Not really. It's in the perception of what the definition means to the person hearing it. Makes sense, right? I have a friend (sad, only one) who asked me something about one of my stories. And I said something along the lines of, 'Well, like any good story ...' and she stopped me, hand up, … Continue reading It’s All In The Definition
I saw his name. I read his words. I felt it. Then I read the words of someone else. Those words sparked a sensation, a rawness, within me. "This is what I want, what I need," I said. This is what I saw: ... poet Mark Strand wrote, “There is something about Neruda—about the way … Continue reading A Man Who Wrote Poetry
There's an old song, "I been everywhere, man" about - well, you listen. It's Australian, (written by Geoff Mack) and it lists a few places, but it doesn't list the one in my story. I love this song, and every time I packs me swag ready to move to a new jaunt, it sits there … Continue reading I been …
It's a serious business, apparently. Books, that is, and how you (as in, how I treat them). I know one or two library people, lots of book-lovers, readers, collectors, such-like. One of those people (not saying from which group; you try to guess) went into my book-room the other day and came out looking as … Continue reading In Trouble! Again!
Anytime you feel bad about procrastinating, recall that Mozart composed the overture to Don Giovanni the morning of the day the opera premiered. It's the thought of the day from bluebirdofbitterness, (and the music is great, too!). I am in the middle of a busy period of procrastination. The story about the old lady and the mad … Continue reading A ‘Borrowed’ Thought …
Apparently, it's Black Cat Appreciation day (or maybe it was yesterday!), so here is not just the black cat (Boofie, with a grandpa named Barberry Tom Thumper) but also a few of his friends - and the leopard was his dream-shape. See the poem, Black Cat, by Rainer Rilke.
Two super-duper huge lotto jackpots in the one week! Woo-hoo! Who wouldn't buy a ticket, just in case the big dream knocked at their door? And, yes, someone won the Tuesday big jackpot (how much was it? I don't remember, but it was B.I.G.), and it wasn't me. Wanna know why? No ticket. No ticket, … Continue reading The Big Dream
Some stories are a moment in time, captured and played out like a piece of music. An introduction (maybe), a central section where all the notes are dispersed into the world, and into the finale, the wind-down. There may be no other structure to a MOT story, but they are usually well understood. A mother … Continue reading A Moment in Time
On Saturday (0500) I'll be getting up to look at the night sky. Why? For this. I'll be looking at the dark red micro moon at full eclipse. A total lunar eclipse. It will be beautiful. The super-moon eclipse was amazing, too, but when the moon is so big, so close, it feels ominous. The … Continue reading A Moon
If you read the previous post, it was a link to a question, a need, that comes with the dream of all Indie authors. Where and How do Indie Authors find readers for our works? Simple question. Before you think of coming up with the discussions on sites and publicity, freebies and talks -- wait! … Continue reading Courage, Stupidity, or Cowardice?