Icarus in Hell

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For those who say

that I received my due rewards

that Pride has no place

in the human heart,

let them be cursed.

Let it be known,

amongst all beings,

both living and dead,

I really wanted to achieve more.

There is more to this “Icarus”

that tried to knock on Heaven’s Door.

There is more to this “Icarus”,

the boy who tried and failed.

There is more to this “Icarus”,

who only scraped the heel of Heaven’s floor.

My friends,

be warned

I will not rest

until the legend of my second attempt

climbs higher ever the more.

Dropping me in Hades

was only the beginning.

God Stay With Me

Courtesy of Morgue FIle

Courtesy of Morgue File

My Sins are too much to bear,

My Triumphs are too weak.

My Heart is folding,

and my tired Hands are too weak.

I only have these few words

within my soul

that I can still speak.

There is no one else in the Universe

whose Love I so desperately need.

God, please stay with me.

Writers of the Future Digital Bundle

Writers of the Future 31, which I received and reviewed last year, is being included in a very cool Science Fiction & Fantasy digital bundle.

This collection of digital books, allows you to name your own price.  Feel free to check it out

Science Fiction’s Best Digital Bundle

Writers of the Future

The Writers of the Future is an anthology of the winning stories in a writing contest that helps find and launch new science fiction and fantasy authors & illustrators. This digital bundle of ebooks includes authors who have either won the contest or are judges for the contest. Authors include David Farland, Kevin J. Anderson, Brad Torgesen, and Jay Lake.

…Authors… best to try not to take ourselves too seriously…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:

…this ol’ Jurassic is starting to sound more and more like Methuselah ev’ry day, I know, Mabel… but, heck, when yeez get to a certain vintage, yeez are allowed to rabbit on about some things… many years ago, sumb’dy told me, ‘take yer job seriously, take yer profession seriously, take yer career seriously… in essence, take yer WURK seriously… but heaven forfend yeez should ever take yerself too seriously’… sound advice… now, I’m not trying to give yeez the Miss WURLD candidates’, I wanna save the planet and ev’rybody in it’ pitch of naiveté, but there’s a ton of merit in keeping things real… the ability to laff at myself has saved my Scottish a*se on so many occasions… and believe me there have been plenty of opportunities over the years to make a fool of me and my antics… right now, I’m ecstatically immersed with Crooked Cat…

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Povery’s Playpen

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Let us got to Poverty’s Playpen

where you find the worst of society’s

the ones who will never amount to nothin’

or so they say…..

The cheats, hustlers, pimps, prostitutes, and thieves

the wasteful, the lazy, the indolent, the unworthy

anyone waiting for a handout, not a hand up.

or so they say….

Let us go to Poverty’s Playpen,

but only to see them,

not to be one of them

because all who enter Poverty’s Playpen

will never leave

or so they say….

Icarus Revisted

Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Plunging down

from Heaven’s gates

his wings now melting

with quickening haste

Icarus feels flight for the first and only time.

Yet,

even then

the stubborn mind of icarus,

falls squarely on one thing–

In flying so high did he actually aim too low i

n only seeking Heaven’s door?

Bad Book Reviews: Not About Your Book, But About Your Readers’ Expectations

Several months ago, when I was planning the promotion for my first book, On Hearing of My Mother’s Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter’s Memoir of Mental Illness, I decided to publish som…

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