I was just reading Ian Fleming’s “Octopussy and Other Short Stories”. Particularly I was enjoying the short story “Quantum of Solace”. I was really taken with the format.
The story is a tale narrated by the governor of Nassau to James Bond after they had both retired from an evening’s dinner party.
I though that it might be a good format for telling a story… a story about a characters, a senior police inspector with certain ‘proclivities’ and an unsuspecting young female officer who shall suddenly find herself wanting to be a participant in these activities.
I returned to the car with two fresh coffees. I gave one to the young patrol officer I selected to sit with me for this stake out. She was a rather attractive brunette from the precinct near the park. We were in our car in the park watching the western approach to the historical museum, with lieutenant Cromwell and his partner sitting in a car on third avenue watching the east side.
Officer Robin Capri was the first name at the top of my list for this assignment. She has a perfect heart shaped ass and a healthy chest. Her flowing mane of black hair frame her sharp Italian features.
“Do you have an idea how long we’ll be watching out here?” She asked me as I handed her a coffee.
“We’ll be here all night if need be. Sargent Taylor’s shift will take over from us at five am. Though I’m expecting that if there is going to be another heist it will happen well before then.”
“If you don’t mind me asking sir, why did you request me for this assignment?”
“I need somebody young with a good knowledge of the layout of the park and someone who has good eyes. Your captain recommend you.”
As she sipped her coffee, I watched those eyes if hers. They are large and moist with the light of a full moon reflecting in them. Then I lowered my eyes to those lips of hers. I imagined them wrapped around my throbbing erection. I think that officer Capri will be perfect my other special assignment.
Its been a long time away from the desk. A rough-hewn path gets overgrown and the next thing you know, you’re stuck in the thickets and thistles. Well its about time to blow some of the dust off around here and get those sleeves rolled up and see what other clichés can let loose around here.
Last week saw quite the uptick in twitter. Dozens of tweets and a couple of new followers and plenty of limericks posted. I’ve also been posting these limericks to my Pinterest page… click here to view. It also saw the completion of the Limericks Volume One review process at Smashwords. So I have a formatted template that works!
I’m looking forward to the week ahead and the publication of Limericks Volume Two. I’m hoping to have that done Wednesday. I’ll continue with the daily posting on twitter and the weekly round up here on Friday.
I’m also working on curating the Diana and the Julia series of poems. I think that once I have a dozen good one for each I’ll send them to Smashwords for publication.
Finally! A year of procrastination has been put behind me. I put together a volume of the limericks in a one hundred count book and published it over at Smashwords. It took a little work to get the formatting down but their ‘Smashwords Style Guide’ helped me get the formatting of my word doc corrected. One of the hardest parted was the ‘Author’ section. Why is is so hard to talk about yourself? I really should think about that.
So its a big step going from the occasional poster of short stories on websites to putting something out ‘for sale’. It’s like its somehow official… I’m published! Check it out here…
A new year, with all the optimism that a new year brings. Welcome 2016! This is the year that I get off my butt and actually take the plunge to get the little projects that I’m working on, out into the real world.
I’ve been reading through a couple of books on how to publish to smashwords. I’ve been formatting a couple of volumes of the poems I’ve published here, as well as some new ones… and getting them ready to upload.
So, one again, I have to admonish myself for letting too many distractions crowd out the creative tasks that I want to bring forth. There are only 64 days till St. Patrick’s Day and its time to get busy on some limericks… we all like limericks yes?