bookscover2cover – Autobiography

 

More posts of mine have appeared at bookscover2cover; called The Autobiography of Sue Thomas Diogenes Blake – Part 1 & Part 2, they can be read by clicking on the links. These posts provide a kind of documentary or, if you will, mockumentary insight into the life and times of the author.

And, to finish, here’s Spinal Tap –
 

bookscover2cover – His Photographer’s Gaze

 

Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover; called His Photographer’s Gaze, it can be read by clicking on the link. [Spoiler alert] The story was written as a deliberate riff on Browning’s poem ‘My Last Duchess,’ which still seems so modern when you read it. Very unsettling too.

And to finish, here’s Duran Duran, with a groovy tune and a dress sense that shows that sometimes the 1980s dated rather more quickly than the 1800s –

bookscover2cover -Heiress

 

Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover; called Heiress, it can be read by clicking on the link. This story was written because I wanted my own version of those tales from the Middle Ages in which the awkwardness of some of the syntax and phrasing creates a lyricism of its own somehow.

And to finish, here’s Patti Smith –

bookscover2cover – Motley Feudal Ties

 
Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover; called Motley Feudal Ties, it can be read by clicking on the link. I remember I borrowed a phrase from Karl Marx for the title because he seemed like the go-to-guy so far as the story’s theme was concerned.

And to finish, here’s The Smiths with the national anthem. All stand, please…
 

Somewhere, an Owl

 

somewhere, an owl

opens the night’s stillness

by her voice

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #894 First Light, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. The inspiration for this haiku came from reading Paloma’s poem and remembering the only time I’ve ever heard an owl hooting nearby.

And, to finish, here’s David Bowie –