It occurs to me that it has been some time since I had an update on my novelicious progress–which is to say, an update on “As Feathers Fall,” the third and final novel in my Haunted Shadows fantasy trilogy. At the same time, it’s National Poetry Month. As a writer, I should be focused; quite the conundrum that leaves me in. Fortunately, I have just the solution.
Oh, I’m still going poetic on you all, but this time it also happens to be an excerpt from chapter 6 of the novel. Faithful readers: can you guess who might be pondering, and whom they might be pondering about?
In ebon hour
all men know the baker’s power
the rite of life
beyond, betwixt, by edge of knife—
a magic notwithstanding
a birthing in the powdered breathing
where hand, on hand, the flesh
commits by blind and dust enmesh
salvation in creation:
solidifying by fiery consumption.
More updates will be forthcoming in time! Stay patient! Stay strong!