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Stories from the Verse

Re Verse All


We have successfully presented Verse Three, Chapter One:  The First Multiverser Novel in its entirety, chapter by chapter, followed by the second, Old Verses New, third, For Better or Verse, fourth, Spy Verses, fifth, Garden of Versers, and sixth, Versers Versus Versers.  If you haven't read the first six books, they're not essential; as we bring you the seventh novel, Re Verse All, it is in a sense a complete story in itself, and while continuing the stories of those characters it is also a discrete book despite being part of a longer story.  It also introduces a few new characters along the way who will continue to be part of the ongoing saga.  On the other hand, the first six books are free and easily accessed by anyone who can get here, so you can't complain that you wish you'd read them first if you don't.

For the reasons discussed on the indexing page of that first novel, we've chosen this format.  Below are two columns, the one on the left listing all the chapters published so far in sequence--the sequence in which they are published as well as the sequence in which they appear in the book.  The right hand column reverses the order, such that the first chapter listed there is the most recently published one, the last chapter currently available.  That way if you've just discovered the book you can begin with chapter one and work your way down the left hand side, but if you've been reading regularly you can immediately go to the latest installment by hitting the top of the right column.  Again each chapter is on its own web page, with a link near the top to the previous chapter and, once it is published, a link at the bottom to the next one, plus links back to this page to help you navigate.  You'll have to keep track of your place, but that shouldn't be too difficult--I'm including a blurb with each chapter that should help you remember what you've read.  To be first to hear of new publications, support my Patreon campaign, or follow me in social media.

Again I have collected some "behind the writings" materials, which will be published on the mark Joseph "young" web log and listed and linked here.  These are quite replete with spoilers, so you might want to delay reading them until you're well past the chapters they discuss, but quite a few readers have found them interesting.  One has told me he is not much of a book reader but loves reading about creative process, and thus the posts on how it was created are to him more interesting than the story itself.  I do hope you find the story interesting, but I admit that the behind-the-writings posts interest me as well.

Credit should be given.  The above image was based again on the cover of the first novel, which was created by Valdron art director Dimitrios "Jim" Denaxas, with reference to previous covers I devised by modifying that original image and with Kyler C. B. Young's help on the fifth.  The images on the individual pages were done by me usually by compositing images gleaned from the Internet which were said to be free for commercial use (I'm not sure this is commercial use, but I'm not sure it is not, so I'm not taking a risk there) with elements of some previous images some done by Eric York for the first novel; I again added the lettering in all cases.  I did not have an outside editor on this, bug I went through a rather rather rushed read-through editing process over a few days to hone the text.  Kyler is also responsible in significant part for the creation of the major characters in the James Beam.

A section was added for Multiverser Novel Support Pages, including Multiverser game-style character sheets for major characters in the novels, to be expanded gradually over time.

Chapter 1:  Hastings 186, in which Lauren kisses a bulldog.
Chapter 2:  Takano 13, in which Tommy talks to the police, and meets Missus Billings.
Chapter 3:  Beam 56, in which James begins examining some of the technology of his new world.
Chapter 4:  Hastings 187, in which Lauren meets a winged man.
Chapter 5:  Takano 14, in which Tommy gets bathed and fed.
Chapter 6:  Beam 57, in which James and company find a place to stay.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #354:  Versers Reorienting, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions as the novel begins, covering the chapters 1 through 6.
Chapter 7:  Hastings 188, in which Lauren and her new companions deal with a flying pest problem.
Chapter 8:  Takano 15, in which Tommy builds castles.
Chapter 9:  Beam 58, in which James registers himself and his companions as apartment residents.
Chapter 10:  Hastings 189, in which Lauren camps on a ledge.
Chapter 11:  Takano 16, in which Tommy is a guest for a spaghetti dinner.
Chapter 12:  Beam 59, in which James sets up his underground apartment kitchen.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #355:  Versers Resettling, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions as the novel begins, covering the chapters 7 through 12.
Chapter 13:  Hastings 190, in which Lauren is invited to join Tiras' team.
Chapter 14:  Takano 17, in which Tommy is hired to watch Tammy for a day.
Chapter 15:  Beam 60, in which James introduces Bron to whiskey.
Chapter 16:  Hastings 191, in which Lauren starts getting to know her underdark companions.
Chapter 17:  Takano 18, in which Tommy is offered a regular job.
Chapter 18:  Beam 61, in which James orders groceries and makes breakfast.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #357:  Characters Connect, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 13 through 18.
Chapter 19:  Hastings 192, in which Lauren turns a rock into a stovetop.
Chapter 20:  Takano 19, in which Tommy goes out to dinner with her hosts.
Chapter 21:  Beam 62, in which James begins mapping the world beyond the door.
Chapter 22:  Hastings 193, in which Lauren eavesdrops on a conversation with an orc.
Chapter 23:  Takano 20, in which Tommy finds the commercial district.
Chapter 24:  Beam 63, in which James dines at a diner.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #359:  Characters Engage, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 19 through 24.
Chapter 25:  Hastings 194, in which Lauren and Apatukwe hear someone following them.
Chapter 26:  Takano 21, in which Tommy gets fitted for some clothes.
Chapter 27:  Beam 64, in which James contemplates the observation that you can get free restaurant food right up the hall and yet there is grocery delivery service.
Chapter 28:  Hastings 195, in which Lauren meets a dark elf.
Chapter 29:  Takano 22, in which Tommy learns about popular music.
Chapter 30:  Beam 65, in which James expands his map.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #361:  Characters Explore, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 25 through 30.
Chapter 31:  Hastings 196, in which Lauren sees a dragon.
Chapter 32:  Takano 23, in which Tommy goes to lunch and a movie she already saw.
Chapter 33:  Beam 66, in which James continues mapping and finds a sporting goods store.
Chapter 34:  Hastings 197, in which Lauren comes to the edge.
Chapter 35:  Takano 24, in which Tommy is invited to go hear Johnny Angel.
Chapter 36:  Beam 67, in which James is figuring out the address codes.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #364:  Characters Learn, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 31 through 36.
Chapter 37:  Hastings 198, in which Lauren ponders how to get everyone down from the cliff.
Chapter 38:  Takano 25, in which Tommy meets Johnny Angel.
Chapter 39:  Beam 68, in which James finds rodents of unusual size.
Chapter 40:  Hastings 199, in which Lauren suggests how she can help get to the bottom.
Chapter 41:  Takano 26, in which Tommy gets an explanation from Johnny Angel.
Chapter 42:  Beam 69, in which James and company fight rodents.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #365:  Characters Travel, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 37 through 42.
Chapter 43:  Hastings 200, in which Lauren and her team truly get down.
Chapter 44:  Takano 27, in which Tommy returns home to the Billings'.
Chapter 45:  Beam 70, in which James ponders the origin of the body.
Chapter 46:  Hastings 201, in which Lauren and friends cross the chasm.
Chapter 47:  Takano 28, in which Tommy processes what Johnny told her.
Chapter 48:  Beam 71, in which James discusses with his team how to locate other people.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #367:  Versers Encounter, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 43 through 48.
Chapter 49:  Hastings 202, in which Lauren's seemingly boring trek abruptly becomes more interesting.
Chapter 50:  Takano 29, in which Tommy decides to stop acting like her life is a dream.
Chapter 51:  Beam 72, in which Beam gets a technical advantage from Sophia's scrying spell.
Chapter 52:  Hastings 203, in which Lauren comes to a place where she will face her fear.
Chapter 53:  Takano 30, in which Tommy gets a ride to a camping supplies store.
Chapter 54:  Beam 73, in which with Bron's help James finds some people.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #370:  Characters Confront, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 49 through 54.
Chapter 55:  Hastings 204, in which Lauren discovers a fear.
Chapter 56:  Takano 31, in which Tommy purchases some major camping gear.
Chapter 57:  Beam 74, in which James confronts an invasion.
Chapter 58:  Hastings 205, in which Lauren faces a new horror on the outskirts of their destination.
Chapter 59:  Takano 32, in which Tommy takes Tammy to school.
Chapter 60:  Beam 75, in which James launches his pizza party parlay.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #373:  Nervous Characters, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 55 through 60.
Chapter 61:  Hastings 206, in which Lauren and her companions enter an occupied palace.
Chapter 62:  Takano 33, in which Tommy plans another camping store shopping trip.
Chapter 63:  Beam 76, in which James makes rules and summons emergency services.
Chapter 64:  Hastings 207, in which Lauren is in the front lines as the battle for the throne begins.
Chapter 64:  Hastings 207, in which Lauren is in the front lines as the battle for the throne begins.
Chapter 63:  Beam 76, in which James makes rules and summons emergency services.
Chapter 62:  Takano 33, in which Tommy plans another camping store shopping trip.
Chapter 61:  Hastings 206, in which Lauren and her companions enter an occupied palace.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #373:  Nervous Characters, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 55 through 60.
Chapter 60:  Beam 75, in which James launches his pizza party parlay.
Chapter 59:  Takano 32, in which Tommy takes Tammy to school.
Chapter 58:  Hastings 205, in which Lauren faces a new horror on the outskirts of their destination.
Chapter 57:  Beam 74, in which James confronts an invasion.
Chapter 56:  Takano 31, in which Tommy purchases some major camping gear.
Chapter 55:  Hastings 204, in which Lauren discovers a fear.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #370:  Characters Confront, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 49 through 54.
Chapter 54:  Beam 73, in which with Bron's help James finds some people.
Chapter 53:  Takano 30, in which Tommy gets a ride to a camping supplies store.
Chapter 52:  Hastings 203, in which Lauren comes to a place where she will face her fear.
Chapter 51:  Beam 72, in which Beam gets a technical advantage from Sophia's scrying spell.
Chapter 50:  Takano 29, in which Tommy decides to stop acting like her life is a dream.
Chapter 49:  Hastings 202, in which Lauren's seemingly boring trek abruptly becomes more interesting.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #367:  Versers Encounter, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 43 through 48.
Chapter 48:  Beam 71, in which James discusses with his team how to locate other people.
Chapter 47:  Takano 28, in which Tommy processes what Johnny told her.
Chapter 46:  Hastings 201, in which Lauren and friends cross the chasm.
Chapter 45:  Beam 70, in which James ponders the origin of the body.
Chapter 44:  Takano 27, in which Tommy returns home to the Billings'.
Chapter 43:  Hastings 200, in which Lauren and her team truly get down.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #365:  Characters Travel, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 37 through 42.
Chapter 42:  Beam 69, in which James and company fight rodents.
Chapter 41:  Takano 26, in which Tommy gets an explanation from Johnny Angel.
Chapter 40:  Hastings 199, in which Lauren suggests how she can help get to the bottom.
Chapter 39:  Beam 68, in which James finds rodents of unusual size.
Chapter 38:  Takano 25, in which Tommy meets Johnny Angel.
Chapter 37:  Hastings 198, in which Lauren ponders how to get everyone down from the cliff.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #364:  Characters Learn, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 31 through 36.
Chapter 36:  Beam 67, in which James is figuring out the address codes.
Chapter 35:  Takano 24, in which Tommy is invited to go hear Johnny Angel.
Chapter 34:  Hastings 197, in which Lauren comes to the edge.
Chapter 33:  Beam 66, in which James continues mapping and finds a sporting goods store.
Chapter 32:  Takano 23, in which Tommy goes to lunch and a movie she already saw.
Chapter 31:  Hastings 196, in which Lauren sees a dragon.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #361:  Characters Explore, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 25 through 30.
Chapter 30:  Beam 65, in which James expands his map.
Chapter 29:  Takano 22, in which Tommy learns about popular music.
Chapter 28:  Hastings 195, in which Lauren meets a dark elf.
Chapter 27:  Beam 64, in which James contemplates the observation that you can get free restaurant food right up the hall and yet there is grocery delivery service.
Chapter 26:  Takano 21, in which Tommy gets fitted for some clothes.
Chapter 25:  Hastings 194, in which Lauren and Apatukwe hear someone following them.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #359:  Characters Engage, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 19 through 24.
Chapter 24:  Beam 63, in which James dines at a diner.
Chapter 23:  Takano 20, in which Tommy finds the commercial district.
Chapter 22:  Hastings 193, in which Lauren eavesdrops on a conversation with an orc.
Chapter 21:  Beam 62, in which James begins mapping the world beyond the door.
Chapter 20:  Takano 19, in which Tommy goes out to dinner with her hosts.
Chapter 19:  Hastings 192, in which Lauren turns a rock into a stovetop.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #357:  Characters Connect, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering chapters 13 through 18.
Chapter 18:  Beam 61, in which James orders groceries and makes breakfast.
Chapter 17:  Takano 18, in which Tommy is offered a regular job.
Chapter 16:  Hastings 191, in which Lauren starts getting to know her underdark companions.
Chapter 15:  Beam 60, in which James introduces Bron to whiskey.
Chapter 14:  Takano 17, in which Tommy is hired to watch Tammy for a day.
Chapter 13:  Hastings 190, in which Lauren is invited to join Tiras' team.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #355:  Versers Resettling, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions as the novel begins, covering the chapters 7 through 12.
Chapter 12:  Beam 59, in which James sets up his underground apartment kitchen.
Chapter 11:  Takano 16, in which Tommy is a guest for a spaghetti dinner.
Chapter 10:  Hastings 189, in which Lauren camps on a ledge.
Chapter 9:  Beam 58, in which James registers himself and his companions as apartment residents.
Chapter 8:  Takano 15, in which Tommy builds castles.
Chapter 7:  Hastings 188, in which Lauren and her new companions deal with a flying pest problem.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #354:  Versers Reorienting, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions as the novel begins, covering the chapters 1 through 6.
Chapter 6:  Beam 57, in which James and company find a place to stay.
Chapter 5:  Takano 14, in which Tommy gets bathed and fed.
Chapter 4:  Hastings 187, in which Lauren meets a winged man.
Chapter 3:  Beam 56, in which James begins examining some of the technology of his new world.
Chapter 2:  Takano 13, in which Tommy talks to the police, and meets Missus Billings.
Chapter 1:  Hastings 186, in which Lauren kisses a bulldog.

As to the old stories that have long been here:


Verse Three, Chapter One:  The First Multiverser Novel

Old Verses New

For Better or Verse

Spy Verses

Garden of Versers

Versers Versus Versers

Stories from the Verse Main Page

The Original Introduction to Stories from the Verse

Read the Stories

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