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Hello All, Today I’m posting the last chapter of my novel, High Pocket…a modern-day gold mining adventure story I’ve been serializing for nearly two years. For those of you who have been here from the beginning, I want to thank you for your interest and persistence. I hope the journey has been worth it. Please […]

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Hello All, Today I’m posting Chapter 24 of High Pocket. In this chapter (very near the end of the story), Sandy and Jake reach the blocked cavern and blast their way inside to find out if Sandy’s belief in a gold-lined cavern is the stuff of dreams or of reality. Cheers, fz Chapter 24 Sandy had […]

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High Pocket – Chapter 23

February 3, 2013 by

Hello All, Today I’m posting Chapter 23 of High Pocket. In this chapter, Jake, Sandy and Mary will find out if their months of planning are up to the challenges of reaching the 3800′. Cheers, fz Chapter 23 Both Sandy and Mary thought it best to leave the old engine connected to the cables and hoist […]

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High Pocket – Chapter 22

January 7, 2013 by

Hello All, Today I’m posting Chapter 22 of High Pocket. In this chapter, Jake, Sandy and Mary lock up the house, load the truck and head for the mine, and Jake’s risky plan to get them past the Olner crew is set into motion. Cheers, fz Chapter 22 Finally, the day was here, the day we’d […]

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High Pocket – Chapter 21

December 17, 2012 by

Hello All, Today I’m posting Chapter 21 of High Pocket. In this chapter during the final week of preparation, Jake says a silent good-bye to his family, and Mary has a surprise gift for Sandy. Cheers, fz   Chapter 21 We had a lot of work to do on the engine. We took parts off and […]

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High Pocket – Chapter 20

November 26, 2012 by

Hello All, Today I’m posting Chapter 20 of High Pocket. In this chapter, Jake reveals the personal demons that make him determined to go ahead with the retrieval plan despite Mary’s plea to call it off. Cheers, fz Chapter 20 I wasn’t sure who to tell first, Mary or Sandy, about the new way down to […]

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High Pocket – Chapter 19

October 29, 2012 by

Hello All, Today I’m posting Chapter 19 of High Pocket. In this chapter, an accident at the mine and a late night visit by Robert changes everything for Jake and the retrieval plan. Cheers, fz Chapter 19 I had a two week topside assignment hauling rough-sawn eight-by-eight timbers around on a forklift and filling up a […]

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High Pocket – Chapter 18

October 8, 2012 by

Hello All, Today I’m posting Chapter 18 of High Pocket. In this chapter, all hope seems lost for Jake, Sandy, and Mary when Olner’s production crew begins its assault on the 3800′ Level. Cheers, fz Chapter 18   My shift had changed again as November began and I was back to working days. ‘Course days or […]

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High Pocket – Chapter 17

September 17, 2012 by

Hello All, Today I’m posting Chapter 17 of High Pocket. In this chapter, Jake faces his growing obsession with the gold-lined cavern, while Sandy nearly kills himself in a dangerous explosion. Cheers, fz Chapter 17 After dinner with my dad, things got confusing for me. Not so much because of what he’d said or even because […]

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High Pocket – Chapter 16

August 20, 2012 by

Hello All, Today I’m posting Chapter 16 of High Pocket. In this chapter, Jake confronts his father for information about the 3800 Level; but instead of learning more about the level, Jake is stunned to hear the details of his father’s role in the cave-in that occurred there. Cheers, fz Chapter 16 My dad had his […]

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