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Poem: Emergent

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #286, 29 Oct 2014.

Prompt: Emerging

Emergent

encased beneath the earth
awakened by a sense of life
it breaks free of the walls
protecting it, constraining it
pushing through the dirt
moving slowly upward
it rises into the open air
welcomed by its gardener

 

Teaser Tuesday post for 28 October 2014:

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J. K. RowlingAnd then, without warning, the silence was rent by a voice unlike any they had heard in the wood; and it uttered, not a panicked shout, but what sounded like a spell.

“MORSMORDRE!”

from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

 

 

 

 

Teaser Tuesday logo

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Poem: Solid

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #285, 22 Oct 2014.

Prompt: Foundation

Solid

“We build it up and build it up and build it up.
Now it’s solid. Solid as a rock”
– from “Solid as a Rock” by Ashford & Simpson

we
start
simple
mish and mash
basic elements
heaped upon more of the basics
until we’re strong enough to support the advanced ones

 

Teaser Tuesday post for 21 October 2014:

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling“There is no need to say any more, Miss Granger.  Tell me, which of you will be dying this year?”

from Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

 

 

 

 

Teaser Tuesday logo

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Poem: Outbreak

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #284, 15 Oct 2014.

Prompt: Pick-up

Outbreak

What started
with a nice little walk
on a nice little trip
to a nice little cabin
became a nice little case
of Fleabola!

 

Teaser Tuesday post for 14 October 2014:

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J. K. RowlingHe rolled up his sleeves, brandished his wand, and bellowed, “Peskipiksi Pesternomi!

It had absolutely no effect; one of the pixies seized his wand and threw it out of the window, too.

from Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

 

 

 

 

Teaser Tuesday logo

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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In re-reading Stephen King’s novels, I often find pearls of wisdom in the Introductions, such as with the quote below.

The following excerpt is from “An Introductory Note”:

“”But it isn’t about the money, no matter what the glossy tabloids may say, and it’s not about selling out, as the more arrogant critics really seem to believe.  The fundamental things still apply as time goes by, and for me the object hasn’t changed–the job is still getting to you, Constant Reader, getting you by the short hairs and, hopefully, scaring you so badly you won’t be able to go to sleep without leaving the bathroom light on.” – from the Introduction to the book”

While I may not ever write a horror novel, or even a short story, my goal is the same as Mr. King:  to get to you.  After all, “getting to you” is simply a matter of making an emotional connection.  I may write fantasy stories, but I still want to have you make some connection to one or more of the characters, even if it’s the bad guy, that keeps you turning the pages, that makes you yearn to know their deepest desires and fears, that makes you talk to your bookish friends about the characters as if they are your friends, to get to you.

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