These paper boats of mine are meant to dance on the ripples of hours, and not reach any destination... Rabindranath Tagore

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past...F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby

We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.
On the way to the river are the old dormitories, used for something else now, with their fairy-tale turrets, painted white and gold and blue. When we think of the past it's the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.
--from Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale

Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Broken Lines...

Broken Lines by James Hunt (2014) - Smashwords e-book - Kindle

summer heat

drowning in
the sweat of

broken lines
broken routine
broken senses
broken dreams

summer mirage

common wisdom

she fed them hate
she fed them fear
she fed them the answers
they wanted to hear

Broken LinesBroken Lines by James Hunt
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

If you like a book that bulldozes through brisk bursts of action, then this book has possible appeal. No dallying around character sketches, getting to know what makes them tick...Let's just get into and get on with the action...

The summer sun was brutal. Even the asphalt was sweating.

This is a hot world suddenly cut from the power of microchip energy.

All of the cars along the highway were completely still. Wrecks dotted the road for miles.

... and that brings out desperate needs for desperate measures.

Hasty snapshot descriptions of tense atmospheres tend to evolve into tangling mixed metaphors...
e.g. There was only the silent murmur of crowds piling into the streets looking confused in the motionless city...

But wise and brave (seems to be) man Mike has plans to get his family into their jeep and off to their holiday cabin in Ohio...

I was left breathless and hungry for a bit of depth...

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Monday, September 29, 2014

An Unforgivable Secret...

An Unforgivable Secret - Amish Secrets Book 1 - J.E.B.Spredemann - e-book Kindle edition
June 8, 2013

cell phones for business
buggy making business
buggy making business

travelling to Ohio 
to marry Carolanne
felt so out of touch

a cell phone could have been a good connection
with Christian
his soul brother
with Hannah
Christian's Hannah

but sometimes
to really value
to really know 
what you need

there is the enigmatic matter
of losing


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An Unforgivable Secret (Amish Secrets - Book 1)An Unforgivable Secret by J.E.B. Spredemann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hannah, Samuel and Christian lived in the folds of the Amish community. But all three reached out and touched other worlds, other traditions, other lives beyond the comforts of Amish routines. Their minds and their hearts were challenged, viciously challenged till each struggled to return to some form of peace in Amish realities. One stepped further.

A book that awakens religious, cultural and moral questions and offers the reader the opportunity to seek personal answers, to affirm personal faith in inner strength.

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