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Travels with a Donkey: Wisdom from Robert Louis Stevenson

I thought I would share a few of my favorite quotes from Travels with a Donkey, since I’ve been traveling and reading the pocket version my father gave me for my birthday. The Victorian Robert Louis Stevenson is one of my favorite authors from my favorite time periods, and I still think Dr. Jekyll and… Continue reading Travels with a Donkey: Wisdom from Robert Louis Stevenson

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A Rondel Lamenting the Slow Demise of the Indie Bookstore

Bookcases, empty and bare, Stand purposeless, as if in error. Where once the walls were lined with books Now barren shelves attract no looks   The dark store, a cavernous lair, A shadowy shell of what was there When we could lose ourselves with care In stories from book-laden nooks, Then fly away.   The… Continue reading A Rondel Lamenting the Slow Demise of the Indie Bookstore

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LAST MAN WAKING: a tale of sickness and sleep

LAST MAN WAKING: a tale of sickness and sleep

Encephalitis Lethargica (from Wikipedia): “The disease attacks the brain, leaving some victims in a statue-like condition, speechless and motionless. Between 1915 and 1926, an epidemic of encephalitis lethargica spread around the world; no recurrence of the epidemic has since been reported, though isolated cases continue to occur.”

…until now. LAST MAN WAKING: my new short story has been published by Roar and Thunder in Australia and is free to read online!