Ok guys, here my first posting to help promo our new 66 page E-Zine – it’s a comparative flash I did with Kate and Kalla on a Algonquin Dragonfly image submitted by Irene Snow. The E-Zine is available at http://www.sirenscallpublications.com for free download in the February 2012 issue. If you’d like to read their impressions of the image, grab the eZine (and tell everyone how much you love it!)
Beautiful creature of destruction; you are the embodiment of majesty and grandeur darting through the air; humming past in the blink of an eye, stunning your prey into a shock of paralytic fear; engaged always in aerial combat with the currents that fight you in your forward progress; rising, dropping, jerking, zipping.
What is it you seek on those elegant gossamer wings? Perhaps the next meal that awaits you… What else would a voracious living thing such as yourself desire? You, with your crushing mandibles and gnashing teeth, so willing to consume all that cross your path and thereafter, your gullet. A beast of miniscule proportion whose lust to sate itself knows no bounds – respects no boundaries.
The patter of rain does not deter you from the hunt – your need for nourishment is all consuming; it’s all your disjointed body knows. The repeated pumping of your clasping organ seeking purchase as it curves downward to secure a hold in this new and foreign terrain. Your legs spread so delicately, laid wide ever so gently, in this most opportunistic of places. Large bead like eyes of gleaming blackness adapted for spotting the smallest of morsels passing by whilst you suckle on nature’s other offerings.
You have at last found a worthy feeding ground amongst the thin grasses of this murky bank. This piece of drift offers a perch from which you may indulge your glutinous greed. You seek a place to hide, a place of recess from which you may ambush your unsuspecting prey.
Cloaked by stealth and the hush of your own inner stillness, you await what tasty treat flicks past seeking a safety all its own whilst knowing not that you are now the monstrous dark occupant which all others must fear in this previously safe harbor.
February 22nd, 2012 at 6:23 am
As always, your words are amazingly elegant with a twist so dark it hurts! Thank you for sharing this.
February 22nd, 2012 at 10:37 am
Jack – thank you for appreciating what I see in this world and for allowing yourself to submerge so deeply into my words. ;}
February 25th, 2012 at 3:12 pm
I simply love the way you write about the underbelly of beauty; your appreciation for it shines through this piece. Thank you for sharing. And magnificent ezine so far!!!
February 25th, 2012 at 3:18 pm
As someone who genuinely loves your writing, and has read both of your books, that means quite a lot to me – thank you Joe! And I’m glad you’re enjoying the E-Zine!! ;}