Thursday, November 21, 2013

What If?

I wish
to add more
to my life

but survival
keeps getting
in the way.

Sometimes, though,
the moment
is so beautiful...

What If
takes a backseat.  ~kc

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sunday on the Porch

Perfect Sunday on the
porch--mild breeze,
sunshine, book in hand--

Feet propped up on the
table...something
tickling my ankle:

Green lizard perched
on my red-painted
nails,
tasting my
toes with his
tongue.         ~kc

Friday, November 15, 2013

Trees

More trees in town
bulldozed.
When's the last time you
walked under
a stand of trees?
Felt the oxygen race
through your body,
sending your spirit
soaring?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Whooping Cranes

Today's sunshine treats:

Pink blushing grasses by the wayside,

And high above,

a single whooping crane
soaring south.

Five minutes later,
his flock of nine
followed,
veering east.

I wonder if they ever found him?

Or if he'll spend the remainder of his days

alone?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cold Weather in the South

First blue-norther:
two robins peeping in the cedar tree,
a skein of snow geese
honking above,
circling,
wondering where to land
in civilization   ~kc

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Joy in getting back into Writing

Thank you, D.J. for getting me back into writing. I spent the first half of the year creating a lovely little book that I named QUIRKS OF SUCCESS, and have submitted it to Shambala Publisher. Wish me luck!

Now I'm revisiting REINS OF TIME. Back when it was published E-copy, they would only allow 100,000 words, so I had to divide the story. The book available is just the first part. The second part has been optioned twice, and both times they said they wanted it "if the viewpoints are changed." I refused. If you've ever read Stephen Erikson's Malazan Empire, you'll know why I made that decision. So that part of the story is ready to go. I'm currently running the last part of the trilogy through my writer's groups, to beef it up and make it better.

Not sure if I'll get the whole project together formally or not. Told my son I'd give him the whole thing hardcopy for Christmas. What's your opinion. Should I try again to get it all together through a publisher? Or just print it out for friends and family who have been waiting years for it?

Monday, January 21, 2013

Joy in Adopting

A month ago I lost a very dear friend, an almost 10yr old Mini-Rex bunny. Her bond-mate, Hazel & I are still grieving. But!!

10 days ago we adopted a rescue rabbit:: a 9 month old Havana, altered female, who we've re-named Jasmine. She came with a floating patella [kneecap isn't where it's supposed to be], but that means 10yr old, short-legged, overweight Hazel can keep up with her!  The vet says it can't be fixed. Doesn't keep her from bouncing on the bed!

She was soooo lonely in the shelter that she was pressing her nose between the bars. And when they took her out & put her in a room with me, she licked me. Now she nibbles too. Vet says that means she's "comfortable".    

Looks like Hazel likes her too::