Christopher’s Journal (Update)

Christopher’s Journal (Prequel to The Al Clark Series)

Chris is nursing a badly sprained ankle and has time to kill, so he created his own Chessboard and pieces. He and his father played chess when Chris was younger and those days he remembers fondly. Playing against himself is not as fun, but it passes the time. The diagrams at the top helped to reintroduce him to the game.

He cut the chess pieces from paper, with the ‘black’ pieces dyed using coffee grounds from a pre-packaged breakfast. Although crude, it’s good enough to play the game.

The Excalibur Habitat Ring

Christopher’s Journal (Prequel to The Al Clark Series)

Christopher is alone, and trapped in the habitat ring of an aged colonial starship. He doesn’t know if the rest of the colonists are sleeping or dead. He is unsure what to do. This scenario was not covered at the Spacer’s Academy.

This is another drawing from his journal that documents his predicament. To help maintain his sanity he must find ways to stay busy and kill time. Drawing not only kills time, it helps ward off going crazy.

Chris’ Journal

Christopher Morris is a main character in my Al Clark Series. My current WIP is a short story depicting the journal he kept while alone and stranded on the Colonial Starship Excalibur.

He was ushered onto the ship at the last minute, and didn’t get the traditional tour awarded the other colonists before launch. The extent of his knowledge is what he can remember of the lottery brochures he saw before boarding, and the information gained from his mother who is somewhere aboard the starship.

When his Hiber-pod spits him out, he finds himself alone on an old and silent ship. Chris will spend almost a year trapped in the Habitat Ring of the massive vessel, with few clues about where the ship is or the fate of the people aboard. His search for an elusive key card is keeping him from entering the rest of the ship to get answers.

This drawing is from his journal. It is a means of relating his memory of the ship to his journal entries.

Luck Dragon

Part Leprechaun, part Dragon, this little guy can reward your interset with both good and bad karma. When he laughs, he sets things afire. Completely by accident – of course.

(Ink and Copic Markers)

Elephants are Faithful

This is my tribute to Dr. Suess and Horton Hatches the Egg. I read this book to my kids, my grandkids, and even a few nieces and nephews. If only we could all follow his example.

Maysie is a party bird. It’s a darn good thing Horton was there.

Sea Monster and Friends

Everyone has heard of the Lockness Monster. This is not him. This creature is friendly, and gives tired birds a ride until they can continue their journey. If someone spots him –  the birds are on their own.

(Cut-Paper and Markers)

Two Bird Bird Nest

My sister and brother-in-law love to watch the birds. They have a courtyard with bird feeders and flowering plants all about. When I see them sitting in their comfortable chairs on this patio, I think they are the birds, and their personal piece of paradise is the nest.

(Cut Paper and Markers)

The Excalibur Colonial Starship

This is a rendition of the starship featured in my Al Clark Series. I created a number of variations, although this is probably my favorite. This is the ship Al wakes up on, with no idea how he got there or why. What’s worse, he cannot remember his name.

(Computer Graphic)

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