Lore du Jour ~ Rendezvous with humanity

Photo by John K ~ Rendezvous

A serial writer’s notebook ~ from the pen behind Lore of the Underlings, an episodic epic…

This morning I discovered a tiny typographical error in one of my previously published Lore episodes. It wasn’t much of anything — a misplaced apostrophe — but I was momentarily horrified.

Then I remembered the old tale of Persian rug weavers who intentionally included a flaw in their work as a token of humility before their maker. True, my mistake was not on purpose, but I still took comfort in that groundedness.

And here’s the beautiful part about it…

Being human is good enough. And imperfection makes us tick. We’d be machines or gods without it.

Doesn’t sound like fun to me.

No, I’d guess that our destiny is a rendezvous with humanity.

[Photo: My son Sam at the FDR Memorial – Washington DC, USA]

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Lore du Jour ~ Road to Hell

Photo by John K ~ Road to Hell

A serial writer’s notebook ~ from the pen behind Lore of the Underlings, an episodic epic…

The road to Hell is paved with Lore. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Check out the start of Episode 7. Nothing about it is heaven-sent:

“How can you tell if you’ve gone to hell?”

John Cap groaned and tried again to pry his heavy eyelids open. Everything around him was red, not to mention sideways. And spinning.

“Guess that answers that… pffft!”

The young man spit out a mouthful of soot, a bitter powder he’d somehow inhaled. Flecks of it stuck to his tongue and lips. He found his face half buried in it.

He struggled to lift his groggy head from the pillow of pale-gray, ghostly ash. His body rose but then fell back to bed in cinders of something recently burned and reduced to a fine, warm dust.

Travel tip: Next time use the GPS.

[Photo: The dark side of Jordan Pond – Acadia National Park – Bar Harbor, Maine, USA]

~~~ The Lore is available in paperback, ebook, and audio formats ~~~

A free taste of Lore (for two days more…)

Photo by John K ~ A taste of Lore

It’s food for thought, fantasy-fiction fans! A big bite of The Lore Anthology on amazon.com and all for FREE…

Now through Wednesday, November 12 you can download this Kindle edition of the first five Lore of the Underlings episodes, a collection of epic adventures and colorful characters, for merely a click. Come explore the lyrical lands of the Lore, a bittersweet realm of gold and shadow told in classic style. Old-world words. New-world wit.

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Don’t miss the feeding frenzy!

[Photo: Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary – Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA]

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Lore du Jour ~ The hills are alive…

Photo by John K ~ The hills are alive

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[Photo: The dark side of Jordan Pond – Acadia National Park – Bar Harbor, Maine, USA]

~~~ The Lore is available in paperback, ebook, and audio formats ~~~

Now FREE for 5 days only on Amazon ~ The Lore Anthology

The Lore Anthology Kindle Edition

This is it, fantasy-fiction fans! Your chance to get The Lore Anthology ebook for FREE on amazon.com…

Now through Wednesday, November 12 you can download this Kindle edition of the first five Lore of the Underlings episodes, a collection of epic adventures and colorful characters, for merely a click. Come explore the lyrical lands of the Lore, a bittersweet realm of gold and shadow told in classic style. Old-world words. New-world wit.

Click here: The Lore Anthology Kindle Edition

Thanks. And may the Lore be with you!