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Winter, Lust And Wonder (Poem 3) A Grip On The Darkness

Posted in Poem, Poetry, Self Publishing, Winter Lust And Wonder, Writer, Writing on September 18, 2019 by darkjade68

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Winter, Lust, and Wonder

Scribblings by James Mahoney (2011)

Copyright © 2012-19 James Mahoney

Winter, Lust And Wonder is Available Here (Printed Version) & Here (Kindle Version)

Poem #3

A Grip on the Darkness

Alone… Always

Alone…

These Dark Purple Lights make Not Fair Company…

Come in… The Thought is Warm

But the Means… Are Not

These Translucent Hopes… of Glimmering Light

But Memories of some Greater Thing… Some Normal Thing

The Winds of Time Cast a Ghastly Glow

On what you Hope Will Be… These Figments… These

…untouchable Integer Components of Unknowns

The Air is full of what isn’t Really There

And You are Grasping at what you only Hope is True…

But wait… You are not Breathing

Breathe… In New Hope

Breathe Out the Strength you know you Hold

Expand Beyond what you know, and think is Possible

Do it now…

…do not wait

You Are Home

Winter, Lust And Wonder (Poem 2) Dragon Blood

Posted in Poem, Poetry, Self Publishing, Winter Lust And Wonder, Writer, Writing on September 17, 2019 by darkjade68

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Winter, Lust, and Wonder

Scribblings by James Mahoney (2011)

Copyright © 2012-19 James Mahoney

Winter, Lust And Wonder is Available Here (Printed Version) & Here (Kindle Version)

Poem #2

Dragon Blood

Beneath the Fire Red Sky

Underneath The Star Lit Heavens

Beside a Pool of Blood and Magic…

The Baby Dragon is Born

His Egg Cracked, One of Three, But Only His Lies Open

His Mother, Oh So Near, But Look to the Skies and you shall See Her

What Now, Why This, Its first thoughts mustered

Swords have been Drawn, Son, The Mother Replies

And only you will have the Strength to Break them…

The Baby Draggling Stretches forth its Black Reddened Wings…

Its Teeth Sharp, His Eye’s Glistening Dark with Bright Stars Within them

If you Insist, Mother, I’ll Rise Again and Strike them Down Before me

But Know you This…

These Mortal Games of Power and Mist

Are Really Beginning to Bore Me

Suddenly, His Eyes Aim Up, and to the Air He does go…

His Size Does Morph, Fifty Folds One’d Say, He Cracks The Sky Above Them

Thunder Roars, Lightning Strikes, The Skies Fall to Pieces for him

When I Return…

These Humans will have Learned, Alone and Unguided…

They’ll Pay the Price, I Won’t Be Nice, My Dragon’s Heart shall Wane Them…

Winter, Lust And Wonder

Posted in Poem, Poetry, Self Publishing, Winter Lust And Wonder, Writer, Writing on September 16, 2019 by darkjade68

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Winter, Lust, and Wonder

Scribblings by James Mahoney (2011)

Copyright © 2012-19 James Mahoney

Back in 2011, I started this Writing Blog… And one of the things I wrote, were Poems

In 2012 I Self Published my First Ever Poetry Book, ‘Winter, Lust And Wonder’

Those Books are Available Here (Printed Version) & Here (Kindle Version)

Here’s Poem #1

Intrepid

This Bold Darkness that clouds my everyday way

Hold her hand, it says, but there is no hand to be held

Touch her face… No face to be known

You cannot escape me, though you try, it urges

Why not give in… But to what

Pain my boy, feel the pain, you now deflect and evade

And so I hold, see, feel what passes

It is not… Pleasant

 

This Bold Darkness seems to know my name

Feel my breath… Heads my way

I try to reason with it, it nods and says

You speak of pleas, I speak of truths

I long for Light… It’s where I stay

The warmth of love, so far away

 

Wait, be still, I think it sleeps

This Bold Darkness rests for now

If You Have A Young Girl In Your Life (13 to 19), I Truly Believe They Should Read This Book

Posted in Fiction, I Died Once, Novella, Self Publishing, Story, Writing with tags , , , on April 17, 2019 by darkjade68

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Though this book/novella wasn’t written deliberately for young woman, I do believe they should read this book.

Mady is a 15 year old girl struggling with her life

Prologue

Mady was a Dark Child…

She often sat alone in her bedroom, on the floor, sorting through this or that. Generally some sort of pharmaceuticals.

It’s good that she was never allowed to own a cat… or a fish… or any other sort of domestic animal, as they would have likely ended up at the end of some sort of experimentation… with drastic results.

It’s not that she’s “mean” per-se… No.

It’s more that she’s disjointed, an outcast really, from her own home…

From her mother’s heart.

Yes, Mady is a dark one, but what else was she to be in a world devoid of light.

If you have a young girl in your life who means something to you, I truly believe she’ll benefit/love this book.

Available on Amazon @ I DIED ONCE

Mady Unlocked (Chapter II) – Caged

Posted in Fiction, I Died Once, Mady Unlocked, Mady's Storm, Novella, Self Publishing, Story, Writing on April 10, 2019 by darkjade68

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If you’re interested in Reading the First Two Parts of this Novella Series, you can grab em on Amazon @ I Died Once (Book 1) in Print Or Digital, & Mady’s Storm (Book 2) in Print.

This is the Third Novella of the Series, all of which have been written within this Blog (Non Edited)

Enjoy Mady Unlocked

MADY UNLOCKED

by DarkJade

CHAPTER I 

“I Can’t Say For Sure What Happened That Night… I Know I Had A Nightmare… Followed By… A Nightmare.”

“First It Was My Father… Then Mack… Now I Am Alone Again.”

“And What Became Of Billy?”

“Am I Awake?”

“I Don’t Think I’m Awake Yet…”

CHAPTER II – Caged

Sitting at the poker table in the room were six men, but the table held eight.

Samuel Coinyard, oil tycoon. Long white hair, large mustache, tall tan cowboy hat, dark brown long coat.

Dustin Dodge, dark hair, brown forgiving eyes, non trustworthy smile, maybe in his mid thirties.

Rim McKenick. A man from Ireland, squinty eyes, non trusting demeanor.

Long Jones. A colored man in a grey tuxedo. Full of smiles, he ordered drinks for everyone at the table, and tipped too much.

Milford Collins, a young businessman from New Jersey.

And Cliff Engels, a shady looking, large grey hat wearing mystery.

Mady approached the table, leaving Spilwell behind, “May I sit?” she spoke.

“Well of course little lady,” jovially replied Long Jones, as he pulled out a chair for her.

Some of the men looked at one another, some paid it no mind.

“Texas Holdem… I’d Seen My Father Play With The Help From Time To Time… But Never Played Myself,” thought Mady.

“So tell me fine lady, what is a beautiful young woman like yourself doing in such a place as this?” spoke Dustin Dodge, laying on the charm., which of course with Mady, did not work.

“I think I may have killed a man in New York City,” she replied in almost a daze.

This grabbed Milford Collins attention, as he was from New Jersey.

“Did he owe you money?” he asked.

Samuel Coinyard laughed a bit, while Milford Collins began to sweat.

“World be mad, deal me in!” suddenly came boisterously from behind Mady.

When she looked to see who it was, she couldn’t believe her eyes.

A tall, light color haired man, with a mustache and cowboy hat sat down directly across from Mady, “Well, well, well…” the man spoke, “If it ain’t little Mady Monroe.”

“Rex Tayor… I Can’t Believe It… The Man Whose Father Bought My Family Estate After My Mother, and Step Father’s Passing.”

“Rex Talor… How do you do…” spoke Mady non too friendly.

Rex pulled out a cigar, bit off the end, spit it out, and lit it, “Better by the moment I recon… Better by the moment,” he said with a twinkle in his eye.

“You two in? Or are you not done with this little ‘reunion’,” spoke Cliff Engels, none to friendly.

“Deal er up!” replied Rex.

Cliff looked at Mady who looked back blankly, “Uh…”

Suddenly the server brought Mady an envelope, which she calmly opened.

Dear Mady Monroe

Welcome To Louisiana

You Have Received A Credit Of $100,000 Aboard This Ship

Enjoy The Ride

Sincerely, Troy

“Troy?” Mady thought to herself.

“Mam?” suddenly interjected Rim McKenick, the Irishman.

“Yes… Well… I’m not sure I remember how to play… But I’ll give it a shot,” she replied.

And so the card game continued. And within a few hands, and several hundred dollars lost, Mady began to get the general gist of the game.

PICTURE CREDIT – Dark Haired Girl

I Died Once 5th Edition, Now On Amazon

Posted in I Died Once, Novella, Self Publishing, Short Story, Story, Writing on March 20, 2019 by darkjade68

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My 5th Edition (Altered Cover) I Died Once Novella Is Now Available On Amazon HERE

I Died Once (Digital Copy)

Posted in Fiction, I Died Once, Novella, Self Publishing, Story, Writing on March 13, 2019 by darkjade68

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For those of you that don’t want to spend the $6+ Freight for the Paperback Copy of my ‘I DIED ONCE’ Novella, a Digital Version is also available on Amazon for $1.99 Here!

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Or if you prefer the New 5th Edition Paperback (Altered Cover Color), you can get it Here