The Crigofelt Cat – NaPoWriMo – April 17, 2014

Crigofelt Cat – Fun Poem

The crigofelt cat
moves through the alleys of Brildo
avoiding the people
as they shimmer by …

Like wet water puddles
after a day of heavy rain
they shimmer on the streets
through nights and days …

The prettier members
of these particular cats
seem like sunlit water
of pure golden hue …

Usually tawny
they’re like dirty mud puddles
until they retake their form
then they’re soft balls of fur …

They’re the softest of cubbys
that have even been found
so people will cuddle them
for hours at a time …

If you are alone
they’re attracted to you
as to young children
whom they often adopt …

(Not from any egotistical reasons
as scientists would like you to believe
but because of their loving nature
they know healing they give …)

So next when you visit old Brildo town
be careful … don’t jump in the puddles
they may be water puddles
or again then,  they may not!

© g.s.koch

Crigofelt

A species of cat that can only be found in the city of Brildo.  They appear like other types of cats, but they move like puddles of liquid.  People try not to step in them, but it’s very difficult.  If you do then you will find claw marks on your shoes or foot.  Best not to walk around barefoot.  In cat form, the Crigofelt are incredibly soft and love to cuddle.  Nobody knows where they came from, but these creatures will ‘adopt’ a family.  Scientists have noted that the targets are primarily people who live alone and families with small children.  It is rumored that they live off body heat, which is why they love hugging.

© Charles Yallowitz

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Just a Note – February 10, 2014

Hello World!

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I know, I haven’t been writing my Just a Note lately…actually I haven’t been doing a lot of my regular posts…I’m a little blue I think….

Here is sunny Italy we’ve been having a bit of wet weather…two weeks of wet weather in fact and that has more or less kept me at home.  I’d usually go walking rain or shine, but I’ve had a bit of bad weather myself and so it has been the better part of wisdom not to go out.  My muse hasn’t been happy with this decision.

I’ve been doing a lot of prompts to keep the juices flowing.  Last week I wrote for Trifecta, Speakeasy, dVerse, Friday Fictioneers, Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, Ligo Haibun, Poet’s CornerHaibun Thinking and Sunday Photo Fiction.  Think I’ve got them all down, might have missed someone, I’m not sure.  The links will take you directly to the prompt sites.

Reading other people’s blogs has really become a mess, as I was saying to Charles Yallowitz yesterday.  I’m trying to try with the daily digests…at least the posts are all together and it’s easier to follow them.  The reader is the pits lately.  I often  have the problem of having the same post about 20 or more times and nothing else.  Of course, doing the prompts, one should also read the posts of fellow participants.  That can be rather interesting actually as many posts from Blogger which I wouldn’t normally read.

I think that I’ve got the Mid-Winter Blues..probably a little left over energy depletion due to the flu I had and the vitamin and mineral deficiency that my doctor discovered.  I’ve also got a thyroid problem…which we’re working on.

Besides all that, many of the people I’ve been blogging with over the last few months have gone awol.  Poof all of a sudden they’re just not around to read.  I’ve found this pretty depressing.  Of course, I suppose one has to get used to that sort of thing.  There have been many over the last year who have been really prolific and there was a nice feeling and then they just stopped writing.  Maybe they opened a blog somewhere else.  Maybe they just got bored with writing.  Or just simply moved on… Who knows.

Anyway.  I’m hoping to get my act together and start writing again on the 13th Floor.  I haven’t been doing the Pixelventures’ Close-up, which I think I’ll have to rethink before retaking that one up.  I’m happy to say that I do try write for Poet’s Corner at least once a week.  Perhaps I’ll just choose a couple of prompts to write for, it may be less dispersive.

As I was saying to Oliana from Traces of Soul, whilst talking about her fantastic post,  I think I too need a project.  Maybe a series of children stories and poetry.  I should perhaps start deciding to collect my work from last year in some sort of an anthology,  see if I can’t come up with a pamphlet or two of poetry…one for the Japanese poetry, one for the other genre.

Well…that’s more or less all I’ve got to say this week.  Bless you all and have a good time.

Ciao!  Bastet.

Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies

Hello World!  Today is the big day!  The saga of the  Legends of Windemere continues with this third great adventure!

The epic adventures of Luke Callindor and Nyx continue after their journey down the L’Dandrin River in Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower.

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Cover Artist Info- Jason Pedersen

Reeling from his failures in their previous adventure, Luke leads his surviving friends to his hometown.  With his mind frayed and his confidence fractured, Luke must face the family and fiancée he left behind.  It is a brief homecoming when the vampire Kalam attacks the village, forcing Luke and Nyx to break into his lair for the key to resurrecting a fallen warrior.  It is a quest that will force both young heroes to reach new heights of strength and power that they never knew they had.

Can Luke and Nyx escape the lair of Kalam?  And, what role will the orphaned gypsy Sari play in their looming destiny?

Release Date–  December 1st, 2013

And Don’t forget to look up the previous books:

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charlesCharles Yallowitz was born and raised on Long Island, NY, but he has spent most of his life wandering his own imagination in a blissful haze. Occasionally, he would return from this world for the necessities such as food, showers, and Saturday morning cartoons. One day he returned from his imagination and decided he would share his stories with the world. After his wife decided that she was tired of hearing the same stories repeatedly, she convinced him that it would make more sense to follow his dream of being a fantasy author. So, locked within the house under orders to shut up and get to work, Charles brings you Legends of Windemere. He looks forward to sharing all of his stories with you and his wife is happy he finally has someone else to play with.

Go and visit with the author at Legends of Windemere!

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Just A Note! Special!!! The First Round’s On Us is now available!!!

Hello World!

I’m dancing and prancing
Just generally chanting
I’m jubilant so happy
And feeling real snappy
After a week of despondency
Good news! the Anthology
That I participated in
has been
PUBLISHED

That’s right, the We Drink Because We’re Poets a few months back annouced that they would be publishing an anthology entitled: “The First Round’s On Us! An Anthology of Poetic Musings”  Not so long ago we saw the cover design that Sahm had created.  Now we can download that anthology for free!

The First Round’s On Us! An Anthology of Poetic Musings

You’ll Find:

Sahm King : writes poetry and fantasy and fiction as well as the creator of this anthology. His mission: Bring Poetry Back to The World.
Charles Yallowitz: author of the Windemere Series and Poet
MT Blu:  great artist and also manages the We Drink Facebook fanpage
Falicia Lujan: poet, archivest, artist
Trenton Lee Tiemeyer: poet
Lilith Colbert: writer and poet
Rara:  with her winning poem “It’s So Cliché” from the We Drink Because We’re Poets Championship of the Ages Poetry Contest
and
Bastet: Well, that’s me.

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