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Artist, Heather Oliver             

Stoking the Fire Anew

It’s been a while since I wrote on my blog. The new press, health issues…and humanity looking like it’s about to go into one of its periodic regressive jags. I thought a few times, why not stop altogether? The launch of To Shape the Dark would serve as a good full stop.

New Moon

But then I experience small pleasures that make me want to talk to the world again. Watching the double hybiscus spread its silken apricot blossoms; reading Eleanor Arnason’s Hwarhath Stories; seeing Mars glitter like a ruby on black damask; anticipating seeing Star Trek Beyond, even though I detest the reboot universe; surprising a young rabbit warily chewing the parsley in a neighbor’s garden.

And I’m back to dreaming on the page again. Not fast, not easily…but the story of the launch of the Reckless is slowly rising from the mists.

10 Responses to “Stoking the Fire Anew”

  1. Perla says:

    _the story of the launch of the Reckless is slowly rising from the mists._
    I’m looking forward to reading it! 🙂

  2. Calvin says:

    I understand the feeling, but am glad to see another blog post. And to hear about more possible stories!

  3. Athena says:

    Delighted to hear it!

  4. Athena says:

    Yes, we’ve seen too much of this before. But I want to keep tiny fires burning.

  5. intrigued_scribe says:

    That’s a sentiment I absolutely understand. I’m happy to hear that inspiration is making its way back!

  6. Athena says:

    Thank you, dear Heather!

  7. Commodore Jeep-Eep says:

    “Hwarhath Stories”

    Oh yes, I love those ones. Been meaning to find more of them.

  8. Athena says:

    The volume from Aqueduct has all of them in a single tent!

  9. yan says:

    Glad you made the decision to continue.
    I can visualize the rabbit chewing…
    I can always see and hear what you wrote, I enjoyed it.

  10. Athena says:

    My dear, how wonderful to hear from you! More on private channels.