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WWK welcomes Welcome Wednesday author interview guests--Edith Maxwell (writing as Maddie Day) 11/4, Elizabeth Duncan 11/11, and J. A. Hennrickus (writing as Julianne Holmes) 11/25, to our blog. Polly Iyer is filling in for us on 11/18 due to a delayed publication. Thanks, Polly! Our guest bloggers this month are--Sam Bohrman (11/7) and Pat Gulley (11/14) in addition to our steadfast Saturday bloggers, Sam Morton (11/21), and Kait Carson (11/28).

Kait's blog will be our last in 2015. Warren Bull will introduce the holiday season on 11/29. Gloria Alden, KM Rockwood, Shari Randall, E. B. Davis, and Paula Gail Benson will present holiday shorts among the holidays. Please look at our 2015 Guest Calendar for December dates. We will resume blogging on 1/3/16.

Maria Barbo at HarperCollins's Katherine Tegen Books has bought a debut YA fantasy by Sarah Henning, tentatively titled Heartless and pitched as the never-before-told origin story of the sea witch from Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" told in the vein of Wicked – from the villainess's point of view. Publication is set for fall 2017; Rachel Ekstrom at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency did the deal for world rights. Congratulations, Sarah! --Publishers Weekly 11/9/15

Gloria Alden released the sixth book in her Catherine Jewell mystery series. Carnations for Cornelia is available at Amazon. Congratulations, Gloria.

Congratulations to WWK's Carla Damron. Carla's book, The Stone Necklace, will be released on February 2, 2016. Pat Conroy served as Carla's editor on this project. For further information, look on Facebook or Amazon.

Warren Bull's "When Stinking Aliens Take Over Your Planet" appears in the new Whortleberry Press anthology, Strange Mysteries 6. "The Interview" was chosen to appear in the Flash Bang Mysteries anthology. The anthologies are available on Amazon in paper or Kindle formats.

"A Matter of Honor" by Robert Dugoni and Paula Gail Benson will be published in the first Killer Nashville anthology, KILLER NASHVILLE NOIR: COLD BLOODED, released on October 27, 2015.


Monday, September 5, 2011

The Fisher

He watched from behind,
the fisherman’s cast.
A wait by design,
to break his fast.

Bait so delicious,
but merely a treat.
A fish so scrumptious,
his first choice of meat.

Eyesight was now poor,
resulting from age.
His brain, a new lure,
risked the fisher’s rage.

He quickened his pace
when the table set.
A fish he would taste,
the man slow, he’d bet.

Man reeled in his fish,
Unhooked the fine catch.
Now more than a wish,
the bird knew he’d snatch.

Old Salty, he ran,
grabbed the fish in beak.
Stole the fish from man,
who swore and did freak.

But Salty had won,
and had earned his meal.
It was all such fun,
man chased with his reel.

Brains over youth’s brawn,
Salty felt his best.
Their battle lines drawn,
he’d won the contest.


Donnell said...

Ah, how cool. I never saw the little seagull coming. Very nice poem E.B.

E. B. Davis said...

Thanks Donnell. After my husband read the poem, of course he said, "I let the bird have the fish." I laughed. If that were true maybe he wouldn't have thrown sand at Old Salty.

Pauline Alldred said...

Great to see a small part of nature win, like the bird that flew through Irene.

E. B. Davis said...

Yes, but unfortunately on Hatteras Island, the bird didn't do well. The natives took care of many birds who were starving and stunned by the violence of the storm. Mankind isn't the only animal adversely effected.

Kara Cerise said...

Very nice! I've seen Old Salty in action - he's a worthy opponent.

E. B. Davis said...

Yes, he's a crafty old bugger. But whatever you do, when seagulls are around--don't open a bag of Doritos! Hitchcock could have easily brought all those birds together on the set by simply opening a bag. Ferry captains have been known to ask the tourists to stop feeding the gulls-it's embarrassing to watch them enjoy junk food so much.

Barbara Monajem said...

Fun! I've been eye to eye with a seagull a couple of times, and they do have a crafty air about them. :)

E. B. Davis said...

Thanks for stopping by WWK, Barbara!

morganalyx said...

Great poem, E.B. I also didn't see the gull until near the end. Had to reread it to see it from Salty's perspective. :o)

Nice job,

E. B. Davis said...

I actually used a different bird's name. On a different beach in Hatteras, there lives a one footed seagull. He is the real Old Salty, but I liked his name. Old Salty has been living on the same beach that we know of for 5 years. Not sure how he lost his foot.