2018 Plans and Changes

In 2017 I’m making changes to my writing schedule. Over the past few years, I’ve released one or two full length novels. It’s getting more difficult as I maintain a full time job.

So, I’m going back to my beginning and writing short. I began as a poet and I’ll return to writing poetry and short stories. After I DO , BUT FIRST… and FANGED DECEPTION release early in the year, I’ll make that transition and stick with it for at least a year.

There is a strong possibility I’ll put together annual anthologies with my short stories and poems to have at conventions.

The three covers you see here are all short stories.

Graylin

Resilience

I wrote this poem after 9/11. It still applies today. I’d hoped it would never be relevant again. Boston, you remain in my thoughts, even after they catch the men involved, as you heal.

Resilience

The smoke still rises from NY and DC
the work could take months to complete
but we excel at repair and rebuild

We fought to build this country
and defend it we will
our principles cannot be torn by bombs

You have awakened a nation
that didn’t know it was asleep
and when you attack us from the outside
We descend on you as ONE.

Bodies were broken and torn
families have been ripped apart
You have caused a wound we will never forget
but it will heal

The anger of hundreds of millions
are now pointed at a few thousand
and we are not alone

The world will not stand still
you have no place to hide
flashlights are now being carried
by every nation and nationality
~even your own

Our flag can be blown apart
but everyone of us carries
the threads in our souls

It will always fly

 

Graylin Fox

Lessons published by The Stray Branch

I’m proud to announce that my poem LESSONS was published in the latest edition of The Stray Branch.

You get buy it on CREATESPACE.

The Amazon page is HERE.

The cover art is amazing and copyrighted so I give you a lovely mechanical heart to enjoy until you click and see Amber Berk’s cover.

Thanks!

Graylin

Spreading the Love Blog Hop

Welcome to my small stop on the Spreading Love Blog Hop and Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Unconditional Love

Your heart is in my hands

you gave it without my asking

and now I feel both joy and fear

 

It has been so long since I was loved

so completely and totally

that I’m afraid

 

I hope I can honor your heart

Your pure sensuality is new to me

your desire for me is astounding

I do not see in the mirror

the person reflected in your eyes

 

You have a beautiful heart and soul

I carry it carefully and walk gently

so afraid that my rough edges

will scar your innocence

 

You take my breath away

each time I look at you

 

I will try with all I have

to live up to the person you believe I am

not just for you but for me

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Check out the BLOGHOP HOMEPAGE!

Valentine’s Treats

This weeks Thursday Treats are joining with Free Poem Friday for the Valentine’s weekend. Look for the Blog Hops and Six Sunday posts that will show up on this blog on the 12th and 13th.

Here is the first poem I wrote, the one that started it all.

Still love it.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and a Valentine’s Day you will remember.

 

My Warrior

He is always with me,

My handsome warrior.

In my mind’s eye,

he is now as he was then.

Tall, strong, and forceful,

he captured me with his spirit,

the song of the hunter,

the wonder of the wild.

The force that carried us,

through many a darkened wood,

is with us still.

Now as we wander,

from moon to moon,

tirelessly seeking to reunite our souls,

time passes slowly.

My warrior loves me,

who fought at his side,

and shared his heart.

That love is what drives me,

each new dawn

to venture forth,

and seek him out again….

My warrior.

Graylin

Happy New Year

This year I have been very blessed. Professionally, I completed all of my psychology studies and joined a wonderful practice that keeps me on my toes every day. As a writer and poet, I’ve had 6 poems published this year and am currently completing revision and edits on TWO Novella’s that will be released by Decadent Publishing next year.

 

AND *drumroll* COMING HOME will be released on January 1! Head over to Decadent Publishing and pick up a quick read to start your new year!

This blog took off, really took off, because of Sara Brookes and the Six Sentence Sunday posts each week. She is a wonderful friend and I owe her.

I wish you all the best and hope that  you greet your new year with an anticipatory grin.

Graylin

Halloween Blog Tour Stop

Welcome to my small section of the Book Nibbles Halloween Blog Tour!

I’ve tried to get this story/poem/prose accepted a number of times. Maybe it’s just slightly gross for some folks. That makes it perfect for here…
The servant lumbers on. A door creaks and foul stenches hit you with the force of a blow. He enters a dimly lit corridor, you can smell the reek of old candles.
The stench grows stronger as the servant comes closer to making his nightly delivery. A gate is opened and screams of terror can be felt more than heard. You feel the others struggling to free themselves causing your sack to loosen enough at the top for you to see the servant.
You see only his back, covered with welts, still dripping blood from massive shoulders. Hair tangled, greasy and crawling with so many maggots, they appear to writhe in unison.
Thanks for stopping by, the tour continues here: http://booknibbles.com/blogtour/

 

House of Horror Anthology Available

The House of Horror Anthology – Best of 2010 is now available to order. When you order, if you use my name on the order form – I GET PAID!  So, check it out and order it.

 

Folded in Darkness – In Dark Horizons 57

Apparently went I moved my blog, I missed keeping this publication announcement. FOLDED IN DARKNESS is a dark poem that was accepted for publication by Dark Horizons last spring. The link to the contents of this wonderful, members driven, paper publication is here.

I hope you get a copy and be sure to let me know what you think of the poem!

Graylin

 

House of Horror Best of 2010

My poem ‘Blood Bound’ was picked to be included in this Anthology. I’m very grateful and flattered.

The book is now available for pre-order! If you mention my name on the order form, I get paid… soo.. chat away!!!

Graylin

 

(Jan 2012: Updated the website. The book is available at the link above!)


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