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NaNoWriMo “The Four Republics” Part Ten

Juan V. Caycedo looked out the windows of the Presidential Palace in Bogata and worried.  He worried from the moment he woke to the moment he went to sleep often twenty hours later.  He worried about the Europeans always interested … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo “The Four Republics” Part Nine

James Smith looked out from the rail of the M.S. Acoma at San Diego.  He had always found the Mexican practice of naming ships for inland towns and cities curious, and this was no exception.    He’d never been to Nuevo … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Bonus Material- The world of “The Four Republics”.

The Four Republics has been floating around in my mind for nearly a decade now.  It departs from our own timeline somewhere in the early 1800s, with Hamilton and Burr reaching a personal detente rather than fighting a duel. Hamilton … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo “The Four Republics” Part Eight

“Gentlemen, I am glad for one last chance to see you all.  It had hoped for an opportunity to call on each of you while I was here in Washington, I expect that this will be my final visit to … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo “The Four Republics” Part 7

Bingo Baylor was heading home from a friend’s party at nearly two in the morning, a man servant accompanying him through the streets of Bluefields. Bingo was drunk.  There were no two ways about it, but he was certain that … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo “The Four Republics” Part 6

James was woken by a shaking of the small house where he lived.  Thinking first that the dynamite stores for the canal construction had exploded, he grabbed his trousers and raced into the compound looking away to the west, but … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo “The Four Republics” Part Five

Patrick K Murphy was the son of Famine Irish.  As such, he didn’t have the land that many of the Irish who’d first come to Tejas but still his father had done well and they had a small ranch west … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo “The Four Republics” Part Four

James Smith the Second gazed out the window of his office across the fields of sugarcane and thought long and hard about the letter that had arrived that morning from his son.  It took mail a good ten to twelve … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo “The Four Republics” Part 3

“Senator, there’s a letter in the post from your son in Central America” the aide said after having knocked on the inner office of the senior senator from Massachusetts.  A veteran of the Civil War and protégé of Thaddeus Stevens … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo2015 The Four Republics Part 2.5

I’m sure what the heck happened to make that last post black type on grey background.  I’m also uncertain why photos in the article this morning aren’t centered properly.   The young man’s passport said he was from the Brazilian … Continue reading

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