Thursday, August 2, 2018

EB excerpt Banshees (unedited)



Ratchet was glued to the spot with fear. She watched as Granny Voggle quickly scooped up a discarded copy of, Ye Old Newspaper, and rolling it up slapped the werewolf lightly on the snout.




“Down!” Granny ordered. The werewolf moved away from Wren and holding it's paw over it's snout and tucking it's tail between it's legs whined, “Ouch. What'dya go and do that for? I wasn't really gonna bite her.”




“It certainly looked like you was!” Granny snapped wagging the paper in one hand. Then she commanded, “Sit.”




The werewolf sat in an easy chair, still holding his nose and whined, “Can't hit me for bitin' when I ain't done it.”




“Ya see?” Granny Voggle complained, “I toldya it'd be more trouble than it's worth.”




Across the room was heard a wincing, “You can't punish me for biting, when I didn't.”




“Well, we didn't have any other choice, Granny,” Wren answered softly.




“You got no right sayin' I was gonna bite! Maybe I wasn't,” the werewolf grumbled.




“I don't see him bein' much help to tell ya the truth,” Ratchet exclaimed.




“I might not 'o bitten. I mean how do ya know?”




“He's the only help we got right now though,” Granny conceded finally.




“You can't know is my point. Mighta not bitten. Innocent til proven guilty, that's all I'm sayin'.”




“Stop that whimpering,” Granny yelped. The werewolf silently lowered his head. Before the witches could get the words written down to bring before the werewolf he yipped, “I gotta go out. I need to go walksies.”




“You'll have to wait a bit. I needs your help with somethin',” Granny said flat.




“NO. You spanked my nose. I got a very nervous tummy. I gotta go walksies now!” said the werewolf crossing his legs. Then uncrossing them. Then recrossing them. And so on.




“I think it's an emergency, Granny. I'll take him,” Wren said and whistled for the werewolf to follow.




“Ain't a witch's life pure glamor?” asked Granny handing Wren a burlap sack and an enormous shovel.***

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

Interview with Gustav



Interview with Gustav



Thank you for being with us today. Can you describe your poetic style?



I feel that I do not have a specific poetic style. My poems flow with my mood and how I feel to write them at that very moment. It is more of a free flowing creativity. As you will see in my book, the variance in style and flow is sporadic I guess one could say.



What inspires you?



There are many different things that inspire me as a writer. It may be a person I encounter by chance or someone who is a family member or close friend. I am inspired by whatever I may be listening to or reading at that time. Nature and my surroundings are big influencers in many aspects of my writing as well.



What became your defining moment as a writer?



I would say my defining moment as a writer was the same time I discovered the beauty of music. I have always been drawn to music, more the lyrics than the actual music backing them up. Once I realized that a lot of what I was listening to was poetry itself at some point before being turned into a song, I thought to myself, “This is something I can do. I think I will give it a try.”



If you could give struggling writers one piece of advice what would it be?



My advice to struggling writers would be that if you truly want to write and get enjoyment out of expressing yourself by doing so, then just keep on doing it. Do not write for the purpose of becoming rich or well known, because if that is your sole motive your heart is not in it. Write for the love of writing and if you are persistent and true to yourself and your writing, you have already succeeded.



Where can we find more about you?



If you enjoy the poetry in my book and are interested in reading some more of my writing you can find some of my music reviews at facebook.com/opinionnationmag or wordpress.opinionnation.com



Where can we buy this book of yours?

You can find my book at lulu.com

Just search for “Whispers of the Seraphim”







Thanks for being with us today.


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Coming soon!




The poet is a liar who always tells the truth. Open these pages, if you dare, and hear the whispers that echo deep within as they resonate with your reality as only poetry can. Take a deep, soulful look at modern day life as seen through the lens of an old-fashioned soul. Unrequited love, angst, joy, and folly are all covered by Gustav, as any poetry fanatic would expect. And yet this exciting new talent brings to life the unexpected as well. One part tortured romantic and one part dark comedic genius, Gustav’s unique voice cuts through the noise of modern life to pierce the seraphim soul inside each of us.