A magick key (for an inadvertently key-shaped poem)
A quick one this: I don’t often get slushy and when I do, it tends to be short! And this is very much in that vein.
The prompt for the 12th was to write a list of things you would want to say but would never (thereby, of course, saying them) – so this started from there and became a brief love poem of things unsaid:
I want to say
I didn’t know that before
you, I didn’t realise
there was so much
I didn’t know that
I couldn’t do. But
you and me,
both glass doors,
both lost keys:
you don’t need
to hear it.
The Vermin Cycle eBook Cover
It’s a new year, a new Mayan era (allegedly) and very much a new start. So, being as we made it through another apocalypse: for 2013, I’ll be starting a new ‘Free-Range’ professional life and spending as much time as possible writing and getting writing ‘out there’.
So to that end: having been sitting on a completed set of poems (that people seem to like) for a while, I thought I’d venture into the unknown realms of self-publishing…
At the moment, I’ve put up a PDF of the work on http://www.issuu.com – which you have to be a member of to view (drat!):
www.issuu.com – you can search for me as SkylabStories on there.
Or if you’re already an Issuu member, you can hopefully just click through this link: http://issuu.com/skylabstories/docs/the_vermin_cycle_-_caleb_parkin
But I’ll be wrestling with the technicalities (and boy, there are technicalities) of publishing for eBook readers next week. Monday is set aside for a crash course in formatting and HTML. Hold on to your coding-hats, it could be a bumpy ride.
As soon as it’s up, I’ll commence the brazen self-publishing via any means possible. Suggestions gratefully received.