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Sisyphus 5 years ago

Chaordia - A Novel of Transformation Ch. 21 Final Chapter

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

Even though the Sheriff and his deputies would be coming in a few days, no one seemed that concerned. There was too much to do. When Alice and I went to the cabin to get settled, there was a vase on the wood stove with wildflowers and a note from Morning...

Sisyphus 5 years ago

Chaordia - A Novel of Transformation Ch. 20

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

Tim and Gabe moved the round table back to the center of the room and placed the chairs around it. Tammy placed the oil lamp in the center for lighting it later when it got dark. Dan brought in several arm loads of wood, while Liz and Atticus followed wit...

Sisyphus 5 years ago

Chaordia - A Novel of Transformation Ch. 19

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

My dad waved at us as we came though the waist high grass in the pasture. Standing with Glenn and Dan, he held his sketchbook and pointed to some place on the other side of the orchard. Atticus straddled his father's shoulders, while Liz and Tammy knelt b...

Sisyphus 5 years ago

Chaordia - A Novel of Transformation Ch. 18

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

A short, pot-bellied man walked towards us through the tall brown grass. Bald, except for a thin patch of gray hair above his ears, he had a small silver badge on his tan shirt, a holster with a black-handled gun on his hip. I’m not sure why he left his h...

Sisyphus 5 years ago

Chaordia - A Novel of Transformation Ch. 17

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

Turns out, I didn’t have to go downstairs. A few minutes later, just as I was telling Alice about Elizabeth’s message, my dad came into my room. I know he heard me say, "We have to find out if it’s the Bendula." Our eyes met, and then he took a de...

Sisyphus 5 years ago

Chaordia - A Novel of Transformation Ch. 16

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

When we got home the next day, it was late Tuesday afternoon, and both Alice and I were eager to tell Gabe and Tim what was happening and to call Elizabeth. We had already missed two days of school. It didn’t matter to me, but I was surprised that Alice d...

Sisyphus 5 years ago

Chaordia - A Novel of Transformation Ch. 15

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

It was late Sunday afternoon when we arrived back at the farm a week later. We would have left on Saturday, but Glenn's friend, Edgar, needed to use the van to move some furniture and said we could borrow it the next day. We met Tim and Gabe at Charle...

Sisyphus 5 years ago

Chaordia - A Novel of Transformation Ch. 14

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

It took quite a while to find the small gravestones. They lay twentyor thirty feet in the woods, surrounded and hidden by dozens of birch trees and green bushes. Grace wasn’t certain exactly where they were, but knew they were near two huge pine trees tha...

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Sisyphus 5 years ago

Chaordia - A Novel Of Transformation Ch. 13

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

"What if we paid the back taxes before it went to auction?" Glenn asked. "That way, they wouldn’t be discovered." "I’ve already thought of that," Grace said. "It’s a possibility and would solve one problem but not the more serious one." Al...

Sisyphus 5 years ago

Chaordia - A Novel Of Transformation Ch. 12

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

We arrived at Glenn’s farm a little after three in the afternoon.Instead of the VW bus, Glenn had borrowed a larger, newer, blue van from his friend, Edgar, someone he had met at Occupy Wall Street. He knew about Glenn’s plan and was interested in being p...

Sisyphus 5 years ago

Chaordia - A Novel Of Transformation Ch. 11

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony

It was a long drive home. My dad took over the driving somewhere in Massachusetts and Glenn was able to nap. Alice was asleep on my shoulder. l also dozed off, but kept waking up to see where we were. My dad was quiet and listened to a jazz stati...

Sisyphus 5 years ago

Chaordia - A Novel of Transformation Ch. 10

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

It was just past noon when we got back to the farm and started getting ready to leave. The sky was blue without a cloud. The fire was out and dad picked up the grill from the rocks and leaned it against the rocks that surrounded the pile of ashes...

Sisyphus 5 years ago

Chaordia - A Novel of Transformation Ch. 9

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

Morning Star led the way through the tall grass in the pasture to the red ribbon marking the path through the woods. After we passed the stone wall on the hill, she stepped aside and allowed Glenn to go ahead, followed by my father and Tammy, who carried...

Sisyphus 5 years ago

Chaordia - A Novel of Transformation Ch. 8

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

Sun Dancer led us back to the farm on a narrow, well worn and clearedpath that was much easier than the way we had walked before. "This is the way we go to visit our ancestors who are buried near the river,” he said. “Remember this way when you return tom...

Sisyphus 5 years ago

Chaordia - A Novel of Transformation Ch. 7

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony

While we made our way down the other side of the hill through the much thicker woods and no path, we stopped a few times, uncertain which way to go. "I think it’s this way," I said, pointing in one direction and Alice said, "No, I think we came from that...