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Archive for the month “June, 2016”

I’ve got nothing against zombies but…

I spent half an hour on Amazon today. I’ve finally got a little time and just finished re-re-re-reading Stephen King’s The Stand for the final time. So I thought I’d find another apocalypse book.
I don’t know what it is about the end of the world novels but I like reading them, and have read a lot but I’m getting a bit tired of zombies. There are plenty, a plethora you might say of end-of-the -world zombie books, and some of them are pretty good. A few were excellent. But I’d just like to read one without zombies, or the un-dead. Perhaps King has spoilt me, although even that was only great until approximately half way through when it became and remained maudlin and predictable. I  continued because I read every new book I buy at least six times. I know, a little sad.
Thus it behooves me, I think, to write my own. Unless, that is, someone can offer me an alternative sans zombies.
This might make a decent cover, although a little obvious perhaps.

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Got to go to Royal Ascot next week

It’s beyond my pitiful writing skills to illustrate irony or sarcasm, so I’m not even going to try. Yet again I’ve got to go to Ascot next week.
Great, you say, you’ll be sipping champers with the toffs and applauding as your horse gallops breezily across the line thereby adding to your already brimming wallet. Then you’ll mingle with the toffs and gentry and amaze them with your wit and nonchalance as you casually pocket what for some could be a year’s salary.
No I won’t. I’ll be waiting in the car park with all the other schmucks, dying of thirst and trying not to laugh as the aforementioned toffs emerge, paralytically drunk and all attempting to climb into the wrong car; avoiding copious quantities of abuse, vomit and moans of despair or triumph.
Can’t wait. I love Royal Ascot.

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I shouldn’t have painted this. Now I’m going to have to think up a story or even a whole novel to go with it.

The Wind in the Willows

Suddenly they all died. The end.

The wind in the willows
Sings me to sleep,
A lullaby sung in
The key of my dreams.

The wind in the willows
Whispers so sweet,
Of love and of hope
And of things that I need.

But the wind in the willows
Is only a dream.
Nothing more, nothing less,
Not at all what it seems.

Yet the wind in the willows
Still beckons to me,
And though I know it’s not real,
It’s a call I must heed,

For the wind in the willows
Sings only to me,
A lullaby tune
Like a soft summer breeze.

The wind in the willows
Will bless me with peace,
And I’ll live forever
In the land of sweet dreams.

(c) 2016. All rights reserved.

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Interview at Book Born

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

questionThe folks at Book Born were kind enough to interview me – and they had some great questions like:

Who is your favorite character and why?

Verchiel, Micah, and Malick are the easiest to write, actually, so they’re probably my favorites. If I didn’t need to type for them, I could sic them on a scene and just go to sleep, then wake up to pages and pages. They can get other characters talking, because of the way everyone reacts to them, and Malick… well he loves to hear himself talk. And talk. And talk. But, the characters I think are the most interesting…Oooh. That is hard to choose because I think they’re all interesting. Maeko is one whose life I’d like to see, but I probably won’t because she’s hard to write with all the sans, and chans, and samas…I have a very rudimentary grasp of the suffixes, and…

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