Teamsters – Rainy — The Gnomestead Tapestry

A Gnomestead Tapestry Short.

A “Teamsters” short!

Something a bit new… “Teamster” is the name of the occupation of someone who drives a team of animals, like a team of horses.

You might have to think a few moments to get this one.

Feel free to share it around!

Thanks!

DWPenner


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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

 

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

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

The South Cringle Archduchies — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 2

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

The South Cringle Archduchies

The South Cringle Archduchies

Welcome! Now just to set things straight, even though I'm not as tall as the trees and my home

Welcome! Now just to set things straight, even though I’m not as tall as the trees and my home

is warm and dry, and has a sod roof — I'm not a "Hobbit" or "Halfling" or one o the "Wee Folk" despite the green hat.

is warm and dry, and has a sod roof — I’m not a “Hobbit” or “Halfling” or one o the “Wee Folk” despite the green hat.

I came to the South Cringle Archduchies a few years ago... ...and now call it home. It is an interesting Kingdom filled with such interesting people.

I came to the South Cringle Archduchies a few years ago… …and now call it home. It is an interesting Kingdom filled with such interesting people.

You might wonder, "Why is it called the 'Archduchies' if it is a Kingdom? I used to wonder about that myself quite frequently. Recently I discovered the answer.

You might wonder, “Why is it called the ‘Archduchies’ if it is a Kingdom?
I used to wonder about that myself quite frequently. Recently I discovered the answer.

It's a Kingdom "now" because it is ruled by a King and Queen. Long ago it was a group of quarrelsome Kingdoms and Principalities.

It’s a Kingdom “now” because it is ruled by a King and Queen. Long ago it was a group of quarrelsome Kingdoms and Principalities.

when a single enemy threatened them all... ...a single hero rallied them... ...into a united alliance of states capable.... ...of defending against their strong foe.

when a single enemy threatened them all… …a single hero rallied them… …into a united alliance of states capable…. …of defending against their strong foe.

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

The South Cringle Archduchies — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 1

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

The South Cringle Archduchies

The South Cringle Archduchies

Gnorman's Gnomestead Speak Friend And Enter

Gnorman’s Gnomestead
Speak Friend And Enter

Gnorman's Gnomestead Speak Friend And Enter

Gnorman’s Gnomestead
Speak Friend And Enter

Gnorman's Gnomestead Speak Friend And Enter

Gnorman’s Gnomestead
Speak Friend And Enter

Gnorman's Gnomestead Speak Friend And Enter

Gnorman’s Gnomestead
Speak Friend And Enter

Hello, I'm Gnorman! Please come in.

Hello, I’m Gnorman! Please come in.

This is the start 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

A Nice Ring To It. — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 14

The third of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

The King was speechless at the site of the icy coach. Oh wonderful! How ever did you guess that I wanted chilled sorbet for my birthday! Of course in order to make sorbet you need ice to chill the juice or fruit.

The King was speechless at the site of the icy coach.
Oh wonderful! How ever did you guess that I wanted chilled sorbet for my birthday!
Of course in order to make sorbet you need ice to chill the juice or fruit.

But I was hoping for a carriage of my own for my birthday. The King simply raised his hand nodding towards the stables.

But I was hoping for a carriage of my own for my birthday.
The King simply raised his hand nodding towards the stables.

(We gotta run out of the white horses at some point)

(We gotta run out of the white horses at some point)

(Looks like a bit of a lemon) (That's yellow gold. The Princess loves yellow.)

(Looks like a bit of a lemon)
(That’s yellow gold. The Princess loves yellow.)

Oh Mum and Dad! I just love it! This is a beautiful carriage!

Oh Mum and Dad! I just love it! This is a beautiful carriage!

I love this even more than the nice ring you gave me this morning!

I love this even more than the nice ring you gave me this morning!

An ice ring?

An ice ring?

Ohhh! She wanted a "nice" carriage.

Ohhh! She wanted a “nice” carriage.

That’s the conclusion to “A Nice Ring To It.” I hope uou enjoyed it. Look for the start of “The South Cringle Archduchies” in a few days!

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

A Nice Ring To It. — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 13

The third of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

At long last the experts from the far, far, north had arrived! These were the long awaited experts with ice and snow!

At long last the experts from the far, far, north had arrived!
These were the long awaited experts with ice and snow!

-

The experts are left to plan. ...and then create the carriage of ice.

The experts are left to plan.
…and then create the carriage of ice.

Soon, it was time to present the Princess with her birthday gift. Your Majesty, on behalf of the knights and population of the kingdom — we present this gift to the Princess.

Soon, it was time to present the Princess with her birthday gift.
Your Majesty, on behalf of the knights and population of the kingdom — we present this gift to the Princess.

-

“A Nice Ring To It.” will be concluded! Watch for 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

A Nice Ring To It. — The Gnomestead Tapestry – Conclusion Coming!

Conclusion coming to “A Nice Ring To It”.

A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.” will be concluded on December 12th. I hope you enjoyed it. Look for the start of “The South Cringle Archduchies” Starting December 14!

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

A Nice Ring To It. — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 12

The third of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

A Nice Ring To It.

Within the dark walls of the castle there was a chamber sometimes used for storage.. They had never gotten round to using it as a dungeon...

Within the dark walls of the castle there was a chamber sometimes used for storage..
They had never gotten round to using it as a dungeon…

Brother Jacque had the walls lined with a thick layer of straw to keep in the damp cold and preserve

Brother Jacque had the walls lined with a thick layer of straw
to keep in the damp cold and preserve

...all of the ice of the previous attempts. I was planning to store food here. This left the chamber very cold.

…all of the ice of the previous attempts.
I was planning to store food here.
This left the chamber very cold.

It was a tight squeeze through the massive doors at one end of the chamber

It was a tight squeeze through the massive doors at one end of the chamber

But they made it through -- Barely...

But they made it through — Barely…

...or Barry... Barry being the name of the Queen's pet pachyderm.

…or Barry… Barry being the name of the Queen’s pet pachyderm.

All that was needed was the carvers...

All that was needed was the carvers…

The postern door opened

The postern door opened

The torches guttered! ...and nearly went out!

The torches guttered!
…and nearly went out!

“A Nice Ring To It.” will be continued! Watch for it!

“A Nice Ring To It” is a half hour cartoon compared to a  5-10 minute short of previous cartoons — or something like that. It’s all about a birthday — but read on…

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