Mud Man [NOOK Book]

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Short story. A young wannabe mason in Florida tries to find his place in the world but things not always work out as one wishes for. When things don't go one's way, just enjoy the present as is.

I was also a wannabe mason in my younger days, out of necessity more than out of vocation. I don't lay brick anymore but I'm still looking for my place in the world. Sometimes I feel that I'm running around with a shovelful of lumpy mud, looking up at the mason gods, wondering when my ...

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Mud Man

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Overview

Short story. A young wannabe mason in Florida tries to find his place in the world but things not always work out as one wishes for. When things don't go one's way, just enjoy the present as is.

I was also a wannabe mason in my younger days, out of necessity more than out of vocation. I don't lay brick anymore but I'm still looking for my place in the world. Sometimes I feel that I'm running around with a shovelful of lumpy mud, looking up at the mason gods, wondering when my time will come to climb the scaffolding and be one of the anointed.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032979029
  • Publisher: Jose R. Rodriguez
  • Publication date: 1/8/2012
  • Series: Short stories , #5
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 480,388
  • File size: 53 KB

Meet the Author

BiographyI was Born in Caracas, Venezuela to Spanish parents. I came to the U.S. in 1980 to study; my parents were glad to buy me a one-way ticket and helped me pack my bags. B.S in Aeronautical Engineering and M.S in Aerospace Engineering. Since then I have worked as an engineer and a computer programmer in the structural timber industry. I'm a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.I used to skydive until I busted a knee in my 985th jump. I took up bicycling and now I'm an avid mountain biker having busted a few body parts and cracked a few helmets on rocky, steep Colorado trails. I enjoy cross country riding at night and down hilling at ski resorts during the summer days. I race BMX. I used to fly small airplanes but let private license expire because it got expensive.Publishing CreditsPublished work: “The Tomato King,” Summer 1994, Saint Joseph’s Magazine, Jersey City, NJ. “Guacaipuro’s Gold,” Vol. 7, No. 2, Chiricu, Indiana State University, Bloomington, In. “Moonstruck,” Spring 1995, Saint Joseph’s Magazine, Jersey. “Old Tales,” No. 18, 1995, Latino Stuff Review, Miami, Fl. “Tramps,” New Texas 95, University of North Texas, Denton, Tx. Winner of the 1995 Betty Greene Fiction Award. “El Norteno,” August 1996, Hispanic Magazine OnLine, America On Line. “Pedro Orozco,” October 1996, Hispanic Magazine OnLine, America On Line, winner of their first literary contest. Has written six unpublished novels in the past few years . Winner of the 2010 Dirt Rag magazine literary contest with "King of the hill" short story (see October issue).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    good book

    This person in this novel was a masonary with a cement truck. If the cement is sand and water and the mason witch says about too lumpy or too soupy mud. That is why it is called mud. I enjoyed this novel. ShelleyMA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Good

    It was good, but hurried.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Shallow

    She brings Bluekit in.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Very good

    I loved it!!!
    ~Eaglekit of Eagleclan and Violetkit of Horseclan

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    The auther

    It was a great story! But you could make it longer and more detailed. I cant wait for another and why riverclan the bad guys? I consider riverclan as a polite clan because crookedstar was polite and so was leopardstar and mistystar. Whats wrong with riverclan? Riverclan is my second favorite clan. First is Shadowclan then Riverclan and Thunderclan. Last but not least is Windclan. Why do you hate riverclan? Theyre awesome and so is Shadowclan! Thunderclan and Windclan are great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Mudshadows path chapter 5!!!

    Bluespirit's mouth dropped open. " W-what!? Y- you mean shes ok!?" Grasstail nodded. Mudpaw didnt wait for the conversation to end. He HAD to tell Quailfeather and his friends. ***
    Quailfeather spluttered the water in his mouth when Mudpaw told him. "What!!!??? Thats CRAZY Mudpaw, Brightflower drouned in the lake. Even if she is alive, knowing how cruel Orangestar can be, she wont last long under Orangestar's power." He mewed. Then Featherpaw said "Well there can be hope. We cant leave her there is she is alive. We HAVE to save her. I mean, imagine how happy Bluespirit would be again..." "Yah see?" Said Mudpaw. "Even Featherpaw agrees!" "Well Dappledrain hasnt." Muttered Quailfeather. Mudpaw turned to Dappledrain. Dappledrain just stared at the camp's creek in front of them. Then she sighed and said softly"Look, Mudpaw, I have no dout in my mind that Brightflower is out there in Riverclan... its just, how are we going to get her free without having ourselves KILLED by Orangestar and his clan?" Mudpaw looked at his paws and sat down. "Oh... but, we cant we give up. We can work this out." Then Bluespirit came through the camp. Quailfeather dashed over to him before Mudpaw could stop him. Mudpaw couldnt hear what they were saying. Bluespirit walked over to them. Mudpaw... were you spying on me and Grasstail? Mudpaw bit his lip and said yes. Bluespirit said nothing and walked off. "Do you think hes mad at me ?" Mudpaw followed Bluespirit and said " sorry i was eves dropping... i just wanted to hear if it was about Brightflower." Bluespirit smiled and said "its fine. And we will get Brightflower back! You"ll see! Also Mudpaw, your asessment is soon. Were going to train more starting tommorow." And at that Bluespirit padded off. Mudpaw ran over to Featherpaw and said "So when are we gonna bust out Brightfower?" Featherpaw replied "Not now!! The warriors are going to do THAT. And there is a gathering soon. I want to talk to Orangestar there to."
    ~ End of chapter 5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

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