took a walk, bought a book


Scent of a Rose, John William Waterhouse

Today was too gorgeous to stay inside wrestling with words. Deliciously warm and sunny in mid-January–not to be missed. I took a walk down Fourth Street and wandered about the vintage stores there. Came across a collection of lovely vintage vases in one store–an emerald green vintage glass beauty fat as Cinderella’s pumpkin coach, would be striking in a corner sporting pampas grass, a slender and delicate as a fairy aquamarine vase, and a columnar yellow one caught my eye as well. Too bad my wallet said “Are you kidding me?” ’cause I wanted all three.

Wandered into another store and bought a book, 1st edition of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski, who happens to live down the street from my best friend’s family’s house. I’m looking forward to reading it as soon as I finish the book I’m reading now.

And speaking of the book I”m reading now–it’s beautifully written, has an intriguing concept, and yet I read a few pages and put it down, read a few pages and put it down–for days and days. I’m not engaged. It’s my kind of fantasy novel–fine language, well done characters, imaginative setting, what appears to be an interesting plot, but I have not fallen into it as I’d expected I would. What’s up with that?

This week I’m going to blow off the dust and revise a short story I wrote years ago, Dead, Baby–yep that comma’s important ’cause the story’s not about a dead baby. It’s a good story and I want it to find a home.

Happy writing!



2 thoughts on “took a walk, bought a book

  1. Hi, nice to hear you are enjoying yourself. I am struggling a bit with my work-in-progress but yesterday managed to get a couple of travel stories done for EuropeUpClose though one was an oldie that I rewrote.
    I’m reading “Song for Achilles” Have you read it? Very mystical and some beautiful prose and VERY erotic and well written scenes! She uses the myth entwined with the story of Patroclus and Achilles. It’s a first person narrative so I’m finding it intriguing to read because my Dragons in the Sky is the same and I want to add more ‘magic’ to it.

    • Hi Ruth! I have not read “Song for Achilles”, will look it up. I too am struggling with Shadow Walk, despite all the progress I’ve made with it recently, I’m still not satisfied with the story. Ah well, that’s the way it goes sometimes. d:)

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