The Plainsrunner - Chapter 44They pass the halfway point to L1 and begin decelerating. Tallgrass talks to his mom and gets news from home. They get a better view of the thing at L1, and it's huge. Given what they see, they have to decide whether to continue the mission or turn around and go home.
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 40 & 41They give their vessel a name and set out for L1, and the mysterious object there. They lose contact with Mission Control, and Tallgrass fears for Seagrass's safety again.
The Plainsrunner - Chapter 39
Tallgrass and his crewmates are launched into orbit, where they dock with the space station. They observe the ongoing construction of the incomplete second vessel, then they get their first look at their vessel, complete and ready to go.
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 37 & 38Facts emerge after the devastating attack. They reply to the message from Sunward. Tallgrass visits Seagrass in hospital. A new member joins the team. They get their orders.
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 35 & 36This is the beginning of Part Four - Space
They receive a message from space, proving the legends are true. Tallgrass suffers a great tragedy. The project is in danger.
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 33 & 34Fanatics threaten the project. Sage worries about Tallgrass's safety. Trueway makes Tallgrass and Seagrass an offer. Sage comes for a visit. Tallgrass has a decision to make.
This marks the end of Part Three - Tallgrass.
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 31 & 32Tallgrass and Seagrass make the long trek to a new city to begin their advanced education. Tallgrass runs into an old nemesis. Sage and the Professor discover something new about the gliders. Sage discovers something mysterious in space.
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 29 & 30Tallgrass and Seagrass negotiate the perils of school and life together. Tallgrass plays polo. He learns about the wider world, and leaves home for a higher education.
McClane likes this.
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 27 & 28Tallgrass goes to school, where he makes a friend and meets some bullies.
McClane likes this.
The Plainsrunner - Chapter 26Tallgrass goes on a picnic with his mom and three of their friends. He gets to drive the truck.
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 24 & 25These two chapters mark the beginning of Part Three - Tallgrass.
In these chapters we meet Tallgrass, Sage's son, and begin to see how he does in the city. We also get re-introduced to some of the people Sage met earlier, and she hears some news from home.
- The Plainsrunner - Chapters 22 & 23
These two chapters mark the end of Part Two - The City. Part Three begins next week.
Sage gets educated and works with the Professor. Then the newspaper reporters come around and her life takes a startling turn.
This brings us to the halfway point in the story. Now we can get on to Part Three.-)
The Plainsrunner - Chapter 21The Plainsrunner - Chapter 21
Sage settles in, unpacks her panniers and starts her new life. Now all she needs to do is find work and get an education. She also gets a taste of the city's casual contempt.
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 19 & 20
Continuing the serialization of the novel, "The Plainsrunner." Links remain available for the first eighteen chapters at the Green Comet website. Search on "Plainsrunner."
In chapters 19 and 20:
Having made her deal with the Professor, Sage gets a little more education in the workings of the city, then moves into her new lodgings.
The Plainsrunner - Chapter 18Last week Sage got a set of shoes and set off to sell her glider. In this week's chapter, she meets the man who wants to buy it, and makes a deal with him.
McClane likes this.
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 16 & 17I'm sorry I'm a little late this week. I was away.
Last week Sage found a place to sleep in the city. In this week's two chapters she has dinner with her hosts and gets a pair of shoes.