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Dear Reader,

It’s October 4th. If you’re here looking for new story, I am sorry that you’ll be disappointed.

I wanted a chance to thank you for reading and caring about the Denver Cereal. This project started in June 2008. There are a number of “reasons” for me starting this serial — one was a challenge from a friend, the other was the idea of writing something about living in Denver, another was from Charles Dickens himself (writing a serial is the best way to learn how to write.)

I had a short story about a girl showing up at an engagement party. Jacob is a character that came into my mind early on in writing. He was originally in the Fey books as their contractor. He took center place in this story when Jill arrived. The rest of them came along. A few are named after friends of mine. Some arrived with their names in place. “Delphie” is one of those. You know, the Oracle at Delphi?

Anyway, I hope you don’t find this too self congratulatory.

Because readers, just like yourself, have been a part of the Denver Cereal from the beginning. Readers donations have helped keep the Denver Cereal advertisement free. Readers have suggested storylines and resolved plot twists. They have encouraged people to suffer and suffer more — especially the wicked. They’ve celebrated the birth of children and mourned the struggles of the characters. They’ve complained when stories have gone on too long and complained when stories were too short.

You see, there would be no Denver Cereal without her readers.

When I started in 2008, I would have never believed that the story would continue all these years later.

When I walked away in March, I wasn’t sure that I would ever return.

Honestly, I’m a little surprised that I”m here now.

So here we go. I may write the Denver Cereal for another twelve years or it may be just a few more months. Together, we’ll see what happens next.

Your story will begin tomorrow and run Monday through Saturday, one chapter a week.

As always, if you have something to say, just hit return or reach out to me on social media. I can usually be found hanging out at Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Or by email. I am still running the Everyday Kindness project so if you need a little kindness in your life, that’s the place to go.

I hope you and your families are well in this crazy time.

Here we go!

Thank you for reading!


P.S. If you’re wondering what happens next in Celia’s Puppies, you can read it in segments or weekly chapters for free or you can purchase the book where you buy books. If you’re new to Denver Cereal, the compilation “Grand Junction” is really the fastest way to catch up. Thanks for reading — chc

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