I have just published a new ebook called Shipwrecked. This is my first attempt at a children’s picture book and is available for free at Smashwords.
The story is all about a young girl called Heather who has been on an adventure of a lifetime aboard the sailing ship Orinoco. But then disaster strikes and she is shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. As the only remaining member of the crew and at just ten years of age, how will she survive? Will she ever be rescued? Is she truly alone?
To get the most from this children’s picture book, you may wish to use a device with a colour screen along with an App such as SideBooks which can display the left and right pages simultaneously and has a page turning animation.
I have been having a go at Sumi ink painting, you can check out my first attempts here:
If you can operate this computer,
you can operate this missile, it’s the future.
We’ve made firing missiles,
like a computer game, they travel miles.
No more will you have to slip and slide,
in the blood of your foe, as they try to hide.
Grappling face to face sword in hand,
this of you, we would never demand.
Why all the war and destruction?
Money, it acts like suction.
Click, click – pause,
boom, boom, canned applause.
A soothing voice, ‘ you have now reached your . . ‘,
‘destroyed your desti . . beep . . target’ oh the gore!
I have now published volume three of Haiku and Selected Poems. All my ebooks are free so if you enjoy Haiku or other forms of poetry why not check it out.
In three years you could own this car
There’s just a small percentage on our APR
We can see your chomping at the bit
Surely your account can take the hit
Just a small deposit and it’s yours
True, our logo is a set of claws
But just look, the car has features galore
Motoring in this will never be a bore
After three years we will ask
Another lump sum, no small task
And now the car is worth much less
Than you have been paying us, bless
But you could exchange your car
You will be admired near and far
Why not go around with us once more
We have credit packages galore
I am delighted to have had another poem published, this time in the United Haiku and Tanka Society journal.
I was recently published in the summer edition of the World Haiku Review, if you are interested in Haiku I highly recommend you check out this site which publishes a wide range of Haiku from around the world.
“Just as time is a way of measuring motion, money is a measure of material wealth and power. [Money is merely] a system of book-keeping and when this is not understood a nation with vast material abundance can starve for lack of purely symbolic cash” Alan Watts – Does it matter? Essays on man’s relation to materiality
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
“Live as if you are living for the second time and had acted as wrongly the first time as you are about to act now.”
Viktor Frankl, Mans Search for Meaning (1984)
I just wanted to let you know that I have now published volume two of Haiku and Selected Poems and volume one is now FREE! So if you enjoy Haiku and other forms of poetry why not check it out.