Graham Joyce (October 22, 1954 - September 9, 2014)

It is with great sadness that I post the loss of another beautiful voice. I believe Greg said it much better than I could in is G+ post earlier this morning:

"Graham Joyce, the talented speculative fiction author I first posted about in April of this year has died of lymphatic cancer.  Graham was a winner of the British fantasy award six times in his career.  He was a Twitter friend and an inspiration to me both as someone living through a terminal disease and a writer.  His insights into the human psyche can be found on his blog at: http://www.grahamjoyce.co.uk 

His latest book and much of his work can be found on Amazon.  If you are a fan of hauntings, horrors, and the nature of man, you owe it to yourself to read Graham Joyce." 
~G. W. Huber, G+ ,Shared publicly  -  9/13/14 2:51 AM  #Books

Please also see The Guardian's article on Graham: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/10/graham-joyce-fantasy-author-dies-aged-59

May there be many hugs in heaven...

Down by the Schoolyard

As children simultaneously
advance
   and retreat
at once screaming and spellbound
by my little white dog,
I smile 
at them 
and at him--ever puzzled 
and patient
by the onslaught of small silly humans.

Inspired by: Monday Musings: September 8, 2014 -- Word/Phrase Prompt

Monday Musings: September 8, 2014 -- Word/Phrase Prompt

Prompt: Observing chaos

What to do: Write, film, compose, draw, paint, or otherwise express yourself based on the concept of standing on the sideline watching as the action (madness) happens.

If you are open to sharing, just put a link to your inspired creation in the comments section of this post. :)

Prompt inspired by: My general living conditions. ;)


Random Wisdom: Jim Butcher - Family

“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family. ” ~ Jim Butcher

A Deanian Haiku

Lost in northern winds,
bonsai leaves, in their passing,
shiver and are gone.


Inspired by Monday Musings: September 1, 2014 -- Image Prompt

Monday Musings: September 1, 2014 -- Image Prompt

Prompt:


What to do: Write, film, compose, draw, paint, or otherwise express yourself based on the image above. If you are open to sharing, just put a link to your inspired creation in the comments section of this post.

Prompt inspired by: The fabulous artwork of Roger Dean.

Random Wisdom: Les Brown - Hoop Quote

I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames. ~ Les Brown

Cycling Incubus

I awoke in pain and alone vaguely recalling the recent car accident. Momentarily confusing stair railings for the bars of a hospital be...