Flashback Fridays continue with this strange item I found written on the back of a notebook. Is it worthy of life beyond the box in which it was found? Not entirely sure! There are a few things going on here that I like, and for me at least, there’s a vibe that’s interesting. Feels a bit like excerpts from different poems jammed into one. Perhaps it will lead to several more…regardless of it’s merit, I give it life today.
Purple lasting longer
Than any other shade
Disciples of deceit
Carrying traumas of regular anticipation.
What could take us away
From casual frustration
And scheduled stress
Posing questions is three on a match.
Befuddled stars scratch
Their heads and shrug
Turning to the cameras.
Alien to natural design.
Obstacle to daily life.
Irrational to all biological function.
We simply think too much.
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I’ll be heading down to the Boca Raton area for a Leather to the Corinthians book signing on June 8. Come join me at Docking Bay 94 Comics and Games from 3-6pm.
On a personal note, I spent 5 years teaching at West Boca Raton HS so I’m really looking forward to seeing some of my old students and colleagues. Hope to see you there as well.
My first post-release interview! I like this author thing, I think I’ll keep it.
The other day I was honored to have the opportunity to talk to Lynda Haviland, a fantastic author and blogger. She put me over the coals and made me answer the tough questions. I barely made it out of the interview alive.
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See you there!
As I go further down the blogging hole, I am finding more places to plant my flag. This afternoon, I went ahead and set up my GoodReads profile and rated a crap load of books. About 200. Good start. I know its been around for a while, but I just hadn’t thought much of it. Glad I joined up, as there are places to post your writing, and of course, get good recommendations for books to pick up. Although I have only so much time in the day, I figure a few minutes on GoodReads in the morning can’t hurt.
If you have a Good Reads profile, hit me up: Tom Lucas on GoodReads
I’m also going to try to throw in a review whenever I can. For my first, I chose The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. I’m going for small capsule reviews, I don’t have time to write essays and why force people to read them.
Here’s my first review:
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It’s the second book in a trilogy, but only god and Atwood know when that third book is coming out. I’d like to frakking know! Atwood does a great job of taking every bit of ugly that you can find in modern first world living, turns the knobs a bit, and steps back. Her future is our future, no doubt.
The Year of the Flood is literary when it needs to be, and crass when it has to be.
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