Wednesday, May 29, 2019
First a note of apology. Half the time, WordPress is preventing me from using “likes” on comments or on posts — even here at my own blog. I’ve logged on repeatedly and it does no good. As for the “happiness engineers,” they give me no joy.
If you’ve made a comment, be sure that I tried to acknowledge it.
Have you been to the crossroads?
If you haven’t started the new weekly serial, Brother Love, or if you’ve fallen behind, here’s your chance to get up-to-date.
It’s a mysterious, you might even say spooky story, set somewhere in the late 1950s, during the hot month of August, in a small southern town. I’m writing it in full-on pantser mode — completely unplanned. The story is driven by random “things” readers leave in comments.
Blogger Dan Antion illustrates weekly episodes of Brother Love with his photos.
I tell the story through the eyes of local outcast, Birdie Devovo, and from the observations of Jinx the magpie.
The idea for this story started nearly a year ago. It is partly inspired by a Neil Diamond song that has always caught my imagination. I didn’t have time to write a new serial back then, but it now it’s here!
Along with the song “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show,” another inspiration is the blues legend of the devil at the crossroads and Robert Johnson.
If you know me at all, then you know that something supernatural or magical is sure to be afoot. Not to mention a good dash of whimsy. The story is also peppered with music, both classic blues and 1950s rock and roll.
Here’s an extra route to the crossroads.
Here are links to all five chapters.
Coming this Saturday — Chapter 6, A Ring.
I’ll see you at the crossroads.
Now the obligatory shameless self-promotion
Universal link to my Amazon Author Page
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