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The "Standard of Ur" from ancient Mesopotamia

The "Standard of Ur" from ancient Mesopotamia

26 October 2011

Read the first chapter of Like Mayflies in a Stream for free!

I've just posted the first chapter of my novel Like Mayflies in a Stream at my Website at

This stand-alone chapter, entitled "Protector of Gazelles," takes place approximately 4750 years at a water hole in the desert of Sumer (present-day southern Iraq). It tells the story of the boy who would one day be Enkidu the wild man, companion of King Gilgamesh of Uruk.



Charles Gramlich said...

I should do this for one of my works sometime. It seems like a good way to recruit some readers.

Shauna Roberts said...

CHARLES, I'm hoping so. I never bother to read free first chapters myself, but so many people offer them I assume it does intrigue some readers.