Thursday, February 19, 2009

Heritage House

Heritage House page one

So here is the first page of the latest book project. Still shooting to finish the first draft by spring. Liberty States Fiction Writers has a challenge for its members to finish a new book by the end of May. That works pretty closely with my original timetable.

Heritage House page one


PurpleZoe said...

I dig the imagery and subtle magik in this passage. Definitely looking forward to reading more.

Shine on
- PZ

acereporter73 said...

Thanks. Still working on this, I'm a habitual rewriter. Trying to get the first draft done by the end of May.


PurpleZoe said...

I can relate to the rewriting.
I edited my book at least 12 times :P
It's worth it in the end. Definitely made me a sharper editor. The eyes don't always catch style issues, or typo-glitches in the second draft.

The mood and magik definitely come through in your piece though.I'll keep an eye out for your work.

Shine on*_^

Flame and Bone

When I was made from fire
Poured into the tender vessel of caution
That keeps my smoke from rising
Quickly did I discover that apart from crisp drizzles or falling snow
The world chilled my touched
Walking the narrow cornered gap between girders and cut stone
One learns to tuck his shoulders in or risk
Jostling a neighbor passing by rapt with want
For a clear path without the distraction
Of another man's boiling eyes
The tip of a finger
That oldest of all weapons
Grown deadlier and pristine in its invention
Gathers a mote of a cinder on its bare flesh
And turns pondering how best to scratch the impious itch
Prying open the tender seam
Where the oil of thought dews
Offering a new wick to ignite
Squirming alive as a salamander of mischief
That yearns for a taste of air it is so ready to devour
The steam of breath betrays me
Before the glint of orange spreads
In popping bright waves
Eroding the fibers feeding it
Leaving naught but ash
As my shell of quietude falls away