Friday, May 15, 2009

Read this and tell me what it says

My apologies to A. Mannette Ansay for stealing her short story collection for the title of my post today. My story Wine For Two is up on Ruthless Peoples Magazine today, issue three. Go ahead an download it and tell me what you think, unless it isn't very nice and then just keep your opinion to yourself (just kidding, I want to know how to make the next one better.) You might note that they actually listed it as a romance. I had to laugh. Something I never thought I would have listed behind my name, and with good reason.

Also you should read Aaron Polson's short on EDF today.

Yesterday I took a day off, I didn't want to write I wanted to drive. Somewhere I have never been. This is hard for me to do in a very limited amount of time as I have taken almost every highway, biway and gravel road south of interstate 80 in Iowa and a good chunk of them north of it. Lucky for me I have never been to Northwest Iowa so in a couple of hours I was out of familier territory and into new scenery. It was beautiful, flowing glacial hills and flat plains that seemed to stretch forever. I showed my son some turtles in a farm pond and just enjoyed the time out. I considered it a re-charging time for my creative batteries. I was also looking for new landscapes and settings to showcase in my fiction.

I had better get going, it is raining today so I know I will be able to spend a good chunk of time in front of a keyboard when the boy goes down for a nap.

22 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

How lovely to just take off and drive somewhere new. Congrats on the story, Jamie. Love the 'No Caution Required' tag - LOL!

Jamie Eyberg said...

That tag doesn't make me a very threatening writer does it?

Barry Napier said...

...A romance tale by Jamie "No Caution Required" Eyberg

sounds nice!

:)

Aaron Polson said...

Haunting, sad, beautiful.

I like the easy pace of your writing, Jamie.

And I'm jealous of your drive. I know the urge.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Barry- you're ruining my 'bad boy' image.

Aaron- thanks. Some day I am going to go further south than Overland Park and have a beer.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Since you're a romance writer now, I can ask you a question that's been bugging me. Why ARE bodices always ripping?

Jamie Eyberg said...

Nat- I have no clue, maybe it is the zombie lover being frustrated by it.

Horror Girl said...

my take is the man is going to die. he's going to go to sleep and never wake up.

but you know, in a kinda sweet way.

congrats Jamie

Jamie Eyberg said...

I had never thought of that Samantha. :)

Jameson T. Caine said...

Very haunting and bittersweet. Well done.

Since I drive for a living (when I'm not at home coughing up internal organs) I hate driving in my off time. It seems too much like work to me.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Jameson- I stay cooped up in my house 90% of the time. I don't mind, but I need to get away every once in a while and not just to the grocery store. I can see your point of view as well and thank you for the kind words about the story.

Carrie Harris said...

I loved the story. Am also planning on getting you a membership to one of the romance writer's associations. :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

Carrie- Somehow I knew this one would ruin my reputation, ruined I tell you *shakes fists angrily*

Benjamin Solah said...

The exploring sounds like heaps of fun. I'd love to have the time (and wheels!) to do that.

Congrats on the story. Everyone seems to be getting published lately.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Thank you Benjamin.

K.C. Shaw said...

That story brought tears to my eyes, seriously--I just had to grab a kleenex. I loved it!

Your drive sounds wonderful too. Your boy is going to have a lot of happy memories when he grows up.

BT said...

Congrats on the publication, Jamie. I know you've been trying to place this one for a while.

It was very beautiful, paced perfectly, and haunting.

Yeah, it's a love story, but a ghostly one so I won't ride you too much...

Danielle Ferries said...

Very intrigued after reading everyone's comments and now am heading over to read it.

katey said...

Lovely, in a very haunting, quiet, and memorable way. The rhythm to it was remarkable.

I especially like the way the image/sensation of her hand leads us through the emotions, just like it creates them in him. Reminds me of the way old masters would use a particular color (usually red, ooh, the link grows stronger) to lead a viewer's eye across a canvas. Fabulous touch.

Benjamin Solah said...

And I just read your story Jamie. Very haunting.

Jamie Eyberg said...

K.C.- Usually people cry when they read my work for other reasons, not because they like it. :)

B.T.- It has been out for awhile, but it tended to linger at editors desks.


Danielle- I'll be curious to hear what you think of it.

Katey- The hands have it. Glad you liked it.

Benjamin- It is odd to write a ghost story and have it not be a ghost story. I don't know if that made any sense at all.

Danielle Ferries said...

Jamie, I loved it. I found it sad and intriguing.