Glad to be a contributor to an excellent magazine I have enjoyed reading for some time now. “Hideout ” has been accepted by Keith Rebec, Editor of Pithead Chapel, for a May publication.
My story is up now in Sleet Magazine’s spring 2014 edition. I’m thrilled to be a contributor. Sleet
Found poem in Boston Lit Magazine and liked.
Hospital Parking Lot
Terri Kirby Erickson
Headscarf fluttering in the wind,
stockings hanging loose on her vein-roped
legs, an old woman clings to her husband
as if he were the last tree standing in a storm,
though he is not the strong one.
His skin is translucent—more like a window
than a shade. Without a shirt and coat,
we could see his lungs swell and shrink,
his heart skip. But he has offered her his arm
and for sixty years, she has taken it.
Stellar directing and 5 stars for Divergent! But it’s a shame Neal Burger won’t be directing the sequel, Insurgent, as he did such a stupendous job with Divergent! The pacing, script, casting made the movie shine– better than the Hunger Games, IMO. Great entertainment and artfully done, which is tricky when you’re dealing with dystopian cliches. Burger pulled it off! Highly recommend this one.
I’m not going to say the end of my novel is pleasant, or even hopeful. It’s realistic. And in a real situation, when one has suffered and lost, one learns to survive and adapt. And the society and its citizens are recovering, fragile mentally and economically, so even when it hints at brighter days, there is the intrusion of the pessimistic creeping in. I didn’t plan for my novel to end in tragedy. It was not my design. It ended by its own volition (if that makes sense). There’s even a flavor of Quentin Tarantino in one scene. Think Shakespeare –not the language but the tragic outcomes. Hubris. Power. Greed. Lust. Suicide. Debauchery. Murder. I covered it all.
Sigh. Now what?
Now to convince an agent to represent me. That will surely be an undertaking.
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does that mean it made a sound?
Likewise, if you self-publish your book but no one buys it because no one sees it, does that mean it’s published?
Seeking rep for completed novel, 70k a psychological thriller, adult, set in 2063. It may just be too weird. I hope it goes well. Major theme is subjugation of females. Cliche?
At any rate, plan B–I’m continuing my NA novel. I have the framework, protagonist — just need to enhance, embellish. New Adult is the new genre and my project just happens to fit nicely into it.
I have a few excellent reviews for Blogging to the Dead on Smashwords, referring to “great concept” etc. but first one on Amazon! I like how reviewer referred to it as “realistic for a teen” and that was my intention! Calling all teens! Free read!
Review from Pam below:
March 31, 2014
Seth Price dearly misses his murdered friend, Penelope. He copes by writing a blog. This story felt realistic for a teen. I enjoyed it.
Thanks, Pam! Spread the word!