Bucking Tradition Pays Off in Episode 15

Episode 15: The Volunteer

Muck volunteers to help Madam Putreska decode the distress message, which is written in a foreign language he knows. As thanks, Putreska promises to train him in martial arts. Blister stuffs his simmering jealousy and sets off to find Jana, the woman who claims her scientific animal studies will make the world a better place.

For the curious, here are links to articles detailing special aspects of the American volunteer spirit and the surprising benefits of volunteering discussed in the introduction:

“15 Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering that Will Inspire You”

Why the American Volunteer Culture Shocked Alexis de Tocqueville

Special thanks to composer Roland Rudzitis for serving up the Blister and Muck theme song. Kevin MacLeod at the Free Music Archive provided additional music. Week after week, I am grateful for my family, friends, and fans. One for one and all for you!

By jenmichellemason

Jenny is a story hunter. She has explored foreign countries, canyon mazes, and burial crypts to gather the facts that make good stories. Once, she sniffed a 200-year-old skull...for research purposes. Jenny received an M.Phil from Trinity College Dublin and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from VCFA. She has authored nearly 20 STEM books for young readers. Her inquisitive and funny nonfiction articles have appeared in Mountain Flyer, Cobblestone, and Muse magazines. Jenny also works as a freelance copy writer for nonprofits and small businesses.