Pinned toot

Simone's my pen name. I'm a novelist and poet manquรฉ - grand words, but Iโ€™m just a storyteller, a writer of simple stuff, and I expect your six-year-old could do better.

I should probably be treading desert sands and drifting leisurely down the Nile, not writing novels youโ€™ll never read because they lack drama.

Politically very left, religiously , I talk too much, eat too much, drink too little.


Avatar: John William Waterhouse's "Study for the Lady Clare"

Pinned toot

Itinerant wire-frame alien, visiting from a virtual world.

Came for the science, stayed for the curry.

Encrypts reports with absurdism, masquerading as creative writing.

Privacy policy: Your cookies are safe with me, honest.

NaNoWriMo homestretch 

NaNo insanity 

NaNoWriMo yet again (rolling eyes allowed) 

More NaNoWriMo rubbish if you can stand it 

Another NaNoWriMo update 

NaNoWriMo update 

NaNoWriMo 

NaNoWriMo 

I like spontaneity and the unexpected. It brings out the best humor for me and stops me overthinking! ๐Ÿ˜Š

So for I would normally prefer to be a pantser, not a planner, and do everything on the fly. It's worked in the past, but apparently that's not going to be the case this year...

I've been "commissioned" to write a prequel to my last two books, "Hathor's Gift" and "Hathor's Return." New working title is "Hathor Hidden." Setting is Egypt 3000 years ago.

Simone's my pen name. I'm a novelist and poet manquรฉ - grand words, but Iโ€™m just a storyteller, a writer of simple stuff, and I expect your six-year-old could do better.

I should probably be treading desert sands and drifting leisurely down the Nile, not writing novels youโ€™ll never read because they lack drama.

Politically very left, religiously , I talk too much, eat too much, drink too little.


Avatar: John William Waterhouse's "Study for the Lady Clare"

Itโ€™s the and, at the risk of being accused of , I have a deep longing for a . Or is it a longing to be back with friends in , , where I spent so much time? Probably. I canโ€™t recreate that time, or that atmosphere, or that feeling. We move on. But still... where in can I get a mooncake ๐Ÿฅฎ?

.

Through Mile High Cityโ€™s mountain air,
The Sunday faithful go to prayer.
From every corner, every block,
A place of worship calls its flock
With messages upon their phone
That leave the vaulting air alone.

Through traffic lights, and jams, and fads,
And endless Coca Cola ads,
Each congregationโ€™s holy smoke
Ascends from tailpipes like a joke
Thatโ€™s lost on all who gather there,
While I rejoice in silent air.


I like it that some of us celebrate on different days. Today is when I celebrate it. So I'd like to wish you all life, health and prosperity for the coming year. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

they lit fireworks
on the lake
tonight for reasons
Iโ€™d forgotten
everything
reflected and
they said it looked
spectacular
though when the last
maroon went off
dogs of a hundred
neighborhoods
declared a differing
opinion

online

followers fall
like rain dripping
from my coat
and blown free
new steps on their
exciting journeys
Iโ€™m thankful they
left their blessings
farewell friends
sweet times

I ordered a tall statue of Sekhmet for a home shrine over the weekend.

The good news is that she arrived today, four days earlier than expected.

The bad news is that she was broken in transit and made her 1600 mile journey in vain. ๐Ÿ˜ข

I guess one attempts to display a statue of a war goddess at one's peril.

Show more
Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.