Teaser Tuesday: Tide of Darkness: The Lost Colony Theater Murders

Teaser Tuesday post for 24 February 2015
from Tide of Darkness: The Lost Colony Theater Murders by Joseph L.S. Terrell

Tide of Darkness: The Lost Colony Theater Murders by Joseph L.S. Terrell
The gun made Keely nervous, and as her depression increased, I decided to get rid of it, and I gave it back to my cousin.  Now, maybe it's time for another one.

 

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Teaser Tuesday logoTeaser 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!

Not Necessarily Ekphrasis (NNE): Dares The Night

NNE_DaresTheNightThe poem

Clouds roll in
as the sun dips low
She surmounts
the hillock,
casts her shadow ‘gainst the sky,
…dares the night to come

 

Ekphrasis, boiled down, is art describing another work of art.  For poetry, the example most sites provide is John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”  I call this category of posts ‘Not Necessarily Ekphrasis’, because all of the poems won’t necessarily describe the pic on which they will be placed.  I may find the picture a good match for the mood of the poem, or it may actually be an ekphrastic poem.

Not Necessarily Ekphrasis (NNE): Be The Bigger Goat

NNE_BeTheBiggerGoatThe poem
When you encounter
your life’s trolls
be the bigger goat

 

 

 

 

Ekphrasis, boiled down, is art describing another work of art.  For poetry, the example most sites provide is John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”  I call this category of posts ‘Not Necessarily Ekphrasis’, because all of the poems won’t necessarily describe the pic on which they will be placed.  I may find the picture a good match for the mood of the poem, or it may actually be an ekphrastic poem.

Not Necessarily Ekphrasis (NNE): Time Passed By

NNE_TimePassedByThe poem

dreams of time passed by,
lives long gone;
times held fast by love

 

 

 

 

Ekphrasis, boiled down, is art describing another work of art.  For poetry, the example most sites provide is John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”  I call this category of posts ‘Not Necessarily Ekphrasis’, because all of the poems won’t necessarily describe the pic on which they will be placed.  I may find the picture a good match for the mood of the poem, or it may actually be an ekphrastic poem.

Not Necessarily Ekphrasis (NNE): Burying Emotions

NNE_GentleFlakesOfSnowThe poem
gentle flakes of snow
alight upon her shoulders
burying emotions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ekphrasis, boiled down, is art describing another work of art.  For poetry, the example most sites provide is John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”  I call this category of posts ‘Not Necessarily Ekphrasis’, because all of the poems won’t necessarily describe the pic on which they will be placed.  I may find the picture a good match for the mood of the poem, or it may actually be an ekphrastic poem.

Teaser Tuesday: 77 Shadow Street (again)

Teaser Tuesday post for 17 February 2015
from 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz

77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz
Both Edna's expression and posture confirmed the reality of the incident:  Her eyes were hoot-owl wide, mouth formed in a perfect O of unvoiced astonishment.

After a silence, Edna said, "Dear, I haven't seen you spring onto action like that since back in the day when a board-of-directors meeting wasn't going well and you had to whip them into line."

 

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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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Not Necessarily Ekphrasis (NNE): They Exhaled


 

 

 

 

 

 

Ekphrasis, boiled down, is art describing another work of art.  For poetry, the example most sites provide is John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”  I call this category of posts ‘Not Necessarily Ekphrasis’, because all of the poems won’t necessarily describe the pic on which they will be placed.  I may find the picture a good match for the mood of the poem, or it may actually be an ekphrastic poem.

Not Necessarily Ekphrasis (NNE): Psychopomps

NNE_SparrowsAreFlying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ekphrasis, boiled down, is art describing another work of art.  For poetry, the example most sites provide is John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”  I call this category of posts ‘Not Necessarily Ekphrasis’, because all of the poems won’t necessarily describe the pic on which they will be placed.  I may find the picture a good match for the mood of the poem, or it may actually be an ekphrastic poem.

Teaser Tuesday: 77 Shadow Street

Teaser Tuesday post for 10 February 2015
from 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz

77 Shadow Street by Dean KoontzEarl Blandon was gone.  Apparently the car had arrived at the third floor, and the ex-senator had disembarked.

 

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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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Teaser Tuesday: Charon’s Claw (The Neverwinter Saga, Book III) (again)

Teaser Tuesday post for 10 February 2015
from Charon’s Claw (The Neverwinter Saga, Book III) by R.A. Salvatore

Charon's Claw by R.A. SalvatoreHis eyes blurred as if he was looking at the world suddenly through a haze of fire.

And in his mind, he heard the elemental's confusion, its anger, its desire to destroy and consume, and a sense of particular hatred...for him.

 

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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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