Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Lois Santalo, iBurton Wolfe, ial squitieri,sr, iEdmond Humm, iDiana Perkins, iIsabella Koldras, iAlfred Schwab, i

  Home > Mainstream > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Linda Newton Perry

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 120 Titles
· 70 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Apr, 2008

Linda Newton Perry, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
The roots of A.A. The Christian Foundations of A.A,
by Tuchy (Carl) Palmieri

a collection of three books which show three powerful movements that provided the foundation for a fourth movement. it Is the self help movement know as Alcoholics Anonym..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Epic Tails 2
by Tygo Lee

A Modern Epic Classic! When chivalry was a virtue…..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

   Recent articles by
Linda Newton Perry

• Have You Reported a Bigfoot Sighting to the Police?
• Bigfoot: The Latest Information
• Do You Know the Men of the ESP Team
• Why the Perrys Believe in Bigfoot
• A Matter of Time: Bigfoot Sighting
• A Matter of Time: Spend Night in Fire Tower
• A Matter of Time, Newspaper Column Sept. 20 2010
• Four Bigfoot Photos Soon Released
• A Matter of Time
• Sighting Coffee Creek Road
• Newspaper Column, A Matter of Time
• A Matter of Time
           >> View all

Excerpt from Forced Blood The Norseman)
By Linda Newton Perry   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Share    Print   Save    Become a Fan

Excerpt from Forced Blood The Norseman.

Pages 78-79

 Taken from the novel, Forced Blood The Norseman.


O'Reily barked, "Step aside!" Logs were coming in for the walkways and Dag stood where they needed delivering. He jumped onto the log he was securing to the walkway; it rolled forward with his weight. He balanced himself just enough to jump from it. His first foot to the ground, however, slipped sideways, pitching him forward. He got to his hands and knees and rolled over to a sitting position; this with much swearing to the gods, known and unknown to him. Standing happily in ankle deep mud, a pair of fun loving, not long-from-the-breast boys laughed and pointed. 
     With a great clamorous noise, rolling logs tumbled from a sturdy cart into place along the walkway, at O'Reily's orders. One hit a corner of the walkway and bounced across the fingertips of one of Dag's hands. He wasn't hurt and so gathered a wad of mud and flung it at the small boys still laughing. 
     Before much time, a huge woman with hands on hips screamed at Dag, demanding why he'd "dirtied up her boy." He coaxed the woman to move off a distanace by walking away himself, so that all his charges at the walkway couldn't hear as she insulted him loudly and without letup. He could all but feel the waddle of flesh at her neck in his hands as she brayed so loudly he could not be certain of her words, "How's a woman to keep a boy clean?" Dag laughed nervously. She caught him completely off guard. Lightening fast, she removed her hands from her wide hips and shoved him. Stumbling backwards, he finally landed in a sitting position, once again, in the deep mud. She whirled around, hitched up her skirts, heaved great sighs and trudged off. 
     The miscreant boys ran to her side, and did not fail, to the boy, to turn and launch nasty faces back at Dag, and that as his men jerked him to his feet, pretending concern while enjoying the diversion. A soft rain fell. Dag kicked out violently in the direction of a lazing "good-for-nothing dog" while spewing forth searing threats to gods and "worthless humans" alike. "Stand'em in the rain, woman!" he blathered dry-mouthed while stumbling and limping straight across the stable yard in the worst of the ankle-deep mire, and well out of hearing of the annoying woman. 
     O'Reily caught up and pounded Dag's shoulder as they fought the sucking mud. In good humor he apologized overloud "... for letting loose the logs on ya!"
     From where Brand stood, he watched from the window two small boys flanking a tall wide woman with her skirts held high, exposing bread-dough flesh above her knees. The boys, he assumed boys, girls seldom wallowed in mud to his recollection, were having great folly making faces at some one behind the ferocious grandmamma. Curiosity prodded him to hang from the window, where he just could see a knot of men pulling some clumsy soul, from the mud to his feet ...

More about the novel Forced Blood The Norseman at our website,






Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

The Hierophant Of 100th Street by CULLEN DORN

A three time award-winning novel based on a true story of a young man who searches for the meaning to life and meets a mysterious man...  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Obama's World: Secrets and Deceptions by Will Clark

America may be at a Biblical turning point in our history. We must be very careful, and have full knowledge of the person we choose to lead America in the next years...  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.