Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Why I Write

Fascinating Quotes from Famous Authors

“I got a rejection letter from an editor at HarperCollins, who included a report from his professional reader. This report shredded my first-born novel, laughed at my phrasing, twirled my lacy pretensions around and gobbed into the seething mosh pit of my stolen clichés. As I read the report, the world became very quiet and stopped rotating. What poisoned me was the fact that the report’s criticisms were all absolutely true. The sound of my landlady digging in the garden got the world moving again. I slipped the letter into the trash…knowing I’d remember every word.” – David Mitchell
“I want to write because I have the urge to excel in one medium of translation and expression of life. I can’t be satisfied with the colossal job of merely living. Oh, no, I must order life in sonnets and sestinas and provide a verbal reflector for my 60-watt lighted head.” – Sylvia Plath
“I have advice for people who want to write. I don’t care whether they’re 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublished journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you think about things, what you think is fair and what you think is unfair. And second, you need to read. You can’t be a writer if you’re not a reader. It’s the great writers who teach us how to write. The third thing is to write. Just write a little bit every day. Even if it’s for only half an hour — write, write, write.” ― Madeleine L’Engle
“That’s why I write, because life never works except in retrospect. You can’t control life, at least you can control your version.” – Chuck Palahniuk
I'm happily married to my wonderful partner of eight years who’s been my rock since I had to give up full time work due to an illness. She’s supported me all the way in my venture as an author, and even though I may not be the most talented writer in the world, she always gives my books an A+. I've had many jobs in my life but nothing comes close to letting my sordid imagination flow through my fingertips and into my eBooks – I love it and hope I can continue with it for as long as possible. Aside from writing, I love to watch movies and if I'm not at my keyboard I can normally be found in the den, or out in the countryside walking our two gorgeous dogs. I feel blessed to be able to ‘work’ while enjoying myself and I hope you will enjoy reading what I write.
I intend to keep on publishing books for as long as I possibly can and I hope you will continue to read and enjoy them! As the light is against the darkness, so are you and I against The Shadow." HERE is one of the most extraordinary stories that we have read in a long while. It is sure to arouse your wonder and excitement. Such an attainment would overshadow all else in the realms of book world.
Shadow of the Torturer is the first book in an epic fantasy series that features fast-paced action, compelling characters, and a breathtaking world that will make you want to snatch up the whole series. This is not your traditional fantasy novel. Grab the first book in my next fantasy series today!
“I don’t remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away.” – Mark Haddon
“Writing eases my suffering . . . writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.” – Gao Xingjian
“In the big picture I write for an audience of people I’ve never met. By the final draft I’m looking for anything in the prose that’s prospectively boring to strangers.” – Lionel Shriver
“I write with a sort of grim determination to deal with things that are hidden and difficult, and this means, I think, that pleasure is out of the question. I would associate this with narcissism anyway, and I would disapprove of it.” – Colm Tóibín
“I believe there is hope for us all, even amid the suffering – and maybe even inside the suffering. And that’s why I write fiction, probably. It’s my attempt to keep that fragile strand of radical hope, to build a fire in the darkness.” – John Green
“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.” – George Orwell


Friday, August 28, 2015


Shadow Hunters

Follow the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter! Like The Bane Chronicles, the Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.

Series is written by Cassandra Clare in collaboration with fellow authors and friends, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, and will be released once a month as a series of ten e-novellas. Click "share" in the widget and copy the embed code to add the Cassandra Clare countdown widget to your blog and website and you'll always know when the next Shadowhunters book is coming out! Shadowhunters is an upcoming ABC Family television series based on The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. The show was officially picked up to series on March 30, 2015, by the network... When Clary Fray's mother has disappeared, Clary joins a band of Shadowhunters; demon killing hunters, and gets caught up in a plan to save the world...

Concert Fix

Beyond the darkness the guitar unraveled its static discord in a jumbled mix of screaming nothingness as bright red clouded in clear liquid before swirling back into the flow. In heartbeats the harmony congealed to rhythm a single chord reverberated in sparkling light shadows danced wet with the hour tracks on their arms swayed back and forth cigarette lighters demanding more, more, more... And still the music set into a trembling silence, mourning the fix away. Guitar in the dream is a symbol that expresses the emotional state of the person and his entourage. Depending on the atmosphere in which this instrument appears in the dream, you should pay attention to the various aspects of your life. For example, a dream in which you hold a guitar in your hands is a good sign. Even better omen is if you play the guitar in a dream. Both of these cases, tell us about the sudden contact with interesting company. And they might be complete strangers, accidentally met in a club or during a morning jog. Most importantly, in this company you will certainly find the right person that will cause a flash amazing feeling, love. It is obvious why you see a guitar with a broken string. This is an indication that the joy of love may give way to sad experiences for some time. It is possible that there will be the reason for tears. Especially important are such dreams for young people, who have no own family yet. The sounds of guitar music, heard by a girl, indicate that she will be meeting with insincere flatterer. This person will try to somehow hurt, but she can successfully resist. If a man sees a guitar, it means that he needs to pay special attention to own interests. Perhaps his lightheadedness can put him in a difficult position. So do not ignore such a dream, and perceive it as a friendly advice. According to Z. Freud, guitar is a symbol of the feminine. In human dreams there are constantly striking and sometimes vague events. From the standpoint of Freud, dreams are a reflection of reality at a deep subconscious level. There are many cases where dreams not only helped to care of trouble, but also helped to perform great discoveries, and create famous art works. In this regard, it is sufficient to talk about Mendeleev, Mozart, Pushkin, or Beethoven. Applying Freud's dream book, and exploring personal interpretation of dreams, we can better understand his own nature and avoid a lot of troubles. In the study of dreams, Freud drew special attention to the complex of free association with specific characters. He identified the key elements masked in subconscious, which closely involve the desire of most people. These elements are presented in the form of the human body, male and female. The design of guitar hull is very similar to the smooth and graceful lines of the female body. A man who has seen such dream has a harmonious relationship with his spouse. For a woman, the dream about guitar, tell that she can be confident in own sex female attractiveness, as well as the health of reproductive organs and feasibility of the union with her lover.

Drone On & On

You Can Now Buy Shotgun Shells Designed Specifically For Shooting Down Drones

You can also use them to shoot ducks, chickens, or turkeys if they also invade your privacy.

Snake River Shooting Products makes a shotgun shell specifically for shooting down camera drones…

Guy Shoots Down Neighbor’s Drone, Gets Sued, Loses

When a drone enters your property without permission, you can't just shoot it down without getting into trouble. If a drone enters your property and you don't want it there, you shouldn't shoot it down unless you want to pay for it…

Friday, August 21, 2015

Newest Book --- Shadow Master ---

Horrible beyond conception was the change which had taken place in the vast expanse of the universe, as if the sun had lost its lustrous glow, and the fiery heat could not penetrate through the cold darkness. Long ago, in a place where there was no darkness, there was what you call magic. A world that was once known, now had been forbidden; forgotten and all together lost forever from humanity; disappeared off the face of the earth.

Twitter’s Periscope Amasses 10 Million Users in Just Four Months

Twitter’s Periscope Amasses 10 Million Users in Just Four Months


Twitter’s popular live video streaming app hit a major milestone this month when it surpassed 10 million active accounts and 2 million users on Android and iOS.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Free to self-publish an ebook.

It's gotta be good: The same rule applies to self-published e-books as it does to print books. You have to start with a good product if you have any hope of selling it.
Create an interesting cover:
When it comes to e-books, everything starts with the cover image. Creating an eye-catching, professional-looking cover that also looks good small (it has to stand out as a thumbnail image, since it's being sold online) is easier said than done, but it can really make a difference in terms of sales. Ideally, you should hire a graphic designer who has some experience creating book covers. From a production standpoint, an e-book cover is easier to create than a cover for a print book (you just need a JPEG with decent resolution), but it shouldn't look out of place among traditionally published e-books. I can't tell you how many bad self-published covers are out there.
Avoid any outfits that don't let you set the price:
This is one of the cardinal rules of self-publishing an e-book. You must be able to control the pricing of your e-book. If you want to sell it for 99 cents, then you should be able to sell it for 99 cents.
Marketing is all about creating awareness for your e-book:
I don't have any secret marketing tips to offer, but what I can say is that you can't sell a book if no one knows it exists. Most of book marketing is simply about creating awareness and you need to do that however you can, whether it's through social media or blogging or passing out fliers in the coffee shops.
E-book publishing options:
Here are the three big questions to bear in mind with e-book creation: first, what is the easiest and most cost-efficient way to produce an e-book? Second, where will it be distributed? And third, how much of a cut do you get? With those in mind, let's take a look at some of the more high-profile options available currently. I'm limiting it to these options because I want to keep this as simple as possible.
Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
This is Amazon's e-book publishing platform, and if you think you're going to sell a lot of e-books, you should figure out a way to upload your file (book) directly to KDP and avoid using any sort of middleman or e-book "aggregator" that takes a cut of the profits. If you're a true DIY person, you can create your own cover (though if you're not a professional designer, it's better to hire a pro) and format your e-book using free software tools such as Calibre.
Smashwords, one of the e-book pioneers and largest distributors of self-published e-books, with more than 125,000 titles from over 40,000 authors, is very much a DIY operation. You bring your Word file and cover image, upload it into the company's "Meatgrinder" tool, and in a matter of minutes, you create your e-book in just about every format you'd want. You can then sell that e-book on Smashwords.com or have the company distribute it to most of the major e-book sellers, including Barnes & Noble's eBookstore, Apple's iBooks, Sony, Kobo, and Baker & Taylor's Blio and others. Smashwords also has deals in place for having its authors' e-books distributed to libraries.
BookBaby, the sibling of CD Baby (Brian Felsen is the president of both operations), has a slightly different business model from some of its competitors. Instead of taking a cut of your royalties, it makes you pay a fee of $99 upfront, then charges you a yearly fee of $19 per title you have in its system. It also offers print publishing services.
Barnes & Noble's PubIt
Barnes & Noble's PubIt self-publishing operation offers similar features to Amazon's KDP, but the two platforms do have their differences. Barnes & Noble has set the PubIt royalty rate for authors at 65 percent of the sale price for titles priced $2.99 and higher. The rate falls to 40 percent if you choose to go lower than $2.99 or higher than $9.99, with B&N setting 99 cents as the lowest allowable price and $199.99 as the highest. (For books priced under $2.99 or over $9.99, you actually earn more by distributing your book to B&N through Smashwords, which pays 60 percent list for all prices 99 cents and up.
So there you have the top places to get your book published. Good luck in you endeavors to get your book finished.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Shadow Master

My latest book will be finish in a week so check out its excerp now.

When age of darkness fell upon the world, and wonder went out of the minds of men; when all the cities decayed to smoky ruins and the tall towers became grim and ugly, in whose shadow none might dream of the sun or of the moon, only one walked amidst the walls of the fallen people.

Horrible beyond conception was the change which had taken place in the vast expanse of the universe, as if the sun had lost its lustrous glow, and the fiery heat could not penetrate through the cold darkness.

Long ago, in a place where there was no darkness, there was what you call magic. A world that was once known, now had been forbidden; forgotten and all together lost forever from humanity; disappeared off the face of the earth.

Two souls made of one, divided by time, and reunited within their dreams. Worlds stand between them now, but fate is their guiding light, one glance bound them, one touch empowered them. Now, they have no choice but to finish the war they started lifetimes before...or they will lose it all.

The chance of being alone in the coldness of the dark void seemed more of a bearable risk than a life with her spirit in certain and utter despair, and though she made her entrance into this dark, dismal world, it glowed with no fire, no warmth to be found. So the dream Whisper had vanished, but the aura of the dream tainted her senses, an odor, a taste, an invisible color staining the darkness of her world.

Life goes on.

Along with the sentence “This too shall pass,” the line above is simultaneously the most pessimistic formulation of the way the universe works, and the most optimistic one. On the one hand, “Life goes on” indicates that we are capable of picking ourselves up after any tragedy and continuing with some kind of meaningful and useful existence, no matter how damaged we might be from our experiences.

There’s always tomorrow for dreams to come true.

On the other hand.

“Life goes on” does seem in our blackest hours to imply one dreary, torturous day after another, with no surcease till death, and an uncaring response from a heartless creation.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Can't Fight This Feeling

Can't Fight This Feeling

Working on a new book and hopefully it will capture a large reading audience. Thanks to my many great fans!

Friday, July 24, 2015

A Single Moment can change everything in a story!

A Single Moment can change everything in a story!Share

Half Price Sale

for a limited time my book is half off with this coupon only at smashwords site Use the code SSW50 at checkout for 50% off during our site-wide promotion! (Offer good through July 31, 2015)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

"Wait and thy soul shall speak."

There is, in the human soul, as in the depths of the ocean, a state of eternal calm. Around it the waves of unrest may surge and roar but there peace reigns. In that sanctuary the tides are born and, in their appointed time, swelling and rising, they carry the poor jetsam and flotsam of life before them.

Monday, July 20, 2015

All the World’s a Stage

The Seven Ages of Man ("All the world's a stage") William Shakespeare All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms; And then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice, In fair round belly with good capon lined, With eyes severe and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances; And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slippered pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side; His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice, Turning again toward childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything. Welcome. Set down your venerable burthen And let him feed...

Sunday, July 19, 2015


GLORYHAMMER TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM SPACE 1992: RISE OF THE CHAOS WIZARDS ON SEPTEMBER 25TH 2015! FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015 TAGS: GLORYHAMMER > NAPALM RECORDS In the distant future of the year 1992…war has returned to the galaxy. One thousand years have passed since the brave hero Angus McFife defeated the evil sorcerer Zargothrax in the battle of Dunfermline, trapping the wizard in a frozen prison of liquid ice. But now, a cult of unholy chaos wizards are plotting to release their dark master from his ice-bound tomb and once again unleash the sorcerer Zargothrax upon the universe. The tragic destiny of the Galactic Empire of Fife now hangs in the balance once more… Mighty warriors of the Galaxy! Today GLORYHAMMER announced that their second album Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards will be unleashed upon the universe on September 25th 2015 AD (After Dundee) via Napalm Records! The album will feature 10 glorious battle anthems, which chronicle the legends of the Galactic Empire of Fife, the titles of which are as follows: 1. Infernus Ad Astra 2. Rise of the Chaos Wizards 3. Legend of the Astral Hammer 4. Goblin King of the Darkstorm Galaxy 5. The Hollywood Hootsman 6. Victorious Eagle Warfare 7. Questlords of Inverness, Ride to the Galactic Fortress! 8. Universe on Fire 9. Heroes (of Dundee) 10. Apocalypse 1992 GLORYHAMMER on the future: “In the coming weeks and months we will reveal how to pre-order the album in various legendary formats, and we may even release a song online for you all to hear! We also have some touring announcement coming …Stay tuned, mighty warriors! Legendary Hails, Gloryhammer” For More Info Visit: http://www.gloryhammer.com http://www.facebook.com/gloryhammer http://www.napalmrecords.com http://www.facebook.com/napalmrecords

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dream Quest Series

The Dream Quest Series revolves around one knight, Blade, an enigmatic warrior of unknown origins and mystical power, and his girlfriend, Sazz. No mortal man is any match for them in battle. No sorcery can contain or confound them. No scholar or sage can outwit them. But for all their skills, they are just like us; a man, a woman, humans who shares our faults, our dreams, and our ambitions. They boldly strides across the land, fearless, peerless, and cloaked in mystery; all their will bent on righting such wrongs as they deemed right. When Shadow Warriors open a gateway to the very pits of hell, releasing outer demons of the darkest nightmare upon the world, only these two stand in their way. They both take up the mantle of their noble house to hold back the tide of chaos that threatens to engulf the world and destroy mankind. Soldier of fortune recruits are led by Blade and Sazz, two very mysterious mercenaries that have mystical power to stand against the dark creatures. Blade and Sazz take up their swords one last time against the coming darkness — a darkness from which only they will emerge.”

Analyze your Writing

I write like
Stephen King

I Write Like Stephen King.

This is so easy to find out about your writing style, just paste a few lines of what you have published into box and see what happens Analyze your writing!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Veil of Darkness

story as it is in the unfinished stage Veil of Darkness Darker and more chilling than other books of your favorite literary genre, that I promise to unsettle your brain and tease your imagination. Magicians, wizards, werewolves, witches, and vampires are not the only monsters lurking inside these pages, and readers won't be sure at the outset if the entities they are seeing are good or evil. Indeed, most are a shady mixture of both. Most hide under some kind of veil of darkness.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Facebook Testing ‘Save’ Buttons for Videos

Facebook is testing a new ‘Save’ button on its social network to encourage its members to view even more videos. The social media site confirmed it is testing the new function, although currently, only on desktop. As part of the feature, a small ‘Save’ icon appears when the users mouse passes over the top right corner, or the clip is scrolled passed. Video has grown by leaps and bounds on Facebook since last year. The number of video posts per person has risen a whopping 94 percent in the U.S. Globally, it has risen 75 percent per person. Once videos from brands are factored in as well, video has increased 3.6 times worldwide in the past year. Already there are approximately four billion videos views each day. Taking the increasing interest in videos to heart, Facebook in March announced an embeddable player to make it easy for members to share videos on the social network on their own sites and blogs. In June the site tweaked its news feed algorithm to surface videos users would be interested in.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


NIGHTMARES ARE OFTEN built with the bricks of reality. I could not escape from either bad dreams or bad reality. An ominous stillness came over the camp, and Blade sensed something in the air, though he knew not what. It was nearly dawn, not quite time for the soldiers to awaken, and he started for the opening of the tent. “Stay here and stay quiet. I’ll be back as soon as I know what’s going on outside, Blade had whispered to Sazz." The muscles in his jaw contracted. From the moment he’d opened the tent flap and seen the body of his friend on the ground, his throat tightened, but he refused to let fear rule him. “I’m sorry,” I whispered. I put my hand on Rick’s chest, and I felt his ragged, broken body shuddering in death like a trapped animal. His soul knew that it was incomplete, and that it was caged inside a dying vessel.


https://www.wattpad.com/148103747-veil-of-darkness-a-necessary-evil anyone and everyone welcomed to write in this project so here is your chance to express yourselves

Monday, July 13, 2015

Veil of Darkness

Thank you for the warm welcome. I finished my first book which I started about a year ago. It was a series book. Dream Quest Series: The Wolf Dream, it is published on Smashwords a few days ago. I'm finishing my 2nd book; this one is an dark saga. I had a dramatic change take place in my life at 60 years old that made me want to pursue a life-long dream of being a writer. I started working when I was only 8 years old, after 52 1/2 years of working, I had four heart attacks and for 4 more years I had several others, before I retired two years ago. I have plans to write more books and continue to write articles for large websites( I have had a few poems published). I want to learn about writing newsletters, copywriting and ghost writing. I'm also looking forward to learning and sharing with everyone.
Here is a blurb from my next project... The Dream Quest Series First book edition: Veil of Darkness NIGHTMARES ARE OFTEN built with the bricks of reality. I could not escape from either bad dreams or bad reality. An ominous stillness came over the camp, and Blade sensed something in the air, though he knew not what. It was nearly dawn, not quite time for the soldiers to awaken, and he started for the opening of the tent. “Stay here and stay quiet. I’ll be back as soon as I know what’s going on outside, Blade had whispered to Sazz." The muscles in his jaw contracted. From the moment he’d opened the tent flap and seen the body of his friend on the ground, his throat tightened, but he refused to let fear rule him. “I’m sorry,” I whispered. I put my hand on Rick’s chest, and I felt his ragged, broken body shuttering in death like a trapped animal. His soul knew that it was incomplete, and that it was caged inside a dying vessel. What had caused that suffering, that confusion? Why was he on the ground spilling his life-blood? He felt the doom in his bones. “C’mon,” I said softly, opening up the tent flap, it was time get out of there. The sun was just barely up, and Blade tried in vain to shut out the sound of Sazz screaming at what remained of his friend, as they kept to the shadows and headed for the woods. How could one man ruin so many lives? No, not ruin. Destroy. He no longer had a right to live. Not after all the blood he’d greedily spilled with his sword. Not after all the atrocities he’d committed. Yet here he stood. Somewhere in the distant, unrecorded past he had been alone. It wasn’t fun being the gatekeeper to hell. The only thing worse was being evil’s bitch, and Gunon had been that, too. Willingly. Unashamed. Undead. A twice-designated guardian to a world he’d done his damnedest to annihilate. Yeah, it didn’t make sense to him either. The spirits were ever a mystery. He couldn’t even begin to fathom their reasoning in allowing him to return here. But then the one lesson he’d learned through all of this was the truth in the old saying—man has responsibility, not power. After all these years, he finally understood what that meant. I will not fail them. Or himself.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Dream Cycle 'Oath of Blood'

"I have seen the night torn into tiny dark strips and woven into shapes too bleak for dreams."
‘What does all this have to do with Sazz?’ snapped Blade. "Or perhaps if I told, how my people guard the gates between this world and the world of magic, a brotherhood sworn to guard the wall between the human world and the demon realm, have relied only on one another for centuries?"
"The same,’ agreed Blade. "They would laugh into my face, beat me for the intrusion, and lock me in their deepest dungeon for the rest of my days. No, there’s nothing that can be done. We stand alone in this fight…win or lose."
In her, he sees a strength he admires and a body he longs to caress. Yet demons are determined to break down the portal Blade has sworn to protect, using Sazz as their key. Now as a rogue sorcerer leads the enemy ever closer, Sazz and Blade have only one hope. Both must surrender to their darkest passions--and unleash their most dangerous, untested desires. -Which is more deadly, their passion or their power?
Find out in the upcoming book The Dream Cycle 'Oath of the Blood' coming soon.
—Blade the swordmaster

Saturday, July 11, 2015

My Book Widget

Finished book

Book is finally ready hope you enjoy it.

Dream Quest Series: What are you working on next?

Dream Quest Series: What are you working on next? Obviously, The Dream ...: What are you working on next? Obviously, The Dream Quest Series is set up for a sequels. I've written the first three chapters so far, t...
What are you working on next? Obviously, The Dream Quest Series is set up for a sequels. I've written the first three chapters so far, they are quite fast-paced, but I'm pleased so far that the character of Blade has translated well into the new plots, which is quite twisted and has a few shocks and surprises. Some other Dream Quest characters crop up too, it's a chance to explore the darker sides of people who in The Wolf Dream are just names in Blade's history. The working title is Dark Master (sorry Brian and Linda!). I've also got a third plot roughed out for a third Blade outing - I believe it has a killer twist, if I can pull off the writing! So it may end up as what some would describe as a threesome ("trilogy" is way too fancy a title!).

The oldest, most divesting war of all time has found a way into the world, and is now inflicting itself on all of creation. Heaven and Hell are no longer the only settings for this terrible conflict. The story is taken a place right now on our planet in the 21st century. Angels and demons are among us. And they are bringing their war down upon us. A war in which we are insignificant; a war that we would not have thought possible and that will change our lives forever.

Friday, July 10, 2015

BLADE snapped awake, gasping for breath, and the dark dreams that held him abated. The sun was chasing away the morning fog, and the lingering unease slowly retreated just below the surface of his thoughts. “Are you all right?” Sazz asked solemnly. “Those must have been some dreams. You were muttering most of the night, but I guess that is to be expected given the circumstances,” Sazz said, glancing at Blade. Blade wondered what he had been muttering, and for a moment he considered just telling Sazz everything. How long would these dreams haunt him? How long had it been since his dreams were just that—dreams, a brief respite from the waking world? Where would these dreams take him?

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Prologue to The Wolf Dream


He's in the dream and wants to wake up, but when he does he has this giant wolf inside him, and he jumps off the front porch into the yard and tries to roll it away, but it won't go. It's rapidly taking over and he is growling and he feels his tailbone begin to extend until there is this long beating thing behind him. His eyes have rays that spread from pupil into the iris. Their sometimes called flashes, and is a sign of psychic powers. That is why the color of them cast off a golden hue. He turned his head this way and that as the Wolf Dream began, and the air was full of scents he was starting to recognize. He opened his mouth and his tongue came out, as he started panting. He opened his eyes wide, and then howled as the dreams pike built to finish the Wolf Dream. He was coming into the Wolf Dream too strongly; to try to control this spike was like trying to contain the wolf from coming out. He could only control his thoughts of the real world, keeping him from entering the Wolf Dream too quickly. Step by step he learned balance; wolf whenever the wolf was needed and the man whenever the man was needed. He let himself be drawn into the dream. Blade was quick to learn, and having been the one who created the Dream Gate gave him the advantage. Where would this path of understanding lead? He moved awkwardly toward the shelter of the forest. If he is apprehensive or disrupted by an enemy, he will kill. He is the master of the Wolf Dream. So those are the details, the facts. That is how the story ends. But the story never ends, does it? History- the rolling waves of thunder of incidence after incidence, propelled by lightening, currents of chance and luck and coincidence- streams right along with no regard for beginning or endings. The only true end is present moment, the seething forward edge of the wave. So let me bring you right up to the present. As I write this, the story must be told exactly as it unfolds.