LIVING ON THE EDGE…
For the past several weeks I lived on the edge…
The edge of the United States i.e. the California coast—from Los Angeles to beautiful downtown Placerville, California
I stayed with friends and relatives along the way. All of whom demonstrated superb hospitality to me and my husband. At one point, Slinky, the cat above, visited and fell asleep on my computer –to help me.
I was fortunate to do a reading at the Avid Reader in Sacramento; my thanks to everyone who came and listened and/or asked wonderful questions, and a special thanks to Stan Forbes and Andrea Davies for their assistance in setting up the reading.
Avid Reader In Sacramento, California
Driving up the coast I stopped along the way and also spent a day in glorious awe at the Monterey Aquarium.
These exquisite sites tickled my poet’s pen and I wrote:
Elephant seals napping —
Mushrooms on the beach
Driving by the fields of cattle across the countryside:
Scrounging for the dry grass
The cows ignore
Our car at 65 mph
I am developing a children’s story set completely underwater, so:
Square Spot (the actual name of this fish, no surprise) will probably be a new character in the book.
Other characters might include:
because else will characters get around under water?:)
And every story needs a good antagonist, or in this case, several enemies:
There are plenty more antagonists where that came from!
I never know where my ideas for writing and stories will come from, so it is helpful to keep my senses alive.