Wednesday, July 8, 2020
First, I apologize to anyone who received my accidental posts. The scheduling option I typically use wasn’t working properly. Actually it disappeared entirely…
Welcome to my sanctuary. Last Wednesday’s post went to the cats. This one is for the birds! Or one bird anyhow. I’m talking about Jinx, my magpie character. He’s so excited that I had to tell about a lovely review author D. L. (Denise) Finn did in her July Book Reviews for my novelette, Brother Love – a Crossroad. Click over to visit Denise and learn about the other wonderful books she read.
Maybe it’s just the hot weather here… After all, Brother Love does begin on a hot summer night, but feature characters, Birdie Devovo and Jinx have been on my mind a lot lately, asking for another story. It’s so hard not to drop whatever I’m doing every time a new story idea pops into my head… but their next adventure will have to wait. Since they’re letting me feel guilty, I’m sharing about Denise’s review, and reminiscing about fictional Parliament, Mississippi.
On that hot August night, Doug Armstrong stopped at Birdie Devovo’s house at the crossroads moments after the lights went out. He said he saw someone moving around on the porch. Birdie certainly thought someone was inside. Yet, was it odd that Doug should be there at that specific moment? Was it random chance? Or did it happen by design? If so, then whose design?
Those of you who followed the blog serial of this story know that Dan Antion provided photos to inspire me and illustrate the serial version. Dan also took on the challenge of finding a house that could have been the one I described for Birdie. Triple that effort since he was in Connecticut and the story was in Mississippi. Dan dedicated one of his Thursday Doors features to that.
If you haven’t read Brother Love – a Crossroad here are links:
Thanks for visiting with me. But now I need to stop reminiscing and procrastinating, and get my head to the fictional Nevada town of my current novel in progress… It’s hot there too. Haha! Leave a comment to say hello. Hugs on the wing!
This post is made possible in spite of (not because of) the deplorable lack of Internet service from TDS Telecom. They are even worse than the government about claiming no problem exists in the face of failure. Every I make a complaint or request a service call, TDS Telecom tells me they find no problem. Their technicians come to my home and refuse to do any work or replace equipment, even when their offsite managers have instructed them to do so. They brought equipment that they openly state does not work properly. My letters, emails, and tweets go unanswered. Dear readers, please do not comment here in response to this paragraph, keep your comments to the post. Just be aware of my awful experience with this so called provider.
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