Boughs laden with red
Tom Pots and Worcester Pearmain
apples for bobbing
I haven’t tried the Daily Prompt at WordPress before, but somehow today it touched me, so I’m having a try. Michelle W. says . . .
‘Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. What would your seven words be?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us SEVEN.’
I decided to haiku, here are my attempts.
By seeking inside
first nurture and love yourself
then love you will attract
Bursting from my skin
searing, I must be alive
all consuming pain
Tiniest new growth
changing each new day
girl child brings me joy
Stillness of the dawn
a golden hour full of peace
before the world awakes
Never far away
somewhere someone nears death
may it be timely
No more oppression
human struggle for an end
Open wide your heart
abundance is yours, accept
always be thankful
See more over at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/daily-prompt-seven/
So many of you were interested in yesterdays picture for ‘stone’ that I felt I had to show you a little more of the building.
Aren’t they pretty? And thanks to Nikki for adding this link to Facebook,
I was wandering through the streets in the old part of Bristol today with some friends and we came across some pretty almshouses. The were behind closed gates so it was difficult to get a good view but these stone carvings were set in the brick on the first floor. They are the Magi, carrying their gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrhh.
I thought they were perfect for Ailsa’s challenge this week.
If you would like to join in or see some other interpretations visit her at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/10/25/travel-theme-stone/
It was difficult to avoid a sunset and sea photo for this weeks challenge but eventually I found this one. Over in Suffolk, if you walk south along the beach from Lowestoft you will find this church. It was something I’d never seen before, a church on a beach so even though the light was dull I snapped it for the memory.
I’m sure you can come up with a much better horizon, so why not post it at
Today I’m thrilled to be taking part in a cover reveal for TB Markinson’s second novel, Marionette.
Here we go!
Author: T. B. Markinson
Cover Designer: Derek Murphy
Publication Date: December 2013
Paige Alexander is seventeen and has her whole life in front of her. One day her girlfriend comes home to discover that Paige has slit her wrists. Paige isn’t insane, but she acts like she is. Why?
After the incident, Paige agrees to go to therapy to appease her girlfriend, Jess. However, Paige doesn’t believe that therapy will help her. She believes she’s beyond help. Paige doesn’t want to find herself and she doesn’t want to relive her painful past in order to come to terms with it. What Paige wants is control over her life, which she hasn’t had since her birth.
During her childhood, Paige is blamed for a family tragedy, when in fact, her twin sister, Abbie was responsible. Abbie doesn’t come forward and Paige becomes the pariah of the family.
To add to Paige’s woes while attending a college in a small town in Colorado, the residents are in the midst of debating whether or not gays and lesbians should have equal rights. Tension is high and there’s a threat of violence. She isn’t out of the closet and pretends to be straight at school since she fears what will happen if her parents find out she’s a lesbian. Will she end up dead like her best friend, Alex?
T. B. Markinson is a 39-year old American writer, living in England, who pledged she would publish before she was 35. Better late than never. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling around the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in England, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order. Marionette is her second novel. A Woman Lost was her debut novel.
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