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#1152617 - 04/11/19 10:49 PM My Own True Love---Novella  
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Alexa! It’s a stormy night, my lover is away and I want to read something mysterious, with passion, loss, sadness, revenge, triumph and, most of all…true romance as defined by the darkness of old magic. I wish the heroes and heroines to be confederates of shadow. I want their hopes to be as fog on a midnight fen, intangible, yet full of history that beckons for the fingers of our dreams.

Alexa: “I have ordered you ‘My Own True Love’ by Robert George….”


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QL429N...09&s=digital-text&sr=1-1-catcorr


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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari had terrified her. She’d held Klause’s arm like a life preserver as they left the theater. He was amused by her discomfiture, which only served to frighten and infuriate her all the more. She knew it was when mortals scoffed
at fear that death would be upon them like a bird of prey upon a mouse.
A pipe organ played a hymn in the cathedral across the wide cobblestone lane. It echoed out through the open doors, its eerie melody seeming to have been born in a monk’s fingers at the fall of Rome. A full, chalky moon perched on the cathedral’s spire. The sidewalks were slick from an earlier shower, serving as a dull mirror for the moon to inspect its haunting beauty. Gentlemen in top hats and opera cloaks helped proper women into buggies. Some stared with envy at horseless carriages chugging in and out of the thin mist. On a distant corner, a musical trio consisting of an accordion, bouzouki and fiddle played a drinking song, its bouncy rhythms a sacrilege in the same vicinity as the hymn. As they walked, the streets thinned of people, leaving them alone with their desires.
This was why Klause had taken her to see such a film. Laughing ever louder, he pulled Ilya into an arched doorway and began to kiss her. She returned his kiss, forgetting all about the horrors of Dr. Caligari. Two gloved hands reached into the doorway, found Klause’s head and twisted. There was a crunch and Klause fell from Ilya’s kiss like a handkerchief. Her scream was muted by the cathedrals bell’s as two dark eyes leaned over her and made her his.
There was only one true reason to sire. For a mate.


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#1152668 - 04/13/19 02:07 PM Re: My Own True Love---Novella [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Best of luck, Robert:

There is a "market" for your work and you certainly have a way with words. It is a difficult challenge from my limited perspective, attempting to serve the Two Masters at one time... Literature versus Music! I hope it is not a challenge for you. In my case, I suppose it is the instant gratification felt in the fairly quick completion of a song or composition, compared to the time it takes to crank out a 300 page (or more) book or novel.

#1152688 - 04/14/19 11:32 AM Re: My Own True Love---Novella [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Thanks Dave. I don't know if there's a market for my books or not. I hope so. They're fairly gritty.

I'm not serving two masters, though. My lyric/poetry days are over. My best days were behind me and I knew it. No point in writing weak material. I have enough in my catalogue to draw from for many years. I hope. smile

Ps even if my books don't sell, I've been tapped to write a series of TV ads starring Joe Biden. It's for Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific...

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#1152703 - 04/15/19 07:06 AM Re: My Own True Love---Novella [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Never quit cause one never knows when the big one might come along. That is what I keep telling myself.LOL

#1152729 - 04/16/19 11:50 AM Re: My Own True Love---Novella [Re: couchgrouch]  
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I appreciate that perspective, Everett. It's just that, there comes a point when you know you're all washed up. Every writer has his "period". For some, it's a few years. For others, it's decades. I still have the knowledge and the skill but the fire is gone. And since I'm not obligated by Sony to keep releasing awful records, I hung up my rhymes. It was a long time coming. smile

#1152762 - 04/17/19 07:07 AM Re: My Own True Love---Novella [Re: couchgrouch]  
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Good luck with your books. I only wrote one and it is still on my PC. Never really tried publishing it, just had to get it off my mind and into some fixed form. A kind of Big Brother type of book showing what is coming down the pipes in the future. I see it happening every day and picking up steam as time passes. It is a fictitious story with a lot of truth in it.

#1152812 - 04/20/19 12:18 AM Re: My Own True Love---Novella [Re: Everett Adams]  
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You should fix it up (if it needs it) and just post it for people to check out if they want. No point in letting it sit on your CPU!
Originally Posted by Everett Adams
Good luck with your books. I only wrote one and it is still on my PC. Never really tried publishing it, just had to get it off my mind and into some fixed form. A kind of Big Brother type of book showing what is coming down the pipes in the future. I see it happening every day and picking up steam as time passes. It is a fictitious story with a lot of truth in it.


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#1152819 - 04/20/19 12:15 PM Re: My Own True Love---Novella [Re: couchgrouch]  
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FD, you've got zero credibilty. A shame. Like every know-it-all on these sites for the past twenty years. You've been paying attention to my stuff for well over a decade. Suite 16 goes back aways. You hide behind a mask of anonymity like a rodent beneath a rock so I've gotta wonder if you're one of those creepy stalkers I had back then. Pathetic.

#1152821 - 04/20/19 12:26 PM Re: My Own True Love---Novella [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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#1152822 - 04/20/19 12:29 PM Re: My Own True Love---Novella [Re: couchgrouch]  
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If no one knows who I am, why have you been watching what I do for well over a decade? And your "compliment" was cloaked in insults. So, please...spare me.

I think I know who you are. You stunk up Kent Newsome's site twenty years ago and your writing hasn't improved. I could be wrong...

Go bother someone else. You've got no leverage with me. You can't write.

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