So, this is the first of many of these for the month of May. Well, okay, so at least some or a few to say the least depending on how much feedback I get. I can only say that you should follow ALL these wonderful artists on their journeys and support them by buying their work for your own personal enjoyment plus recommend to friends!
Our first offering is from Author Dave Johnston! It’s in the vein of thriller akin to 24. As the blurb says…
A girl is locked in a room with a bomb counting down to zero.
The intensity levels are rising.
What would you do, if you only had one hour left to live?
Give this one a read! I have a good feeling about it and I believe you will enjoy this one from start to finish with rave reviews! Our next is from a good friend of mine’s wife and a great lady of the page Carolyn Kay! This is her 3rd or 4th offering and is getting wonderful reviews .
Another exciting take on Asian Myths and Legend from the author of the Juniper Wars and many other great tales!
Remember folks, as I mentioned before, please support, follow and share the joy by telling others about these great reads! As always I’m blown away by how many hidden and obvious literary gems are well within reach and the above are no exception. In the near future I shall be putting more links of recommended reading for all… Or at least the adult crowd! As for my rants… Well, I fibbed… a little I’m slowly getting the final part of my Cthulu action/horror piece together and marketing my bottom off for my first Steampunk/Romance/Melodrama/Sci – Fi/Comedy series. Keeping my fingers crossed on Scaes and Hearts vol. 2 being picked up as I have an array of great authors with magificent tales to enthrall the audience! On the poetry front ~ Will wait till next time… Sorry!
A living requiem, the monument stand silent The Day is etched upon the minds Plaques before the statues The sun shines for no one Spirits in revelry Dancing to a nameless tune Music for the departed Frozen like the lakes in winter Skyscrapers, obelisks to a forgotten god Prayers never answered Whispers in the alley ways More of a breeze to quell the emptiness What more a feeling Signs to nowhere A sale for yesterday A dynasty for centuries, outliving the builders memories Trees where once were fields Rattling wood in favour of Long gone dreams
To the second..
Destiny sings, calls the weary Fate winds its threads, prepares to weave As chance would have it There’s no telling where or what For a gamble or a garment Tis a price we hold too dear What landscape are we left to? What blank canvas comes Where does the brush stroke fall? How dark will our portrait begin Have we in it to take command Lay a landscape we can present To our progeny leave to celebrate or lament Flashing before our eyes Just a moment to ponder A second to exist
My Rant – as brief as it is… Can we cut with the ” things “? Emotions, ideas and concepts have names for reason! Could we all please cut down on offence sensitivity? If your goal is live alone on the brink of disaster in constant paranoia; We already have those! They’re called the Alt Right.
End of Rants ~
Book plug for Series one of Camden’s Follies! The hero had it coming! Seriously, a lady in every port, town, city or planet?!? Whoa! Hold on there, matey. Not this time!
James Camden thinks he’s heading to Afica to study decomposition and exotic poisons… Or so he thinks! Welcome to the other side of the galaxy good sir. We hope you enjoy Pirates, Evil Empires, Dangerous Creatures and… Nappy Changes! Follow the Follies of one man’s stumble into the world of heroes!
Okay, so I’m really loving Oreos, ice cream and of course trying to cook for myself and mum. Shopping, for anything is an adventure in patience and of course avoiding people who can’t social distance. At least I have some access to a Starbucks! Not the one I’d go to normally, but there you are. Editing and formatting are a grind! Especially for when you’re trying to edit for Kindle format. Hum buggery! I can’t seem to get past the chapter by chapter 1 -2 paragraphs and change the scenery, thus expanding the book by a hundred pages. I tend to free my mind up by writing the odd poem and turning my emotions into energy. For example…
Vanish (C) Jon Corres Pirate Poet
To me, thyne eyes will fall upon In this, my moment, for as I recite A soliloquy, the measure of me at a portraits view One Or shall I a requiem deliver? A final word Brief fare thee well Shall I serenade you with romantic overtones? I see the curtain prepared A bow to my audience So I shall complete with a flourish Tis a sad tale, woven with comedy Let the laughs prevail A sundry of smiles Weep not for the fool Show pity for the one that follow Now, onward A drapery of stars, a mantle of moon beam For now, ever more I retire
For a new collection of poems, me thinks… Till the next we meet on page
There are no cowards on this field Empty spaces, hard feelings Nothing, but peers In the eyes of the lost A fatal shot, verbal, has landed More pain than bullet or missile inflicted Silence of a scream borne from pain The deafening cry of a tear Nothing so solid as cutting verse None so hollow as the bereaved All are empty full of pride Not a mourner can be culled From the onlooking faceless crowd Like an autumn breeze do the platitudes fly As rustling leaves do none observe Where art the humans In this village of the damned Empty shells, no hearts Just glistening shards of what was No more pity, never a sign of remorse Brings me to my knees Divine light, I am humble
Now for the rants… Meatball sandwiches are good, at least for us omnivores. Cats can be great company. Relatives, close ones, are joys. I still want my comic books and MTG cards plus the odd mocha latte. However, I’m fine as the evidence of mans lack of interaction shows in the skies and lack of contributing pollution reveals the hidden wonders we took for granted. I’m still jobbing my books, threatening to write another poetry collection and finish my horror/action novel. This isn’t much of a report, I must admit. But in lieu of interaction with readers… this is the best I’ll get.
Okay, so I’m taking care of mum and her cat. That’s the most benign of my news. Or, I should say it’s the least exciting. Working on my series – Camden’s Follies – I find myself at a loss for some reason. Well, okay, I should be working on finishing the final book in Elder Offensive. But you know, it’s a bit of a drag trying to be certain of how to kill off characters in a way that will be either heart string tugging or just hack off the audience due to how well liked the characters are.
Anyway, I’m surviving on Oreos, Pizza and of course caffeine. I can’t wait till the Comic Book Store and or the Trading Card shop are open. Also, I really want to get Taco Bell in person and NOT via some non – company delivery service.
I’d even revel in having access to Titan Comics Dr. Who! Never mind the idea of putting my set of Amonkhet together.
So, on to more writing since writers generally read my blog.
I’m thinking of trying to either lead in or build around a poem. A little like what Agatha Christie did for one of her more famous murder mysteries whose name escapes me at the moment. I could even parce out the verse as chapter titles!
I’m simply flumoxed over what variety of story. Fancy a go and in depth horror or, perhaps, something of a mystery witha science fiction edge to it?
Below are the list of Rares and Mythic Rares I have available for trade. Why am I using this forum for that? No reason, it’s a pleasant distraction is all..
Magic the Gathering: Amonkhet
extra Rares and Mythic Rares
Angel of Sanctions White Mythic Rare
Glory bound Initiate White Rare
Regal Caracal White Rare
Drake Haven Blue Rare
New Perspectives Blue Rare
Pull From Tomorrow Blue Rare
Archfiend of Ifnir Black Rare (x2)
Liliana’s Mastery Black Rare
Plague Belcher Black Rare
Harsh Mentor Red Rare
Hazoret’s Favor Red Rare
Heart Piercer Manticore Red Rare
Channel Initiate Green Rare
Prowling Serpopard Green Rare
Rhonas, the Indomitable Green Mythic Rare
Bounty of the Luxa Green/blue/colourless Rare
Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons Black/Green Rare
Dusk // Dawn White Rare
Insult // Injury Red Rare
Mouth // Feed Green Rare
Prepare // Fight White/Green Rare
Cut // Ribbons Red/Black Rare
Pyramid of the Pantheon Artifact Rare
Canyon Slough Land R/B Rare
Cascading Cataracts Land Rare
Fetid Pools Land Blu/Bla Rare
Sheltered Thicket Land R/G Rare
And what I’m still looking for..
Magic the Gathering: Amonkhet
Set 1 final need list
Name Colour Rarity
#5 Aven Mindcensor White Rare
#14 Gideon of the Trials White Mythic Rare
#42 As Foretold Blue Mythic Rare
#55 Glyph Keeper Blue Rare
#59 Kefnet the Mindful Blue Mythic Rare
#82 Bontu the Glorified Black Mythic Rare
#125 Combat Celebrant Red Mythic Rare
#133 Glorious End Red Mythic Rare
#148 Soul-Scar Mage Red Rare
#149 Sweltering Suns Red Rare
#192 Vizier of the Menagerie Green Mythic Rare
#205 Samut, Voice of Dissent Multicoloured Mythic Rare
#207 Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun Multicoloured Rare
#221 Failure // Comply Blue Rare
#222 Rags // Riches Black, Blue Rare
#234 Oracle’s Vault Colourless Rare
Anything Bold and Highlighted/Italic I picked up recently.
Okay, so self imposed isolation isn’t that much different from my normal routine. The only exceptions are that I’m home and not at a cafe having coffee and keeping an eye on mass transit time tables. I’m still writing and editing, playing Nintendo to get my mind refersehed for the novel work. I’m watching more films on disc as I have no streaming service and no patience to wait for downloads and such. Pizza and Chinese are the main courses followed by home cooking. I’m still angered, astounded and frustrated by conspiracy idiots and hoarders who think buying out TP, Baby Wipes and Tins of soup, stew and the like are great ideas. C’mon people! There are more who need things like food and such on a weekly basis as we can’t budget or afford to be paranoid like you lot! Quit being greedy and money hungry for at least 1 stinking day in your lives!! End of rant.
I highly recommend getting caught up on series like Good Omens, Older Dr. Who and any Star Trek or better yet, Babylon 5. I’m also prepping to marathon Stargate SG – 1, Atlantis and Universe as well as revisit Firefly.
Please folks, stay home as you can. Comic book and card shops – Please stay open as we need the break and relief from the tedium and something to look forward to taking our minds off this disaster!
Dim the lights, I need no luminescense to find my way I’m between worlds, corridors of fate I feel the breeze, but not the comfort it gives I smell the coolnes, fragrant flowers Sense the life beyond the halls It is the closest to living A reminder of times not spent, nor lived If there were a curse, its name would be as I described A warrior can only battle the known Weapons and their ilk are of little value Onward, though I must go As bravely as facing any hoarde or force of arms Perhaps, love is my final destination, or not The future is rarely written clealry in advance For now, I must retire The doldrums and stagnant routine shall be obeyed A light, no matter how weak Is always a way to travel What strentgh I’ve left, I shall devote to the unknown dark
So, the world in general is in quarantine. Okay. Major hubs, shut down, but mainly we’re still able to do chores or get our shop rounds done. I’m fine with the situation as it won’t last for ever.
With that in mind, I would like to begin to send all my readers my best wishes, healing energy and kind thoughts!
And now, for why I’m the Pirate Poet ~
Chances are, a glimpse is all you need In a room filled with chaos Does the promise of a smile mean anything more? A million thoughts Several hundered conversations A band or juke box play It never fits This grand slice of life I watch my ice melt, slowly Always aware Many a prat fall More than one end begins A fair few beginnings blossom A moment A fragment of eternity To where can we store such treasures, ere the mind A blink of an eye Two thoughts meld as action rears its head Romance? Perhaps, just a glimpse of something more A pantomime for the ages A solilaquy of the robust and broken hearted A wish fulfilled and broken The last call can be heard So, it’s us again Tonight prepares for the morrow For now, shall we dance?
From my books ~ Links to order some quality entertainment from my mind to your eyes! All four of my Camden’s Follies series one! Please Enjoy
Above is the link. Please enjoy! The next 4 books are being worked on as I type this… More follies, Enemy combat and … Pirates! Please enjoy the tale ~ * bow * ~
Here’s the blurb:
James is missing!
Is James dead or on the run?! Calieb 7 was a disaster! Cafea can only watch as the Bernoulli dives in between a massive destroyer and its dreadnought escort as the Fire Fan tries to hold off a pair of cruisers. Her last view is the red and green energy of cannon fire and billowing smoke swallowing up her husband’s ship. The planet is virtually dead and the Garinthian empire is scrambling to regroup. Rival clans hear the news and step up their efforts to finish off the Dragon Helm clan with aid from the empire. What will our heroes, James family and friends do now? In this fourth instalment of Camden’s Follies the tides have turned for the worse and it’s up to the ladies to come to the fore. Will our protagonist survive this latest run of bad luck or will his new family finish him off? Hold on dear readers, the adventure is just beginning and the Follies keep coming…