

The Kid comes running out of the woods!
Help! Help!

The Kid comes running out of the woods! Help! Help!

The Kid comes running out of the woods!
Help! Help!

Nearly out o breath he explains the emergency to Sir Biff.

Nearly out o breath he explains the
emergency to Sir Biff.

Sir Biff races off for help. Sir Biff, what's up?

Sir Biff races off for help.
Sir Biff, what’s up?

The sky is falling!

The sky is falling!

The new story for The Gnomestead Tapestry, “The Sky is Falling!”

I started writing “The Sky is Falling!” a while ago but only got back to write its ending last Fall. It is a long story which I am breaking up into conveniently sized chunks. What would you do if you were told the sky was falling?

The holiday season is here and with the season comes thoughts of charity. I urge you to follow through with those thoughts and give to the charity of your choice. I also hope you remember the spirit of giving through the rest of the year.

If you are interested, check out We’ll Make Cents’ “Standing With Courage” project and their “50-Cents – a Jar of Change” drive.

DWPenner

Happy New Year!

Have a great New Year!

Have a great New Year!

Wishing you all the best in the coming New Year!

DWPenner

The New Handicap — Wheel Tales of Willow City

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

We won't be going until someone gives up their seat.

We won’t be going until someone gives up their seat.

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

Hello Mr R, Uellow!

Hello Mr R, Uellow!

How was your bus-ride today?

How was your bus-ride today?

It was fine, but when did having a smart-phone become a disability?

It was fine, but when did having a smart-phone become a disability?

I hope you enjoy these and I would really appreciate your spreading the word. My stories are spread by word-of-mouth so this is the way that others might also see them.

Nearly every time I get on the bus, the front seats are all taken by folks either talking on, watching movies or TV on, or playing games on smart phones or tablets. Here if not other places the front seats are reserved for the disabled, elderly, or pregnant riders. There are signs up telling able-bodied folks to give up these seats to those in need. (Not just a warning but a regulation.) Some of them might have an invisible handicap, but I am sure that most are just feeling that their use of their gizmo supersedes that of those who need those seats. (I have even watched some feign sleep to avoid eye contact.)

Is using a smart-phone or tablet now an accepted disability? I have seen them sitting oblivious to someone trying to juggle their cane while trying to hold their balance on the moving bus. Bus drivers are often too busy on a crowded bus to tell the rude riders to give up their seats. But some will come right out and let the riders know that the bus won’t be leaving until a seat is given up to the intended disabled, elderly, or pregnant rider. Too often it is an elderly person who gives up their seat.

This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.

We'll Make CentsWe’ll Make Cents” is an organization that helps support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked. Why not pop over and give them a visit.

Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession. Perhaps you don’t live near Auckland and We’ll Make Cents, but there are people in need everywhere!

DWPenner

* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.

The South Cringle Archduchies — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 5 — conclusion

The fourth of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — The South Cringle Archduchies

The South Cringle Archduchies

The South Cringle Archduchies

They realized the wisdom o Brother Alec's words... ...though it was not simple and took time.

They realized the wisdom o Brother Alec’s words…
…though it was not simple and took time.

There are no monuments to Brother Alec. It isn't easy to find reference to him in history books.

There are no monuments to Brother Alec. It isn’t easy to find reference to him in history books.

People just found his solution too obvious and straight forward and perhaps didn't want too seem simple themselves.

People just found his solution too obvious and straight forward and perhaps didn’t want too seem simple themselves.

However, whenever anybody offers a solution that everyone considers too obvious, simple, or insincere they call that person...

However, whenever anybody offers a solution that everyone considers too obvious, simple, or insincere they call that person…

"Smart Alec!!"

“Smart Alec!!”

This was the conclusion of “The South Cringle Archduchies”!

This shorter story was written a while ago, but never published. I hope you enjoy it.

The holiday season is here and with the season comes thoughts of charity. I urge you to follow through with those thoughts and give to the charity of your choice. I also hope you remember the spirit of giving through the rest of the year.

If you are interested, check out We’ll Make Cents’ “Standing With Courage” project and their “50-Cents – a Jar of Change” drive.

DWPenner

 

Swing and a Miss — Wheel Tales of Willow City

Swing and a Miss

Swing and a Miss

Torben opened a new bookstore.

Torben opened a new bookstore.

Yes, and I heard that it is fully accessible.

Yes, and I heard that it is fully accessible.

It has ramps and the aisles are extra wide.

It has ramps and the aisles are extra wide.

...it even has accessible toilets.

…it even has accessible toilets.

Torben has a good heart but is prone to mistakes.

Torben has a good heart but is prone to mistakes.

Books -R- Here!

Books -R- Here!

Do you want to tell him or shall I?

Do you want to tell him or shall I?

Large Print Books For the Hearing Impaired

Large Print Books
For the
Hearing Impaired

I hope you enjoy these and I would really appreciate your spreading the word. My stories are spread by word-of-mouth so this is the way that others might also see them.

It is amazing how many folks can make simple mistakes, like talking louder to someone that is visually impaired or shouting English to someone who doesn’t know English. As if one impairment implies another or shouting makes up for language differences.

This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.

We'll Make CentsWe’ll Make Cents” is an organization that helps support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked. Why not pop over and give them a visit.

Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession. Perhaps you don’t live near Auckland and We’ll Make Cents, but there are people in need everywhere!

DWPenner

* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

The South Cringle Archduchies — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 4

The fourth of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — The South Cringle Archduchies

The South Cringle Archduchies

The South Cringle Archduchies

The Cringles on the other hand were farmers and fruit growers of great reknown.

The Cringles on the other hand were farmers and
fruit growers of great reknown.

The Cringles also produced much, much, more than they could ever use.

The Cringles also produced much, much, more
than they could ever use.

"They" needed grain, fruit, and some more land — and we needed fish and greater protection on our coast from marauders.

“They” needed grain, fruit, and some more land — and we needed fish
and greater protection on our coast from marauders.

...and both o use loved tournaments and wargames or mock wars using non-lethal weapons.

…and both o use loved tournaments and wargames
or mock wars using non-lethal weapons.

Why not just have tournaments and wargames! Why not trade or share what we need and become stronger!

Why not just have tournaments and wargames! Why not trade
or share what we need and become stronger!

This is the continuation of “The South Cringle Archduchies”!

This shorter story was written a while ago, but never published. I hope you enjoy it.

The holiday season is here and with the season comes thoughts of charity. I urge you to follow through with those thoughts and give to the charity of your choice. I also hope you remember the spirit of giving through the rest of the year.

If you are interested, check out We’ll Make Cents’ “Standing With Courage” project and their “50-Cents – a Jar of Change” drive.

DWPenner

Wheel Have a Dream — Wheel Tales of Willow City

Wheel Have a Dream.

Wheel Have a Dream.

I really feel bad that Nelson Mandela Died.

I really feel bad that Nelson Mandela Died.

Why's that Mr. E?

Why’s that Mr. E?

He was great! I loved his "I Have a Dream." Speech.

He was great! I loved his “I Have a Dream.” Speech.

? ? ?

? ? ?

I hope you enjoy these and I would really appreciate your spreading the word. My stories are spread by word-of-mouth so this is the way that others might also see them.

It is so very easy for people to mix up what famous person said what after time passes. The only way to avoid this is to be educated in both the past as well as current events. It is also why it is important that children get that education too.

This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.

We'll Make CentsWe’ll Make Cents” is an organization that helps support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked. Why not pop over and give them a visit.

Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession. Perhaps you don’t live near Auckland and We’ll Make Cents, but there are people in need everywhere!

DWPenner

* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.

The South Cringle Archduchies — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 3

The fourth of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — The South Cringle Archduchies

The South Cringle Archduchies

The South Cringle Archduchies

It wouldn't be right to say who this foe was right now. It looked like it would be a long and bloody fight.

It wouldn’t be right to say who this foe was right now.
It looked like it would be a long and bloody fight.

 

Brother Alec the Wise studied his books to discover a solution. Brother Alec raced to the battle lines when he found a solution!

Brother Alec the Wise studied his books to discover a solution.
Brother Alec raced to the battle lines when he found a solution!

The army leaders respected Brother Alec's boldness. It was he who got the leaders speaking.

The army leaders respected Brother Alec’s boldness.
It was he who got the leaders speaking.

Brother Alec explained how the "enemy" were excellent fishermen as well as fighters and sailors.

Brother Alec explained how the “enemy” were excellent
fishermen as well as fighters and sailors.

They caught much, much more than they could ever hope to use.

They caught much, much more than they could
ever hope to use.

This is the continuation of “The South Cringle Archduchies”!

This shorter story was written a while ago, but never published. It might take 7 or 8 posts to post the entire story. I hope you enjoy it.

The holiday season is here and with the season comes thoughts of charity. I urge you to follow through with those thoughts and give to the charity of your choice. I also hope you remember the spirit of giving through the rest of the year.

If you are interested, check out We’ll Make Cents’ “Standing With Courage” project and their “50-Cents – a Jar of Change” drive.

DWPenner

Mistaken Posting

Aside

Apologies but one of the Wheel Tales cartoons scheduled for the 29th was inadvertently posted ahead of time. It will be re-posted then and the current cartoon will be posted in around an hour from now.

Sorry for any inconvenience.