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Lorraine Township down in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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A true place, just not a real place. Narrated by characters, peopled by narrators. No story here stands alone.
This is an experiment in a new kind of literature. The reader gets to choose the directions to go.

Just follow your own readerly nose through time and place and let your interests guide you.
Does this work as a fiction genre? That's still an open consideration. Please let me know what you think after you have explored some or all of the terrain.
If you find yourself confused, just keep moving. This way to Lorraine Township, via Scriggler.com. Lorraine Township is a true place, just not a real place.

This way to Lorraine Township, via Scriggler.com

All rights to these materials are reserved by the author. There is this place, a true place; just not a real place. Today it's called Lorraine Township. People live there in the present and their lives have certainly been shaped by the past. Light Near The End of August. "Light Near The End of August" is a story from the collection, DOC FOST's WHOLE 'NOTHER TRAGICAL HISTORY.

Light Near The End of August

By Joe Petrulionis All rights to these materials are reserved by the author. From Attorney Benjamin Talon's Case Notes September 29, 1999 From my business card one can see that I, Benjamin Talon, specialize in immigration problems. Existential Redemption. "Existential Redemption" is a story from the collection, DOC FOST's WHOLE 'NOTHER TRAGICAL HISTORY By Joe Petrulionis All rights to these materials are reserved by the author.

Existential Redemption

The water's edge fronting the Cabin on Simon's Blue Hole has been allowed to return to its natural state in recent years. The beach is now much smaller. Lilly pads, brush piles and water grasses provide nesting spaces for birds and other animals, all a part of the "wildness" initiatives of the Margaret and Jonathan Fost Foundation and the nearby TildeRuhr Wildlife Refuge. One of Jonathan Fost’s Journals has an odd entry; written in the third person, it's entitled, “Feeling Rather Silly For Having Been There at All, So I Give Voice to An Omniscient Fly on The Wall of An Undergraduate Classroom.” ---June 8, 2009 Linden Hall In State College--- Deux ex Machina. "Deux ex Machina" is a story from the collection, SOLDIER's JOY By Joe Petrulionis All rights to these materials are reserved by the author.

Deux ex Machina

“A young mule seems all ears and legs as it is. But this one was rib bones and rolling eyes” --- From a Mingo-esque Swaggum During her Spring Cleaning in 2016, Bethany Reichert found this in a field notebook in the upstairs bedroom of the cabin at Simon’s Blue Hole. A place called Sweet Gum Hill, I could take you there or you could find it on a map yourself if you like.

Crank That Bait Slowly. "Crank That Bait Slowly" is a story from the collection, SOLDIER's JOY.

Crank That Bait Slowly

Sweet and Sour Prawn. "Sweet and Sour Prawn" is a story in the collection, DOC FOST's WHOLE 'NOTHER TRAGICAL HISTORY By Joe Petrulionis All rights to these materials are reserved by the author.

Sweet and Sour Prawn

This painting, oil on burlap, I believe, hangs in the little stone house that was once shared by the Gannister Brothers, over by the entry to the gravel mine in Irvingsberg. Professor of American Literature, Helen McMichaels and her student, (actually, as of one hour ago, I was a newly minted PhD fresh from having defended my dissertation, “A Foundational Description of the Constructed Fields in The Humanities,”) sit together enjoying a celebratory lunch at a restaurant in State College, Pennsylvania. Neither of us would be driving that evening and we had almost depleted a first bottle of wine.

Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. "Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship" is a story from the collection, DOC FOST's WHOLE 'NOTHER TRAGICAL HISTORY By Joe Petrulionis All rights to these materials are reserved by the author.

Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship

A Quaker and Lenapi Joint Settlement, a small village really, once sat on the side of Canoe Mountain, seen here in the background. October 2019 It started as a short talk that I gave one evening a few years ago. They introduced me that night as an honored returning alumnus of that big University over in State College, my Alma mater. The selection committee for the award had picked me because of what they politely called the warm reception of my first book, Humanities Foundations In All Academic Disciplines, a philosophical treatise defending not only the importance of Humanities majors and courses, but the roles that humanities conditioned ways of thinking play in all undergraduate education.

Instead, I intended to show some photographs and tell some stories. Okay, they are gone, I thought to myself. Recording Devices And Thematic Organization. "Recording Devices And Thematic Organization" is a story in the collection, DOC FOST's WHOLE 'NOTHER TRAGICAL HISTORY By Joe Petrulionis All rights to these materials are reserved by the author.

Recording Devices And Thematic Organization

Bethany Reichert considers the historian. November 2019 So, in earnest this time, I will undertake the writing of a biography of Jonathan Fost. On the back of this photograph of this house has been written, “Cora Weyant's Birth Home in Tyrone.” Even years ago, during that first year when Dr Fost had finally agreed to help me assemble my notes toward my dissertation, with the idea that his researches would be the subject of my paper, or at least supporting evidence for my thesis, he would send me recordings, snippets of stories, and other material. Click I think, no...testing... it’s not on. Okay. This recording was intended for the use of Ms Bethany Reichert for her research into folklores, history, literatures, and just plain old tall tales, of this part of Central Pennsylvania.

Let’s see. "Dealin's with The Devil" All Rights to these materials are reserved by the author.

"Dealin's with The Devil"

"Dealin's With The Devil" is a story in the collection Red Iris What Bethany Reichart learned about the teaching career of Professor Jonathan Fost: Some of the more interesting stories Jonathan Fost relayed to me over the years, featured Fost, himself, as the main character. "Law and Order" "Law and Order" is a short story from the collection, _SOLDIER's JOY_ By Joe Petrulionis All rights to these materials are reserved by the author.

"Law and Order"

Talon’s Bar, the kitchen entrance to what we all called “Stencils,” back in the day. “I believe you must'a got your animals confused.” Larry Nesbit continued to smile while taking another small sip of his almost warm beer. “Confused my animals?” 'er Name Was Ellen. "'er Name Was Ellen" is a story in the collection, SOLDIER's JOY By Joe Petrulionis All rights to these materials are reserved by the author. Bethany Reichert explains this to her dissertation committee: I don't think I can just tell you about Jonathan Fost. I almost think you would have to have met him yourself. Bar Oil For The Soul. Thermodynamics 101. By Joe Petrulionis All rights to these materials are reserved by the author. In an attempt to describe his puzzling friendship with Mick Berger, Dr. Jonathan Fost gave me the following pages of hand written recollections. -- Bethany Reichert Mick Berger’s own chainsaw “needed sharpened,” is how he put it, using that non-grammatical, elliptical construction heard very often around these parts of Pennsylvania.

"Reveille" "Reveille" is a short story from the collection, _THE AGONY HE SAID_ By Joe Petrulionis All rights to these materials reserved by the author. “Nothing I ever want to see written down in any published form, Beth, but I think he saved my life. April Fool. "April Fool" is a story from the collection, SOLDIER's JOY By Joe Petrulionis All rights to these materials are reserved by the author. Jonathan Fost, was sitting on his porch several weeks later. That stinking pipe was upwind from me, but otherwise it was a beautiful evening. He was explaining: “As Rudolf Braun came down out of the hills one Wednesday morning, April Fool's Day in fact, he found himself in a well farmed bottomland, he had been walking north along a muddy wagon trail beside a winding river and discovered around one of these bends a stone house with a large timber barn.

Crossing The Delaware Again. Beneath The Willow. More Lorraine Township Stories on Scriggler. Another Route to Lorraine Township by Niume.com. A ~place~ called Lorraine Township, Huntingdon County, PA. "The Second Battle of Irvingsberg" "An Irish Man In My Wood Pile" "Counting Coup" Whipping Switches. Whipping Switches. Doc Fost's Whole 'Nother Tragical History.

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