My e-book, “Old Bamboo Wind Chimes (Peace of Mind)” , a collection of original haiku and waka I just finished writing is up on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai as of today. You can click HERE to see the announcement and eventual comments about the book and HERE to read on-line and eventually down-load the book. You might remember on last week’s Just a Note I wrote all about the book and how it came to be that I was publishing with Chèvrefeuille’s Publications. The haiku below is the winning haiku with the photo I used to illustrate it in the new book.
off old bamboo wind-chimes
I was so excited to send the completed e-book off that ,unfortunately, I didn’t think to send Francesco Neri’s original cover-design to Chèvrefeuille (tell the truth I myself at this moment don’t have the original completed book-cover design myself!). I hope to e-mail it to Chèvrefeuille some time today. I’ll also add a link to the book at the side of my blog sometime later (I’ve got a full schedule this morning) … hope you enjoy the book!
Do you know AnElephant? He’s a delightful pink elephant that writes great stories and poetry in his blog named “anelephantcant“!
He’s written a novella by the name of “The Second Request” and published it in pdf e-book form that you can download from his blog. Here’s what he has to say:
AnElephantCant count all his money
He soon will be as rich as King Croesus
He has several rooms
Full of shiny doubloons
And great piles of diamonds and sundry gold pieces
Both his readers probably know he is fibbing
But he has a reason which to him makes great sense
His book is now free
Because he wants to see
If he can help Scotland achieve her Independence
Now the book is not overtly political
It is a thriller exciting and short
It is set in the future
Which we all have to nurture
And that means Freedom if you are a Scot
In his homeland the ballot is secret
But AnElephant’s intentions are not hard to guess
This is just a daft verse
But if you read his words
He has only one vote but his vote is Yes!”
So, pop over to his post “Wheeee Look It’s a Free E-book!” The book looks like this:
The Second Request by anelephantcant
Between you and me, it’s a delightful mystery …. it begins when all the children in a certain area of Scotland disappear only to reappear shortly after a mother makes an appeal…but I don’t want to ruin the story for you, go and get your copy by clicking the link above to “anelephantcant”!
Have a nice day, and happy reading! Bastet