Random pics Friday – 5 fire gifs (and the release of Tenth Gen this weekend)

The Crooked World short story, Mnemosyne 01 (Tenth Generation) will be released on Goodreads, Kobo, iBooks and maybe a few other places for free this weekend. Sadly, as there is no setting on Amazon Kindle to make this free just yet, it will be available on Amazon for a price. I’ll most likely release the subsequent Mnemosyne short stories under the same publication on Amazon just to make the cost a bit more fair.

Mnem cover

In celebration of Wildfire, here are 5 fire gifs for your Friday amusement.



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Random Pics Friday – Tortoises

In an attempt to add more structure to this blog, the only sensible thing is to add in more random factor, so here’s to the first Random Pics Friday. Theme = tortoises.

They’re amazing.

In Japan and China, for example, Genbu/Xuanwu, the Black Tortoise of the North is basically on the same level as the Vermilion Phoenix of the South (Suzaku/Zhuque), Azure Dragon of the East (Seiryuu/Qinglong) and the White Tiger of the West (Byakko/Baihu).


So… Random pics.

1. Taco Toirtoise from MossyToirtoise on Etsy.



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Book-inspired art by Harland Miller

Speaking of Penguin and Phil Shaw, Harland Miller also comes to mind. Please check out his website and those category titles (you can find Ernest Hemingway under “The Macho Shit”). And here’s his work on Charles Bukowski:



As we’re on this topic, here’s an animal poem by Charles Bukowski.

the mockingbird

by Charles Bukowski

the mockingbird had been following the cat
all summer
mocking mocking mocking
teasing and cocksure;
the cat crawled under rockers on porches
tail flashing
and said something angry to the mockingbird
which I didn’t understand.

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