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Uncharted
By Bill McStowe

Lloyd A. Green (Author of Reflections of EL: In Search of Self)       5/29/17 2:43 PM

I just read your chapter on "Falling." It was quick, to the point, a little comical and thought provoking. A quick, insightful look into a life-changing moment. Thanks.

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         5/29/17 3:20 PM

Thanks for reading. One question. Are you paperless? 😉

Ibrahim Oga (Author of Vista of a sisyphean mind)       5/15/17 11:05 AM

Well my friend, I think the elephant is here to stay. Lol. I'm loving every piece.

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         5/15/17 3:38 PM

Oh, good! This poor guy. Thanks for reading and thanks for your continuous support.

Ibrahim Oga (Author of Vista of a sisyphean mind)       2/25/17 10:54 AM

Great series my friend. Enjoying every piece as I try to catch up.

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         2/25/17 11:16 PM

Hey! That's great. Always better to be an uncle, right?

Ibrahim Oga (Author of Vista of a sisyphean mind)       2/25/17 10:52 AM

With AJ, I think it's best to stay floating in the uncle waters. Lol.

Briana Bryon (Author of There's a monster in my bed. Oh wait. It's a baby.)       2/10/17 6:03 AM

I bought a book today and I instantly thought of your character. It's called "from here to paternity." By Matt Dunn. It might give you some ideas/inspiration. 'Wills journey to paternity is a hilarious eomp through the pitfalls of procration.' Just a thought. ☺

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         2/10/17 4:00 PM

Hey, thanks. I appreciate that. I know I like your sense of humor, so I'll check it out.

Briana Bryon (Author of There's a monster in my bed. Oh wait. It's a baby.)       2/02/17 4:59 AM

"Troubled Waters" - another great peice! On another note, I'm devestated that you chose to remind people your column is fictional. I chose not to believe this, I love your dude so much! So I've decided it's only fiction if you don't believe it. Omg, somebody write that down, that's brilliant!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         2/02/17 7:02 AM

Well, if he's lovable, it's true. It's all true. It's all me. :-) Thanks- again- for the laugh!

Briana Bryon (Author of There's a monster in my bed. Oh wait. It's a baby.)       1/10/17 6:29 PM

"Another gift" is one of your best ones!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         1/10/17 7:15 PM

haha...thank you. Would you say Top Dog? ;-)

Lloyd A. Green (Author of Reflections of EL: In Search of Self)       11/02/16 8:57 PM

Your stories are always good for a chuckle. I'm finally up to date and looking for more. Thanks.

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         11/03/16 6:21 PM

Oh, good. That's all I'm trying to do. Hoping to do some work tonight.

Angel Ramon (Author of The Thousand Years War)       10/16/16 8:15 PM

I haven't had the chance to read your series for a while, but I finally got to reading it and once more you managed to make me laugh. Good job like always!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         10/16/16 10:06 PM

Take all the time you need. I'm happy you come back and laugh.

Lloyd A. Green (Author of Reflections of EL: In Search of Self)       9/28/16 10:04 PM

Great real-life comedy. You can't make this stuff up. Always looking forward to the next. Lloyd

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         9/29/16 2:59 AM

We have to laugh at ourselves, right? Thanks for the kind words.

Debbie Pinkham (Author of Bittersweet Memories)       9/22/16 5:33 PM

I always love the way you end these, Bill. I usually have my mouth hanging open waiting for the rest of the thought and the other half doesn't come and it's just so funny. It's great! Love it, love it!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         9/23/16 2:04 AM

Oh, I'm so happy. Those are the kind of comments that keep me going. Thank you very much.

Angel Ramon (Author of The Thousand Years War)       8/01/16 3:47 AM

Bill McStove you continue to make me laugh! You need to be a comedian my dude, god I haven't laugh so hard in ages. I can't even write something this funny if I tried. Cheers!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         8/01/16 10:17 AM

What a great way to start the day. Thanks, Angel!

Devan Burton      7/23/16 5:10 PM

Bill McStowe, I am really enjoying your series. Your work is both thoughtful and engaging. I look forward to reading more of your work. Keep writing!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         7/23/16 10:08 PM

Thanks, Devan! Glad you're enjoying it. I'm working at it.

Sandra Robinson      7/16/16 7:46 PM

You always do!

Sandra Robinson      7/16/16 1:59 PM

I look forward to your stories! You make me laugh lol. I have my dad, who is suffering from Stage 4 metastatic pancreatic cancer, read your stories to make him laugh. Thank you!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         7/16/16 7:08 PM

Sandra, I'm glad you two are enjoying the series. Thank you for the kind words. I'll do my best and try to provide another laugh this week.

Angel Ramon (Author of The Thousand Years War)       7/08/16 8:39 PM

Lol Who would had thought the darkest place on earth was a strip mall. Man my book is too literal with darkness. Funny as hell!

Dan Fecht (Author of Obvious Secret Identity)       7/07/16 11:56 AM

Our hero will be really cool if he took the sushi crowd out for kimbap (It's Korean sushi and its in TREND right now) He might get some phone #'s for once. Always a funny morning read!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         7/07/16 2:05 PM

Thank you for the education!

Briana Bryon (Author of There's a monster in my bed. Oh wait. It's a baby.)       7/06/16 9:03 AM

Please tell me you are writing a book? Or putting these columns into a book? If not, you should really add it to your list of things to do.

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         7/06/16 11:47 AM

Thank you. It is on my list of things to do!

Angel Ramon (Author of The Thousand Years War)       7/06/16 2:21 AM

I got a chance to keep reading your book and it just gets funnier and funnier. Especially where you have to carve the turkey! Never knew it was so important. Anyway it's a nice fun read so far!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         7/06/16 11:48 AM

There are those who think that entry is the least fictitious. 😀

Angel Ramon (Author of The Thousand Years War)       6/22/16 2:58 PM

I started to read it and it sounds promising so far! I'm going to read more but I got two deadlines to meet first one with a short story contest and the second with my second novel. But it sounds good so far. Happy for you!

Sandra Robinson      6/15/16 1:21 PM

Congratulations!!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         6/16/16 12:20 AM

Thank you! And to you, newbie! ;-)

Sandra Robinson      5/28/16 5:37 PM

I love how your sister tells you women are manipulative then turns around and manipulates you. Lol.

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         5/29/16 12:45 AM

Fiction. Totally fiction. ;-)

Sandra Robinson      5/19/16 9:44 PM

Lol. That was funny that she hyped up the book to sound like a masterpiece and you hated it. Good.

Maggie John (Author of So, You're Thirty!)       5/12/16 3:36 PM

"So Lucky" - This resonated with me much too strongly. I don't eat a lot of turkey sandwiches though; I eat a lot of spaghetti.

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         5/12/16 8:05 PM

Oh my goodness. You don't tell people that, do you? Do you have any idea what kind of signals you're sending? ;-) Spaghetti screams patience with low expectations!

Lloyd A. Green (Author of Reflections of EL: In Search of Self)       4/28/16 2:27 AM

Funny and creepy about your on-line date. I've got to disagree with you and Heather about the the potential success through this process though. I've met a couple of dingbats on-line but after about five months, I found the love of my life and we've been together for eleven years and still counting. On-line dating is just another way for people to meet each other.

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         4/28/16 9:20 PM

Eleven years! That is fantastic. Congratulations to you both. You're giving hope to the rest of us. ;-)

Dan Fecht (Author of Obvious Secret Identity)       4/18/16 2:55 AM

I thoroughly enjoy your visits to the grocery store. After considering, I realize that your best bet at finding love is, as a matter of fact, at your grocery store. Tell her you'll cook for her. See if she likes your idea of a boxed dinner. Could be love. -That's my advice and I'm sticking to it

Heather Awad (Author of Walking Through Seasons)       4/16/16 1:41 PM

Yeah, online dating... STAY AWAY! Lol!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         4/16/16 6:37 PM

I'm not a good swimmer and those waters make me nervous...

Maggie John (Author of So, You're Thirty!)       4/14/16 1:07 PM

"They're Out There" -- I was crying laughing. Let me know if you try/how it goes with the online dating! Remember, if a woman calls you a "solid, solid six," get the heck out of dodge.

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         4/14/16 7:48 PM

Hahaha...No way! If that happens, I'm going to tell her, "There's someone I'd like you to meet."

Heather Awad (Author of Walking Through Seasons)       4/10/16 1:20 PM

Last Snow - so funny! Kids today are wimps! Lol

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         4/11/16 12:35 AM

Oh, good. It's just not me who thinks that!

Lloyd A. Green (Author of Reflections of EL: In Search of Self)       4/09/16 3:54 PM

Bad Bunnies was hilarious. Thanks for that one. Grown men can be the biggest kids. Lloyd

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         4/09/16 10:22 PM

Thanks, Lloyd. I think that is going to be one of my favorites.

Maggie John (Author of So, You're Thirty!)       3/31/16 1:27 PM

Laughed out loud at "Bad Bunnies." So good!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         3/31/16 11:48 PM

That makes me happy. Thank you!

Lloyd A. Green (Author of Reflections of EL: In Search of Self)       3/29/16 5:17 PM

Really liking your series. "Merely A Player" and "Lactose Intolerant" had me cracking up. Really enjoying your series.

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         3/29/16 11:41 PM

Hey, Lloyd! That's great. I really do appreciate you taking a minute to say a kind word. I'm having fun with series and it's nice to know people are enjoying it.

Heather Awad      2/04/16 6:09 PM

"Merely a Player," So funny! So true! haha

B. R. Turnage      1/23/16 2:10 PM

Re: Promises, promises-sure. Go ahead. I'd love to see what spin you put on it.

B. R. Turnage      1/23/16 6:11 AM

Re: Promises, promises-sure. Go ahead. I'd love to see what spin you put on it.

B. R. Turnage      1/22/16 4:46 AM

Re: Promises, promises Sounds worse than my last date. And that's saying a lot. I met this guy a local diner close to my house. He had his service dog with him. "He helps me with my PTSD," he says. "He gets between me and other people so no one gets hurt. So don't worry. I'm perfectly safe." True story.

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         1/23/16 12:20 AM

Ha! Mind if I use that? I'll changes the names. 😉

Heather Awad (Author of Walking Through Seasons)       1/20/16 2:37 AM

"Promises, Promises" OMG! I swear I thought she was going to ask you to pay for all of it. Like she forgot her money in her gym locker! Haha! Loved it!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         1/20/16 3:38 AM

Glad you liked it! That "forgetting" the wallet thing is MY trick.

Heather Awad (Author of Walking Through Seasons)       1/13/16 4:53 PM

A month in... It couldn't have been the picture of his parents... Nah, that couldn't be it. ;-)

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         1/13/16 6:15 PM

Ha! Know the type?

B. R. Turnage      1/13/16 11:54 AM

Been chuckling the past couple mornings reading your entries.

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         1/13/16 4:44 PM

Thank you! I hope you continue to enjoy the work. I'm having fun writing the entries.

Zena Okoroafor      1/07/16 5:04 PM

Love this!!!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         1/07/16 9:27 PM

Thanks, Zena! Glad you are enjoying it.

Sarah Warman      1/02/16 6:24 PM

I always find myself emotionally attached to clothing! I'm looking forward to more of your writing in the coming year!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         1/02/16 10:04 PM

Thanks, Sarah! This has been a lot of fun.I give you a lot of credit for getting me hooked- through writing and conversation. Here's to a great year!

Heather Awad (Author of Walking Through Seasons)       12/30/15 2:00 AM

Mothers always seem to say exactly what you don't want to hear. And zero offense, but I'm so over Meatball... oh, I mean Meatloaf. Haha! 😉

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         12/30/15 7:47 AM

You say that, but have you Googled the video? You'll believe again.

Debbie Pinkham (Author of Bittersweet Memories)       12/20/15 3:40 PM

I am sooooo loving this The "soooooooo" was dragged out on purpose. lol You are a very talented writer. I will be following this for a long time.

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         12/20/15 4:26 PM

Thanks, Debbie! I'm having a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy this experience as much as I am.

Heather Awad (Author of Walking Through Seasons)       12/16/15 2:03 PM

As funny as you are, I can't imagine your "second date" shirts aren't getting any action. ;-)

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)       12/09/15 9:17 PM

Haha...I love the comments! However, I want want to be clear. This is a fictional account. In fact, I had never even heard of Thanksgiving until I Googled "reasons to slice meat."

Heather Awad (Author of Walking Through Seasons)       12/09/15 4:25 AM

Too funny! And I bet it happened just like that. Yeah, I would have been lost at crosswise. I only slice tofu lengthwise! ;-)

Carol Anne Shaw      12/09/15 3:42 AM

Heh heh...enjoyed your recent Thanksgiving post. What IS it about guys and carving meat? I guess it's a primal thing. Great White Hunter, and all. I just sit back at the table with my glass of plonk and get smashed at most family events. Good stuff!

Heather Awad (Author of Walking Through Seasons)       12/02/15 3:52 AM

I like the latest a lot. I couldn't quite tell if there was a little sarcasm at the very end. I'm guessing, yes? It all makes a difference! A for effort! ;-)

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         12/02/15 4:36 AM

Sarcasm? Not from this guy. ;-)

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         12/02/15 4:22 AM

Sarcasm? Not from this guy. ;-)

ruthibelle ja      11/26/15 10:38 PM

So funny!! But simple and relatable. I'm loving this series TONS! Great writing style. Great stories.

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         11/27/15 12:20 AM

Ruthibelle, thanks for the comments! I'm having fun with it. Glad you're enjoying it.

Carol Anne Shaw      11/07/15 5:27 AM

I've read them all, and shall now await the next post with bated breath. (Three guys scratching...I feel as though I just did two-hundred sit-ups)

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         11/07/15 5:43 AM

That is really sweet! Your "two hundred sit ups" comment had me laughing!

Carol Anne Shaw      11/07/15 4:29 AM

Read FIRST LOVE, and now I'm going to have to keep reading. So glad I found your series here!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         11/07/15 4:33 AM

Thanks for subscribing. I hope you enjoy it. I also hope you enjoy the Channillo experience. I joined this summer and I'm having a lot of fun.

Sarah Warman      8/27/15 6:21 PM

Hopefully, the free bagels will come back. I am enjoying this series!

Bill McStowe (Author of Uncharted)         8/31/15 3:04 AM

Sarah, I am glad you are enjoying the series. I'm finding the whole Channillo experience to be fun. It's been nice getting to know you and some of the other authors.