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Introducing Duncan & Temperance

Introducing Duncan & Temperance

The idea that hatched my first novel had siblings. Three of them. It was like expecting a singleton child, and getting quads. The characters in this clip are actually the protagonists of the second book in the series, but this scene fairly picked up the proverbial […]

rhyme

rhyme

I muddle through, the poet that can’t quite rhyme, still buoyed by unmistakable inspirations – salty sweet, the cliche called “creative juices” fills me to overflowing and, overwhelmed, I try to sort intangibles into verbs and nouns for the pleasure of a passing patron to […]

memory

memory

bed and breath
still scented
like his
tawny skin,
I taste his
memory
and consume
it like
a blossom
long without
the sun

once again
a solitaire,
this
body bears
a lingering
blush
from heated
dusks and dawns,
tangled together
amid crushed
cotton sheets
and love

 

Originally written May 2004. Thanks David Cohen for the lovely image.

A morning encounter.

A morning encounter.

The road was so seldom traveled, moss had grown into the old stone pavers. The scent of ripe earth hung heavy in the air, and no breeze stirred the understory plants bracketing the path. Morning sun slashed through openings in the forest canopy, bright beams shaping […]

absolution

absolution

farewell to the winter of a former life, this sea change arrives to renew and reawaken us in an elemental eruption of grace and light. burdens absolved, washed clean, baptized in the ebb tide of tender redemption. we are reborn inside each other, coiled together […]

Dawn

Dawn

morning’s blushing bride

arched low against the hazy horizon

stretches

tremulous,

languid –

dappled

in shades

of tawny,

peach and

lavender.

she breathes heat

into the sky

with delicately

gilded fingers,

banishing night

to temporary memory,

and shaping

dew into diamonds

Starting over under a pen name.

Starting over under a pen name.

When I decided to write my novel, I never considered trying to publish it under my real name. I work for a large tech company that has an extensive web presence, and I wanted to be able to blog freely and candidly. I want to […]

Rediscovery, and a hello.

Rediscovery, and a hello.

This past autumn, an interesting thing happened. Two magnificent characters revealed themselves to me, and they haven’t left me alone, relentlessly digging into my imagination. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them, and every day, I learn new things about them. They have energized me, and re-ignited my love of fiction. I’ve rather began falling in love with both of them, and I’m going to tell their story.