Teaser Tuesday: The Shining (again)

Teaser Tuesday post for 24 January 2017
from The Shining by Stephen King

Jack came out onto the porch, tugging the tab of his zipper up under his chin, blinking into the bright air.  In his left hand he was holding a battery-powered hedge-clipper.

Teaser Tuesday logoTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker. 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!

Teaser Tuesday: The Shining

Teaser Tuesday post for 17 January 2017
from The Shining by Stephen King

He had lost his temper again, only a little, but enough to make him feel sick and afraid.  A drink would blunt that feeling, oh yes.

Teaser Tuesday logoTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker. 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!

Teaser Tuesday: Tuf Voyaging

Teaser Tuesday post for 10 January 2017
from Tuf Voyaging by George R. R. Martin

In the long, narrow communications room, Haviland Tuf moved from seat to seat, studying the planet on a dozen of the room's hundred viewscreens.  Three small grey kittens kept him company, bounding across the consoles, pausing only to slap at each other.

Teaser Tuesday logoTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB (Jenn) at Books and a Beat. 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!

Teaser Tuesday: Decision Points

Teaser Tuesday post for 25 October 2016
from Decision Points by George W. Bush

Just before entering the doors, they turned to face the crowd and lifted the coffin for a last time.  As they did, the clouds parted and the sun shined through onto the simple wooden box.

Teaser Tuesday logoTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB (Jenn) at Books and a Beat. 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!

Teaser Tuesday: Watchers (and again)

Teaser Tuesday post for 20 September 2016
from Watchers by Dean Koontz

In the dark, Travis could reach out and touch both the shotgun and Einstein.  He took greater reassurance from the presence of the dog than from the gun.

Teaser Tuesday logoTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB (Jenn) at Books and a Beat. 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!

Teaser Tuesday: Watchers (again)

Teaser Tuesday post for 13 September 2016
from Watchers by Dean Koontz

But now that they'd heard the disturbance in the model home, their training and instinct required them to act more boldly.  They moved toward the back of the house.

Teaser Tuesday logoTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB (Jenn) at Books and a Beat. 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!

Teaser Tuesday: Watchers

Teaser Tuesday post for 6 September 2016
from Watchers by Dean Koontz

Travis shared that conviction.  His atavistic fear -and the reliance on instinct that it invoked- sent him hurrying after the dog, over the far side of the ridge, into another tree-filled canyon.

Teaser Tuesday logoTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB (Jenn) at Books and a Beat. 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!

Teaser Tuesday: Siren’s Song

Teaser Tuesday post for 23 August 2016
from Storm Siren by Mary Weber

"If you are too weak to fight in this war with a woman, then perhaps you should join your sons. As I recall, they waged their own perverted war upon half the women in this village before I put an end to it."

Teaser Tuesday logoTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB (Jenn) at Books and a Beat. 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!

Poem: Village Mayor

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “An Entertaining Summer” Poem-A-Day event

Day 28, July 28th

Prompt: Village in Late Summer

(form:  a sextet of shadormas)

Village Mayor

Our village

is really one street;
not much more
than a block
that dead-ends with a walk-thru
to a walking trail.
The Mayor,
an original
resident
of the street,
knows everyone, young and old;
shares the history
and the news
and the scuttlebutt
about buying
and selling,
the living and the dying,
arranges flowers,
helps walk dogs,
unblocks city drains,
and warns you
to secure
your potential projectiles
when a storm’s coming.
An artist,
she watercolors
local scenes
and wildlife,
turns them into Christmas Cards
she gives out each year
in exchange
for nothing other
than living
on her street,
for living in her village,
for being neighbors.

Poems: When summer showers interrupt & The Picnic

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “An Entertaining Summer” Poem-A-Day event

Day 19, July 19th

Prompt: Summer Picnic

(form: lune)

When summer showers interrupt…

When summer showers
Interrupt
Just dance in the rain

 

(form: shadorma)

The Picnic
Deep gazes
Eyes mirror blue skies
Bare shoulder
Light laughter
Lighter touch…Now I’m sweating
So…I drink her in.