A Song of an Idea Springing from

MISSING Past and Present

Is Life Just a Roll of a Dice?

My original inspiration for my latest novel was a chance finding of a dice, when walking one day. As I thought of life in terms of rolling a dice, out poured the idea for the story. Mulling this over the lyrics for a song whispered to me but unfortunately not the tune. Here it is?

One …..One ….. One

Abandoned and homeless I started to run;

Running from life, running from life.

Two ….. Two ….. Two

Sleeping in shacks, eating left over food;

Hiding from you, hiding from you.

Three ….. Three ….. Three

My friends were the mice and the birds just like me;

Setting me free, setting me free.

Four ….. Four ….. Four

Then wandering footpaths I spied an old place;

Open the door, open the door.

Five ….. Five ….. Five

Sheltered from winter I started to thrive.

I was alive, I was alive.

Six ….. Six ….. Six

Good fortune was finally one of life’s tricks

I know I’ll survive, I know I’ll survive.

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Here’s my challenge to you:

If by any chance you can think of a tune for it do get in touch: diana@dianajacksonauthor.com

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Eventispress author Ian K Pulham has released a FREE short story

It is great to share news of other Eventispress authors and here’s news of a recently arrived member of the Eventispress family!

Ian K Pulham has just released a short story, an action packed dystopian drama, which is the prequel to his soon to be published debut novel ‘Ticket to Eden’.

He’s giving away his short story ‘Radical Action’ for free, if you sign up for news about his novel:

Click HERE to be sent a link to your free copy

About the story 

So, how do you deal with a violent and aggressive cult of over a thousand troubled souls, camped-out in a politically sensitive neighbourhood in the Middle East? Oh yes, and whose membership appears to be multi-national and led by a native of the USA?

How indeed?

My comments

I found the story gripping and quite unnerving, in this climate of uncertainty, climate change and sea pollution; a disaster waiting to happen. His novel which follows, however, although traumatic to the earth as we know it, gives a tiny glimmer of hope. Only just!

Well worth reading!

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#BookBloggerHop @ Genres I refuse to read

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

Which genres do you refuse to read?

I never read HORROR! I won’t watch horror movies on the TV or on film either. In fact, in mysteries I prefer erring on the COZY, because I’d rather not read about the gore and blood.

I also never read EROTICA.

I prefer hints as to what goes on in the bedroom, or anywhere else for that matter, than reading the graphic details. I’m exactly the same when watching films. That does not mean to say I don’t find some writing sensual, but I am happier when the details are left to the imagination.

What is a Book Blogger Hop?

Quote from Tessa Talks Book: “The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.

There’s a Facebook page too where you can share your hops!

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