Sunday, January 30, 2011


Before him stood the Tree, his Tree, finished...  He gazed at the Tree, and slowly he lifted his arms and opened them wide.  'It's a gift!' he said.’  -- from "Leaf by Niggle" by JRR Tolkien

I was able to spend time today writing. Not as much time as I had wanted, but more than 1/2 hour, which is always good. The story is a little one that I do not expect to be published, but it speaks to me and I have been remiss in the writing. 'Blue,' of course, takes precedence. But today, the other tale called out to me and I sat and dwelt in the land and suffered with my hero. It was difficult. I want to hold his hand and tell him everything will be all right. But I know it will not.

Tomorrow, I will go back to 'Blue.' But I think, now and again, my other sub-creations must be tended. They are gifts!


  1. You might want to consider holding onto that short story as a free read on your website once you're published. Many of my favorite authors do that, and I really like it.

  2. Never thought of that. I'd love someplace to share my poems. I think I'll find a place to tuck them in here. Thanks!