Let’s Go Do Blog Hop!

Good morning, Everyone!

I know what you’re thinking: ‘Joe, it’s a Monday! Why are you posting on a Monday?’

Surprise, it’s a blog hop! I was honored by the invitation to join in on the exponential fun by Rati Mehrotra, a Science Fiction & Fantasy Author and all around awesome woman. If you don’t follow her blog, I highly recommend jumping over to her site and checking it out. Continue reading

The Tophat Raven – News and Call for Submissions

Joseph D. Stirling:

:) This is a great place for your art (whether written, drawn, painted, or photographed) to find a home!

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Greetings fellow artists, readers, followers, cyber space travelers!

With issue #1 of “The Tophat Raven” now a month old, we are deeply immersed in the creation of Issue #2! The submissions we are recieving are wonderfull, and I am once again enjoying the tingling feeling of reading them and being offered the oportunity to put them on a page!

Next issue comes out in March! We are thrilled to show you old sections, as well as introduce you to new ones!

I know that submitting to a magazine can look like a terrifying process. We would like to use this opportunity to invite you once again to do so without fear!

We are especially looking for:

- Photography and Art submission – let your frames and artwork tell your story!

- Fantasy – fantasy authors where are you? Share the magic of your world!

- Articles! Share your piece of…

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Old Tom Cotton’s Boy (continued)

Good morning, Everyone!

I hope this week has been kind to all of you so far. Can you believe it’s already February? Amazing! Time is just flying right along, but that’s okay.

As promised, today we continue with the latest adventure of Barracuda Slim, that lovably odd hobo. If you missed the beginning of this here tellin’, you can catch up HERE. Continue reading

Change In The Wind Says I

Good morning, Everyone!

I’ve only got a short post for you today. I’m restructuring my blog schedule due to the nature of a few projects I’ve got going on. At this point, many of you know I’m closing in on the end of a draft for my next book The Hunting Sticks. I’m also getting ready to write a story for Arcane Synthesis, an anthology of short stories set in the Cosmothea Universe; which by the way has a fast closing window for its Kickstarter. Stop on by and check it out HERE. Continue reading

Mrs. Seelie

Joseph D. Stirling:

This is a work of sheer beauty. A must read. Visit ‘Color me in Cyanide and Cherry,’ you won’t regret it. :)

Originally posted on Color me in Cyanide and Cherry:

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*Image found HERE

*Written originaly on Serbian

Mrs. Seelie

I have no sovereign
nor saint,
no prayer or a pitcher.
Before love
my bones are brittle,
my soul fades under the streetlight,
forgive me –
before you
of angles and flesh
I lay this ribcage accordion!
Play! Sing!
Speak to me!
Or the night will pull out your tongue
and plant it between my knees
for poppies to grow;
to court me.

I am a recitation of ash;
my eyes were once a train station
that stretched and curved
until it disappeared in the ocean.
The mermaids sold their harps,
I have no sisters
or relatives;
no queens or mistresses.
Resolve me like a silhouette into your breath,
the Moon taps the stars
as if they were drums;
your kind calls it
heartbeats.

Do not ask of me
furs and stalagmites
nor mismatched wings;
not even a name I have!

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