Saturday, September 13, 2014

Graham Joyce (October 22, 1954 - September 9, 2014)

It is with great sadness that I post the loss of another beautiful voice. I believe Greg said it much better than I could in is G+ post earlier this morning:

"Graham Joyce, the talented speculative fiction author I first posted about in April of this year has died of lymphatic cancer.  Graham was a winner of the British fantasy award six times in his career.  He was a Twitter friend and an inspiration to me both as someone living through a terminal disease and a writer.  His insights into the human psyche can be found on his blog at: http://www.grahamjoyce.co.uk 

His latest book and much of his work can be found on Amazon.  If you are a fan of hauntings, horrors, and the nature of man, you owe it to yourself to read Graham Joyce." 
~G. W. Huber, G+ ,Shared publicly  -  9/13/14 2:51 AM  #Books

Please also see The Guardian's article on Graham: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/10/graham-joyce-fantasy-author-dies-aged-59

May there be many hugs in heaven...

Monday, September 8, 2014

Down by the Schoolyard

As children simultaneously
advance
   and retreat
at once screaming and spellbound
by my little white dog,
I smile 
at them 
and at him--ever puzzled 
and patient
by the onslaught of small silly humans.

Inspired by: Monday Musings: September 8, 2014 -- Word/Phrase Prompt

Monday Musings: September 8, 2014 -- Word/Phrase Prompt

Prompt: Observing chaos

What to do: Write, film, compose, draw, paint, or otherwise express yourself based on the concept of standing on the sideline watching as the action (madness) happens.

If you are open to sharing, just put a link to your inspired creation in the comments section of this post. :)

Prompt inspired by: My general living conditions. ;)


Random Wisdom: Jim Butcher - Family

“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family. ” ~ Jim Butcher

Monday, September 1, 2014

A Deanian Haiku

Lost in northern winds,
bonsai leaves, in their passing,
shiver and are gone.


Inspired by Monday Musings: September 1, 2014 -- Image Prompt

Monday Musings: September 1, 2014 -- Image Prompt

Prompt:


What to do: Write, film, compose, draw, paint, or otherwise express yourself based on the image above. If you are open to sharing, just put a link to your inspired creation in the comments section of this post.

Prompt inspired by: The fabulous artwork of Roger Dean.

Random Wisdom: Les Brown - Hoop Quote

I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames. ~ Les Brown