#Bookpromotion #Shortstory Jim Webster : It all comes out in the wash

First, a humorous tale from Tallis Steelyard of an adventure ending with an unexpected extreme twist. Next, two books on offer from Jim Webser with descriptions of both included.

Robbie's inspiration

I am delighted to welcome Jim Webster to Robbiesinspiration today with a fabulous short story as part of his book tour to promote two lovely books: Tallis Steelyard A Guide for Writers and Others Stories and Tallis Steelyard Men behaving badly and other stories

It all comes out in the wash

In a roundabout way it’s all the fault of the Widow Handwill. If the widow had been more discerning about the savants she employed to entertain her guests, she wouldn’t have had a necromancer attempting to sacrifice an upstairs maid to some demon. Admittedly he failed and the maid was rescued but still, the room was haunted, even after we washed the mortal remains of the necromancer off the walls. So the widow decided to sell the house and move elsewhere. It took a while to sell, but eventually it was purchased by a successful madam who wished to…

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A Walk on Kerrera

A walk on Kerrera .

Walking the Old Ways

Just a five minute ferry ride across from near Oban is the island of Kerrera. Delightful coast and moorland walking, fantastic views across to the Argyll mainland and out towards several Hebridean islands. Our walk took place on one of the hottest days I have ever known in Scotland. A perfect day for a walk.VLUU L110, M110  / Samsung L110, M110

We chose to do the southern circuit of the island, from the ferry landing, so that we might see Gylen Castle and the views towards Jura. The walk around the island is on a good track, with reasonable gradients. There are many reminders that Kerrera was once part of the kingdom of Norway. It is not difficult to imagine Viking longships slipping into the quiet coves of this island.

One of the first places you come to, walking southwards, is Horseshoe Bay, where in 1249 Alexander II of Scotland began his campaign to reclaim the…

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Cold Spring Tavern~

Great pictures by Cindy Knoke of Cold Springs Tavern and the ghost town. of Gopherville in what was once the Old West.

In 1860 a stagecoach pass was hacked through the California wilderness over the mountainous San Marcos Pass to connect Mission Santa Barbara to The Santa Ynez Rancho.

A rest stop was built along the stage coach route high up on The San Marcos Pass, next to a naturally running cold mountain spring.

This stage-stop was, and is still called, Cold Spring Tavern.

Back in the day the tavern served hot meals and alcohol.

It still serves both today, and the experience of eating here is one we return to enjoy whenever we pass by this area.

There was a bunkhouse,

a small store, a stable, and several small homesteads, forming a town called Gopherville, which is now a ghost town.

The town even had a jail which could hold up to eleven (crowded) souls…. rowdy cowboys and such, who likely drank too much whiskey…..

Cheers to you from Cold Springs…

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Authors Supporting Authors ~ Jim Webster’s Newest Releases

First, a tale about the merits of writing down money spent in detail and then having the budget published to everyone’s interest. Next, two books Jim Webster has on offer with similar amusing and interesting tales of Port Naain with descriptions of them.

🌸Word Craft: Prose & Poetry🌸

Hi, everyone. Jim Webster has two more new novellas coming out and I offered to help spread the word. This post is part of “The Gentlemen Behaving Badly Blog Tour.”

Jim shares that both novellas are the usual format containing just over twenty short stories featuring Tallis Steelyard.The stories do have a theme as they are all tales of gentlemen behaving badly! I can only imagine what’s inside those pages!

For my readers, Jim has written a story to whet your appetite for more of his writing. Please enjoy.

Every last penny

There is a time and a place for
household economy. There have been times when I had so little money that I knew
each sadly debased copper coin personally. I was familiar with their little
foibles, the scars that a long lifetime of close proximity to other coins had
left on their surfaces. Indeed the well-worn faces of…

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Jim Adams Blog Tour. Tallis Steelyard. A guide for writers, and other stories.Tallis Steelyard. Gentlemen behaving badly and other stories.

As part of the blog tour, first, there is a humous and mysterious story about a student of Tallis Steelyard who isn’t fulfilling the hopes of Tallis for some reason. Next, are two books on offer by Jim Webster with descriptions for each.


Hello everyone. I very honoured to be once again to be able to bring you not only a new story but also news of two new books from our own,our very own Jim Webster.

Here is the timetable for the blog tour .

Chris Graham


A fine residence.



GD Deckard

Writers’ coop


A man who doesn’t pay his bills never lacks for correspondence



Ritu Bhathal


Be careful what you pretend to be



Willow Willers


Call yourself a writer



Colleen Chesebro


Every last penny



Robbie Cheadle


It all comes out in the wash



Sue Vincent





Stevie Turner





Annette Rochelle Aben


Performance art



Lynn Hallbrooks


The alternative career of Dilkerton Thallawell.





The automated caricordia of Darset Dweel.


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Meet Me at Rockefeller Center


Photo Copyright: Roger Bultot

Here we are again and this week we’re gathered near a statue in Rockefeller Center, New York City.  We’ve come together to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s group. Our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words, not counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and be inspired by the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Roger Bultot. Thanks, Roger. To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link below, then on the smiling frog. Next, follow the given directions.

19 July 2019

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

Meet Me at Rockefeller Center by P.S. Joshi

Don met Ruth at Macy’s in New York City at the makeup counter. 

She looked up and swam in the pools of his blue eyes.

He looked and saw a pretty girl. He loved only himself.

Leaning forward, he asked, “Will you go out with me on Saturday evening?”

She felt helpless. “Sure,” she answered.

We’ll meet at Rockefeller Center, 8 pm near the pretzel vendor,” he whispered.

Later that day, her girlfriend, Blanch sauntered over. “Are you meeting him? He asked me out yesterday and Maggie on Monday. He never shows up.”

Saturday, Don stood alone munching a pretzel.






Jim Webster’s Done It Again! Two New Books! #BlogTour

First, a tale about an amateur necromancer who went too far. Next, Jim Webster has two books on offer which are described.

But I Smile Anyway...

Guess who is joining me on a blog tour again?

Good ole’ Jim Webster! And here is a little story for your perusal.

Be careful what you pretend to be. 
I would like to say that when I heard what Garamie was planning, I knew it
wasn’t going to end well. Unfortunately I must confess that at the time I
thought he had come up with an excellent strategy given his obvious
limitations. Garamie wanted to be a savant. He wanted to be looked up to and
respected for his knowledge. Unfortunately he didn’t want to dedicate a
lifetime to study, so he could reap the benefits of his status as a
well-respected scholar in his old age. He wanted the benefits now. I could
see the source of his confusion. Garamie was quite well off. He’d been
through the University here in Port Naain, but like many students he

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A man who doesn’t pay his bills never lacks for correspondence

A humorous tale of the problems when a person doesn’t pay their bills on time. Also two books on offer by Jim Webster with good descriptions.

writers co-op

A man who doesn’t pay his bills never lacks for correspondence

Wilton Stillwater wasn’t the sort of person you’d immediately accuse of being a puking, ill-minded, fustilarian. He was, in his own eyes, a man of impeccable honesty who always paid his bills. Eventually. So he was somewhat irritated when Struan Cruet, the grocer, paid a small boy to follow him round shouting a variety of insults after him.

On the other hand, I can rather see where Cruet was coming from. Stillwater owed him money, yet paid his bills, in full, every five weeks. The problem is that Cruet sent a bill out every four weeks and had initially been entirely happy when Stillwater seemed to be so prompt with his payments. It only eventually dawned upon him that, actually, for every five bills he sent out, Stillwater had only paid four and after three years there was a considerable amount of money outstanding.

I, as a poet, know the…

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On the hubby front:

More on Kawanee’s progress.

The 7th was my 29th wedding anniversary. It didn’t hit as hard as the anniversary of losing him did. I think it’s because there was happiness associated with it. It’s good to remember the fun, the dates, the flowers and etc. I thought about taking myself to dinner and just reflecting on things. 

I stayed in my room until around 3pm when my aunt showed up with steaks to grill and wanted to play cards. We had a good game, my son cooked on the grill and it was actually very nice. Hubby loved to grill, my aunt didn’t know that and it was a nice tribute to the day because he also loved steak.

She helped keep the day from being awful and sad. She’s pretty awesome and one of the few people my hubby liked from my side of the family. So it was a good day.


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