Now that I have finished graduate school, I have been reading for pleasure again. Which means a lot more fiction after a very long stint... more »
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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.
:) I'm still learning how to use these note thingies. I'm about 45 pages in A Wizard of Earthsea and so far, I do really like it! The writing more than the plot-line has me right now, I will admit, but the story is starting to build up, too. As for Paradise General, it was eye-opening in so many ways. I'm glad that you read it - it's nice to be able to discuss a book with someone. How did you find Hnida's humor? I had to appreciate his coping mechanism and some of it was really funny! Our Wounded Warriors (that's what they're called) all wear neon orange vests. I see so many that sometimes it doesn't register until you see them limping or trying to get directions to various clinics and wards. The book helped me put all of that into perspective.