Snowfall – Haiku Poetry

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Winter’s flamboyance
Snowfall’s crystal miracle
Diamonds on my tongue

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An Excerpt from C.S. Boyack’s New Book, Voyage of the Lanternfish

Author Don Massenzio

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome C.S. Boyack to my blog and help him spread the word about his new book. I have met many authors along the way, but Craig is one who, in my voracious reading life, gets his books added to my Kindle as soon as they come out. I have read all of his books and thoroughly enjoy his writing style, no matter the genre.

It’s hard to put his books in a distinct category. It’s just fun to start reading one and enjoy the ride.

To set the scene, this happened at officer’s mess in the captain’s cabin. Mal, the ship surgeon asked about a pendant worn by one of the other officers. Let’s pick it up there.

So, sit back and enjoy this excerpt from Voyage of the Lanternfish.

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Mal turned to Johnny Jump Up and pointed to his necklace. “This?”

“Just…

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The Bamboo Fishing Pole

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canepolesI grew up with Zebco 202’s and caught quite a few bluegills, shiners, and catfish with them in the pond next door. I even snagged a gator once but that was nothing compared to the nasty snapping turtle that tried to take his wrath out on my fingers. But I always preferred my bamboo fishing pole, the line tied to the tip, and the bobber. This may sound a little crazy but I really was a kid in cutoff bluejeans and straw hat chewing a blade of grass while the bamboo pole sat between my knees and the red and white bobber floated in the pond. Yep, and I even leaned back against a tree.

That bamboo pole taught me a lot about life. I learned patience sitting for hours between nibbles and bites. I learned to resist the urge to yank the pole up until I felt the living…

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Character Assassination – A Poem

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Moving flat against my vision
-left to right is how you like it-
I play you like a God
But your independence betrays me
And I kill you off.

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iDoctor – A Poem in Prose

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The anemic landscape unexcites me
as I settle in for a long cold winter.
Here and there are cached supplies
to see me through my ennui.
Mostly dry goods, I’ll leave them damp
and lying in crumpled heaps scattered
where they’re used. The liquids I’ll
ingest as I did the chicken soup mom
loved to spoon into my mouth.
Nothing else matters as long as the
tower fan blows warm against my arm and
the tv gives off a low pleasant hum of
muffled voices and the cat lies purring
against my back.
Except my phone; I’ll need to look
through red-rimmed eyes to see who’s liked my
latest post.

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The 2019 Author Interview Series Featuring Judy Penz Sheluk

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Welcome to my 2019 Author Interview Series. This is the third year that I have featured authors on my blog. Each year, I’ve tried to provide them with unique questions that will tell you,…

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Choosing a Book Title – Be Smart

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When I wrote my first novel, I wanted the main character to be, like me, and Italian American. There are many Italian-sounding first names I could have gone with, Tony, Johnny, Carmine, etc. I…

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