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Faraway the Broom

January 12, 2018

STRAW, or FARAWAY the BROOM

Each of the children
was asked to gather
for a broom
a strand of straw.

Then the broom maker
clumped them together,
and tied them to a handle.
Voila a broom.

Pedlers with wagons
of clanging wares
bought the broom
to sell in town.

There a stepmother,
after tough bargaining,
got her a broom
that she carried home,

and forced into the hands
of a cinder girl,
a servant child
who cleaned out the ashes.

She loved her broom
and named it Faraway
because it came
from somewhere better.

One night she swept
the ashes they left
as they traipsed
to the castle ball.

The dust swirled
and turned to magic
that settled to the ground
with someone behind it!

A kind woman who
greeted the girl,
heard her story
and got an idea.

She dressed her up
and set her off
to the castle
in a coach and four.

Yes you know
that this dear girl
who lost that shoe,
married that Prince!

She took from her home
the one thing she loved,
her broom she clutched
in her now clean hands.

She swept out her room,
then the castle clean,
then the kingdom of
most wrong-doers.

And then spic and span,
as most things were,
she gathered to court
the broom maker who

brought all the children
that gathered the straw
for the celebrated broom
known as Faraway!

Picture of Cendrillon from contemporary prints.

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Last Minute Shopping

December 19, 2015

Dear Musea Readers,

Need a last minute gift and don’t have much to spend? Consider any of my 5 streaming books. They are all priced low at $1.99 and they are at all the major sites.

Plus the new one

Amazon, Barnes and Noble, GoodReads, I-Books, etc.

Free Online Books for a Review

December 3, 2015

Dear Musea Readers,

There is a monthly giveaway on the Reader’s Favorites website that gives a free copy of my book, to anyone who will write a review. But there are also a lot of other books, in all genres, free to anyone. Book lovers, check the list, and download some free books.

LINK:
https://readersfavorite.com/book-giveaway

The Website says:
Welcome to the Readers’ Favorite Monthly Book Giveaway! This is a completely free giveaway available to readers, authors, and anyone who loves to read! Each month our authors can provide a Kindle copy of their book to be given away. The books are listed on this page with new ones added every day. You can select as many as you are interested in, giving you the chance to win dozens or even hundreds of Kindle books each month!

My books include

Cendrillon, The True Story of Cinderella
Portraits, A Novel about Art, Artists, and The Art Revolution Library Planet, Sci-Fi Story about a Planet full of Books
Ten Short and Short-Short Plays, Book of My Plays.

and soon to follow, a young readers mystery novel called
Downtown with the Book of Renown

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Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 23 year old zine Musea)

ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) http://www.Musea.us
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/ or
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BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)
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BOOK PAGE (all 4 of my books + author info. )
http://tinyurl.com/o58t7mv

Reviews for my 3 Novels

October 8, 2015

The last issue of zine Musea had a page of some recent reviews I’ve gotten for these novels, Cendrillo0n, the True Story of Cinderella, Portraits, a novel about Art, Artists, and the Art Revolution, and Library Plane, a section of the larger novel in progress, Writings in Science. See what you think.
Also for a short time, I can send anyone a free streaming copy from Amazon, (kindle readers) for a paragraph review posted on my Amazon writer page.

REVIEWS

CENDRILLON, THE TRUE STORY OF CINDERELLA.
Tom Hendricks uses a unique historical perspective to bring new life to the tale of Cinderella…. Hidden within the story are lessons about love, loss and acceptable behavior, not to mention the definition of true beauty … Cendrillon: The True Story of Cinderella is a delightful version of a favorite fairy tale. – Melinda Hills

This version, which includes a carefully restored photograph of the heroine of the tale, makes the story an adventure and a delight all over again… And Cendrillon? She’s everything a fairy tale lover could ask for… most highly recommended – Jack Magnus

PORTRAITS, a novel about ART, ARTISTS, and the ART REVOLUTION.
Yes, at the heart of Portraits is a love story, a love triangle, but its soul delves deeper into a layered plot that draws out a more widespread implication: that art is the axis of all things beautiful, significant, and real. – Jamie Michele

The author’s story captures the essence of the lifestyle and struggles of artists, especially those who’ve not been discovered… I … enjoyed the way he builds up each artist’s character, artistic influences and personal style. The correspondence between Jack and his mysterious friend is compelling reading, and I began to look forward to each new missive … I had a marvelous time reading this novel and am looking forward to rereading it soon…. – Jack Magnus

I was drawn into it rather quickly and I really liked the characters …I enjoyed Portraits … and would definitely recommend it to a friend. This was a very well-written short novella with a good story-line. – Samantha Dewitt

LIBRARY PLANET
Tom Hendricks’ Library Planet is an explosion of imagination and wonderful cultures from all the diverse planets… This is a story for those who want to get lost in a planet sized library without spending too much time away from real life. – Maria Stoica

Library Planet by Tom Hendricks is a gripping mystery with a mixture of sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and even a bit of romance. I was amazed at how Tom Hendricks managed to bring out a story so deep on so few pages. – Faridah Nassozi

Library Planet is exactly what it says it is; an outstanding look into the very core of human evolution and its repository of knowledge. I started the first page dubiously, thinking that I would run through the book in an hour or two, and finished the last page a week later with a satisfied sigh! This is a book of originality, vision, imagination
and content. – Deepak Menon

Library Planet is hauntingly beautiful, and the author’s use of language and imagery throughout the work is inspired. This story is part fantasy, part fable, and totally awesome; and it’s most highly recommended. Wow! This is breathtakingly good. Bravo! – Jack Magnus

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My Amazon page is
http://tinyurl.com/o58t7mv

Photo 2

This shows the 3 covers plus my book of plays in the lower right.

Tom Hendricks Author Page on Amazon

June 27, 2015

Musea Readers,

Welcome to my Author page on Amazon Books. It has all four books, my blog posts, some photos, bio information, and more.

See what you think.  Let me know.

http://tinyurl.com/o58t7mv

Mystery:3


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