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Love’s Lament

Love’s Lament





Cold hearts, jilted and soiled,

With souls frosted in shadows,




And speak not of the chill that binds your spirit,

Or the coldness that has turned your heart,

A new day comes with sparkling new promises.

There is hope, there is joy,

There is love.



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This is an excerpt from a email my sister sent me after finishing my books. I asked her to read them and be honest in her assessment. I needed to know if she liked them. ”Give it to me straight, kiddo, don’t hold back.” Or something like that.

 Having been her older brother forever, I was leaving myself open for the wammy of the century. I mean what sister wouldn’t. One shot to even the score. But she didn’t. And neither did Darleen, Sandy, Twila and Marla. They all answered the same call. They gave it to me straight. McMillan is scary.

…”the hairs on my neck and my sleepless night are almost over.  “I cry Uncle!”  Once again — like the morbid gawker I felt like, I couldn’t put the damned things down once I started.  No - he wouldn’t do that, oh crap!  That was worse than expected.  I know I am rambling a bit, but the horror and psychological horror left me feeling helpless in its grip.  I wanted to scream “look out” at several points in all the books.” 


I’ve had a number of people ask where I get my material. Most of it springs from personal experiences or memories of things I’ve noticed in life. I’m like a leaky sieve that way. Ideas come and go. Occasionally one flitters past my mind’s eye that looks interesting and I grab it. After that it can go into a poem, a short story or possible a novel. The only problem it that the process is not genre specific. It can be anything which leads to problems.    

Right now I have several ideas in several genre in varying degrees of completeness, and every one is burning a hole in my head trying to get out. Which is not good. I can’t write that fast.

I’ve complained to other writers about it, but they just roll their eyes at me. I guess having such a problem is not a bad thing afterall. It’s just finding the time to do it.

So, there you have it. Where my ideas come from. I just finished a fantasy novel and after Colleen finishes editing, I’ll post a few pages. Once its on Lulu.com I’ll add it to the books category.

It’s off to the gym then a couple hours writing. Hopefully nothing will pique my interest and send me off on another tangent.