Misplaced Missive #214: On The Hook

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So lost am I in my many books…
Where questions have concrete answers;
Where not everyone’s a crook,
And you tell both the hero and the villain at a single look.
Literature has me on its hook,
‘Cause reality pales in comparison. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #214: On The Hook

Gut Reaction: THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir

I just finished reading Andy Weir’s The Martian. Overall, I enjoyed this compelling story. The story follows Mark Watney, an astronaut left on Mars after his crew had to abort their mission, assuming he was dead, and with no other options. Continue reading Gut Reaction: THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir

Haiku Sunday NaNo Edition: The Keeper

“The Keeper”

Silently he soars,
A great owl shining like moonlight.
The Keeper sees all.

Author’s Note: Fa’aldenel is an ethereal being  charged with watching over Everfeld, maintaining balance in his realm. He takes the form of a great silver-white owl that seems to disappear into thin air as he flies. The people of Everfeld (Feldings), revere owls as near-sacred birds, as well as adept hunters. Thus, many Felding families and boroughs take the owl as their sigil, and bow hunting and archery are celebrated as great skills for Feldings. Whether or not the tales of Fa’aldenel are real… well, that’s up for interpretation.

Steve D

Story Milestone: 50,000 Words Total, 2:53pm ET

Guess what guys??? I’ve just now hit what should have been the word count total from NaNo 2014! Whew! Big moment. I’d like to thank the Academy for recognizing my genius, and Netflix for helping me put off this occasion for an entire year!

Welp, back to writing. I have about 1,000 words to go to hit 10,000 for NaNo 2015.

Steve D

NaNo Update – War of the Words!

Day 4 of NaNoWriMo: I haven’t had contact with the outside world in over 72 hours…

Psych. But seriously, I have spent a hell of a lot of time on my laptop recently. (Also, when was the last time you heard someone use “psych”? It’s sooo 1999.) Continue reading NaNo Update – War of the Words!

November’s Theme – Grrrrrrr Argh

Long Live Buffy!
Long Live Buffy!

All of the angries!!! Let’s leap from whimsical galumphing to hard hitting villanelles; from random and abstract to deeply personal and intimate; from fun and light and imaginary to graphic and dark and all too real. Continue reading November’s Theme – Grrrrrrr Argh

Haiku Sunday NaNo Edition! – Everfeld

“Everfeld”

Lone pine on the hill
Called out and became many-
Ever may they stand.

Author’s Note: Everfeld is a great coniferous forest in the northern region of Úr’Dan (pronounced oor-DAHN), spanning some thousands of square miles. This is also the main setting for the story of Jaed and Aston.

Steve D

Prepare for Battle: NaNo is Almost Here / Programming Alert!

Yes, NaNoWriMo is set to begin at 12am tonight. Will I be waiting at my desk at 11:59:59pm, fingers prone over my keyboard to begin furiously typing at the stroke of midnight? Nope. I’ll likely be at a Halloween party. Continue reading Prepare for Battle: NaNo is Almost Here / Programming Alert!

Cinquain Triplet – Eye of the Storm, Fair/Festival, Sailor – JG

Fitting music:


Center of the festivities; eye of this bustling storm,
Here alone there is peace, calm, and a song.
Run now around the fire and gather all together,
For the cautionary tale of a merchant peddling leather,
Who traveled far and wide, never for short, always for long gone. Continue reading Cinquain Triplet – Eye of the Storm, Fair/Festival, Sailor – JG

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