You Are Big. I Am Small.

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You have exhausted me
I am a shell of a man
Enduring your endless
Boasts and hyperbole

You are not unique
I’ve suffered many
Like you before
Chest bowing crowing

I wonder what
Tragic event unfolded
To make you like this
What great legend speaks

I don’t understand
The need the want
Of a hole that
You must endlessly fill

You do have my pity
As I groan under my breath
Pausing to let you tell
Another moronic story

Sympathetic, yes
After all we are friends
And I am a man of
Honor and patience

But there are times
When I cannot help
But feel that you are as small
As you make yourself big

That comforts me
Gives me the strength
To fight at your side
Against the maws of the beast

Seeing you as less than
Makes you tolerable
But I cannot help but wonder
If it makes me egotistical instead.

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Are You a Book Reviewer?

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I’m still under NDA, but just between you and me and the Internet, I have a new book coming out in a few weeks.

I AM DYING TO TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT….HAVE TO WAIT JUST A BIT LONGER…

My publisher has given me a PDF version for distributing to reviewers. I’m curious if anyone out there in WordPress-land (and the greater WordPress-land area) might be interested? I’m looking for folks with book review blogs and the like.

Quick facts:

It’s a novella. You can read it in an afternoon.

It’s the tender story of a four-armed, war hammer wielding, intergalactic gladiator. Think comedic space opera laced with potty humor.

Interested?

Reply below to secure your review copy today. You can also click on “Contact” on the navigation menu up top.
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Soon.

soon

The check is in the mail.
You’re next in line.
The other light just turned red.
Your order is shipping today.
The curtain is opening.
Your call is important to us.

Thank you for holding.

Your grades will be posted tomorrow.
The timer is ticking down.
Storm clouds are forming.
The bus is one stop away.
The pizza should be getting here.
Your file is downloading.

Buffering.

The grass is growing.
The paint is drying.
The cake is baking.
The dryer is buzzing.
The commercial is shouting.
A secret is waiting.

To be whispered.

The nurse will call your name.
You’re the next patient.
The MRI will be reviewed next week.
We should have your test results in two days.
We will call you if it is serious.
You shouldn’t have to worry.

White knuckles.

I’m going to have to get back to you.
Sign the papers and you’ll have it.
We’re just waiting for clearance.
The judge is in his chambers.
The jury is debating.
And then we will know.

Soon.

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WHY U NO?

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I’ve been trying to contact you
Although I have never said a word
I’ve been typing my thoughts to you
And sending them like prayers out
Into the ether. Never seen, but merely whispers

You have not responded
I must assume you are getting my messages
What do you think when you look down to read them?
Do you think me a fool, an asshole, or misguided?

Your apathy angers me
Your unwillingness to let me in frustrates me
Your disregard for my feelings disturbs me
Why are you so willing to ignore me?

Ignore my thoughts, my feelings, my plans, my needs, my love?
How can you go about your day without a concern.
Without a glance, without a nod, or a we’ll talk soon.
Your lack of response has driven me mad.
I have diminished myself by lurking, stalking.

I see you on your Facebook
Liking a person’s status
Making cute little comments
Posting, posting, posting.

What have you been doing the last two days?
The days that you have been ignoring me?
Let’s look at that timeline and see.
Oh.

You lost your phone in the toilet.

My bad.

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Big Book Giveaway Event – CHECK IT OUT!

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I’m giving away five ebook editions of my novel, Leather to the Corinthians as a part of a mega-contest-giveaway-promotion for fellow author Brian Braden, who’s throwing the shindig to celebrate the release of his new novel, Tears of the Dead.

He’s gathered up a ton of books from a variety of authors and there will be giveaways (print and ebooks and some other surprises) all day long, for the next three days.

All you have to do to have a chance to win is join the event on Facebook, which you can do here:

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/events/870116096349702/

Winners will be chosen at random and it’s looking like there will be a lot of them — why not you?

And don’t just join the event! Stop by and say hey to all the cool people that will be virtually hanging out. See you there.

Leather to the Corinthians: Now available in every e-book format!

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Hi All,

I’ve recently released my novel from the confines of the Kindle-verse. You can still purchase it on Amazon, but I’ve put out a Smashwords edition and it can now be read on the Nook, Kobo eReader, and iOS devices.

It’s also available through Oyster and Scribd, so those of you with subscriptions to those services can download it as well.

To celebrate, LTTC is only $2.99 for all versions except Kindle, which is holding steady at $3.99.

Leather to the Corinthians on:

Smashwords

Barnes and Noble Nook

Apple (iBooks)

Kobo

Oyster

Scribd

 

Coming Soon!

Overdrive version for libraries

Baker & Taylor Blio

 

Lightning Rides and Other Highs: My Poetry Collection

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I have a small collection of my early poetry that has been available online for almost two years, but I have never bothered to promote it.

Not sure why. Perhaps I wasn’t feeling confident or the fact that it’s only an ebook, or that the platform that sells it was new at the time and I didn’t know if they would make it.

Well, it’s time to let my neglected child see the light of day. So here it is.

It’s only $1.50 and features some of the poems on this site and other early works. As long as you have an e-reader that can handle an ePub file, you’ll be good to go.

Click here to grab a “copy.”

Happy Sunday.

Creative Writing – Poetry – Short Pieces – News – By Tom Lucas

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