It is a follow on to this story ( mybook.to/The_Mad_Horse ): https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B07KYY9XSN&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_n7GVDb3RQQH4N Or if you don't use Amazon: https://books2read.com/The-Big-Three What is the new story about? A young espionage agent is blinded in a bomb attack, and her memories of the event are dismissed as induced by the trauma. How could anyone believe that the best … Continue reading The New Story
So you may not see much of me here unless I get ahead of the game. The above is a poster available from NaNo. It's a beauty, isn't it? What will I be doing now that it's November and I've stuck the nose into the NaNo world? Rewriting, for the third time, the second spy/espionage … Continue reading It’s November, NaNo awaits …
The new book of poetry from River is now available.
It’s the official release day for Left Waiting, my newest poetry collection, available from your regional Amazon marketplace.
Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered a copy of the eBook and those who have already ordered a paperback. It would be impossible for me to properly express the depths of my gratitude (I tried, trust me).
If you haven’t ordered yet but really want to get a copy, click the below image or simply click here.
I got here first - it's mine. You get your own.
#WriterTip Yes, I've never done that before, but time moves in like a high tide and even I have to adapt or get pulled out with the undertow. No, that doesn't make sense. What does? Writers are observers. They do this by keeping the mouth shut and all other senses open. A friend read a … Continue reading Observable by Silence
The guava trees are in full bud. Not yet flowering, except for the one at the very top of the large bush on the high bank. Soon, though, and at the first sign of an open flower, we'll get our annual visitors. Birds, hundreds of birds, mostly Rainbow Lorikeets, but others come, too. Many, many … Continue reading The View from the Kitchen
A new story is beginning, an older one is brewing, but while the pot for the thriller is bubbling away on the back of the stove, would you like to meet Klio? She's the main character in the shorter, darker story. Her name is historical, from ages long gone, from futures as yet undreamed of; … Continue reading A Little Chat with Klio
There are times the storytellers are the conduit for the person who wants their story told – this is one of those stories. I hope you enjoy it as much as Li did. As I did.
Thank you, Li, for joining us on this ride.
“The woman, well, she’s the devil to some, vengeance incarnate, the one who uses scars on the soul to hold you still while your heart comes out for examination.”
—Herja, Devastation, by Prem, Frank and CS Dunn
Adjectives that come to mind when I think of “Herja, Devastation” are smoldering, passionate, cold, dedicated, focused. Imagine, if you will, Count Dracula being a person people come to when they want someone obliterated and imagine R.M.Renfield as the ultimate assassin who carries out the contracts, in the fashion ordered by the Count. The entirety of Herja, Devastation swirls around this scenario, as told by “Renfield.” The story is exactly that, no more, no less.
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The question is part of a Newsletter sent out by a poet whose words I read regularly. Who reads poetry? Why? How do they find it? What is it about the poetry that appeals? Poetry is a field of words I don't work in much. I read it. Some of it is inspired. I like … Continue reading Who Reads Poetry?
#FPQ: What do you believe, when it comes to people’s traits and personalities? Are they primarily formed and shaped by nature or by nurture, as defined above? What about your personality? Nature or nurture? The bathroom window takes up all of one wall. It's huge. Faces west. The afternoon sun makes the space as bright as an … Continue reading It’s in the Eyes