Chapter 1 – Of Elderberries and Rhubarb with a superb illustration by Jerry Wright is up today at http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue389/genie1.html
along with Chapters 2 and 3.
DJ being my genie friend. He’s feeling quite nervous about his debut now and I keep telling him there’s nothing to worry about but he’s so highly strung and fidgety he’s making me nervous too. Look out for him tomorrow at http://www.bewilderingstories.com.
and counting. My genie DJ is about to burst out of flame and into a Bewildered world in the form of a series.
Jerry Wright very kindly surprised me with an illustration! 🙂
Watch this space…
I can think of no poem of mine more fitting to the occasion than Days of Damselflies in Issue 340 of Bewildering Stories – Here’s a nice image from the internet
and in fact three of my poems, Spring Song, Stain of Light and Tapping the Salamander are in their Second Quarterly Review out this week.
I am always delighted when the editors there afford me that honour because Bewildering Stories sets a high bar in terms of both poetry and fiction.
Speaking of Bewildering Stories – I have a little announcement to make later this week!
Congratulations to Angela Readman whose winning story The End of Spring you can read here
Cuthbert’s Bones, a poem about Chester-le-Street was runner-up in May’s Pygmy Giant’s Competition which means I didn’t win a copy of Nick Perring’s lovely stories, ‘Not So Perfect’ – alas – but you can read the poem here and I’ll just have to buy the book 😉
A few weeks back I was watching the birds and bees out of my window doing what birds and bees do and I was trying to write a rondeau. This one went rather well so I sent it to Bewildering Stories and Don Webb has kindly said “It is one of the best nature poems we’ve ever published.”
Thank you Don and thank you birdies 🙂
another rondeau link here
A psychiatric nurse begins to be fascinated by the delusions of a long term patient and then one day