- Silt, CO, USA
- member since August 2, 2009
YOU are walking on Miami Beach in Florida; the sky is dark and threatening to rain. You see a handsome Egyptian man walking down the beach carrying a leather pouch over his right shoulder, he looks back anxiously, as if someone might be following him but when he does so he stumbles and falls, spilling the seeds in his pouch. Asim hurriedly picks up the seeds, counting them as he drops each one back into his case.
It starts to rain and he quickly rushes off, not knowing that he has lost a single seed. It starts to rain harder as you see something protruding from the sand, and then a beautiful red rose grows almost instantly. You must be seeing things.
You approach the rose and when you bend down to examine it something amazing happens.
“Quick,” says the rose. “Hide me before he comes back. I grant wishes and all the wishes he wants are evil ones. Please take me home with you.”
You dig up the flower and head back to your hotel.
Unrealistic or not my writing gives me hope. But with something like 50 000 books published every month it is a little discouraging. I didn’t think there were that many writers. But I continue to write and hope.
You have a nice shelf.
I hope you are reading lots of interesting books.
Knights of the Dragon:
Leander is under siege. It seems their wizard is dying. A dragon befriends a boy and hires knights to save his kingdom. Alexa is a match for any man, except perhaps for Stone; they’ve had eyes for one another for years, though neither will admit it. A dragon is born that turns out to be a wizard, a rare dragon indeed.
And there are whispers of a boy wizard.
It’s a tale of wizards, dragons, romance and knights.
Hi Dan...thanks for the post..either one is ok to start, I think I will start with Geralds Game..and I love your profile picture..I thought Pet Sematary was really good and Thinner was
scary..I wish he had written sequels on some of his books..have you read Stephen King's Firestarter...riveting! That book on your shelf, Travelling With the Dead..that sounds very
interesting...you gave it 4 stars so it must have been good! Will not be starting Gerald's Game for awhile yet, I have to plow through about 7 or 8 other books first..so happy reading ....cheers, Rita
It took me over a month to come up with most of mine. What I started with was authors. Go to fantasticfiction.com and you'll be able to go through the list of authors - which are many - and their books - which are even more - and jog your memory. Happy hunting. :)
Just checking your random books. More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark reminds me of my trips to the library to get Alfred Hitchcock's several anthologies such as: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories to Read Late at Night. Which reminds me, I never put them on my shelf. Wonder if I can find any of them listed. I hope you enjoy being on Shelfari.