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Those thoughts left unspoken that chill my soul

When I failed to speak of my love for you;

The passage of lost time is failure’s toll

And your eternal loss my payment due.

The sun cast light in your hair; a halo

Begins the cherished dream that moved me towards

That rare moment of daring; even though

You never heard my loving whispered words.

My heart so bested by folly’s anguish

With scars self created can I…

Added by J.W. Nugent on October 5, 2009 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Help when you least expect it

This week, Diana Driver and I visited The Chocolate Bar, at 1835 West Alabama in Houston, a little west of the Montrose area. Just going in the door is a treat! The aroma of chocolate almost makes you swoon.

The reason for our visit, besides to delight the senses, was to meet Gilbert the Chocolatier, who owns the shop and another one in West University. He had previously agreed to host our launch party for this fall's anthology by The Final Twist Writers, titled A BOX OF TEXAS… Continue

Added by Cash Anthony on August 13, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

A Day at the Office

Jack has been a real challenge. The other day I spent about three hours on him and had a brutal ride. He knocked me over and took off down the lane then turned around and galloped back at me. He came thundering up expecting me to give way, but I just stood there looking at him until he was forty feet out then raised my arms to the side cutting down his options for pushing past me. He slid to a stop and I walked up and took his halter (I always ride with a halter under the bridle)…

Added by J.W. Nugent on August 1, 2009 at 10:54pm — No Comments

The Didactic Function of Genre Fiction

Mark Twain wrote that,”Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” I would claim that novels can play a similar role. On the other hand, Cecil B. DeMille, when asked about the message contained in his latest picture commented that, “If I wanted to send a message, I’d use Western Union.” Our primary duty as mystery writers is to entertain, but many of us feel that even genre fiction can also contain profound ethical insights and illuminate social and political issues in all… Continue

Added by Mark Phillips on January 18, 2009 at 5:15am — 1 Comment

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