am·a·teur
\ˈa-mə-(ˌ)tər, -ˌtu̇r, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌchu̇r, -chər\ n. often attrib

[F, from L amator lover, fr. amare to love]

Sunday, August 17, 2014

CAVE OF SWIMMERS (a wordle poem)








What did she care about transgression
Silhouetted against the orange desert sun
When I threw myself upon her altar?

What was the demimonde of others
When my entire grand universe
Pulsated at the base of her throat?

When the ancient rites blew away maps
When the fiery Africa became a gray area
What did we care about death?

For each time a candle is lit
In the asylum of the cave
The swimmers are reborn.



Sasha A. Palmer

written for The Sunday Whirl 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

MADRIGAL


A bolt of lightning brings a cooling rain,
In place of passion settles harmony,
Discord is now a treasured memory

That haunts your perfect world again, again...
A filled with longing subtle melody,
A bolt of lightning brings a cooling rain,
In place of passion settles harmony,

But it does not conceal the same refrain:
Do let me burn, don't spare the agony...
Accord and fire - a mismatched company,
A bolt of lightning brings a cooling rain,
In place of passion settles harmony,
Discord is now a treasured memory. 



Sasha A. Palmer


Written for Poetic Asides


 


 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Give Hugh Howey Fanfic BORN a Boost!


http://www.booktrack.com/#!/bookshelf


Hi,

I'm very grateful to all who've read my Hugh Howey fanfic story BORN.

The story is a contest entry.

In just a few days the submission period will be over and judging will begin.


If you have read BORN and enjoyed it, please spread the word.

If you haven't read BORN, please consider reading it.


Go to booktrack.com

Type the following in the site's search window: hughhoweyfanfic

BORN by Sasha A. Palmer - open, read and (I hope) enjoy

If you like BORN, please leave a comment and/or rate the story

Tell your friends



Thank you very much for your support,

Sasha A. Palmer


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hugh Howey Fanfic BORN (and a Fibonacci)


http://www.booktrack.com/#!/bookshelf




Margo Roby of Wordgathering encourages us to try a form we have never written in.

I'm in the "self-promotion mode." Cannot help it.

Here's my Fibonacci:

BORN
On
Booktrack
Fanfiction
Hugh Howey inspired
Written by Sasha A. Palmer


Margo very generously gave my contest entry a shout-out.  Thank you again, Margo.

If you haven't read BORN, please do.

Go to booktrack.com
Type the following in the site's search window: hughhoweyfanfic
Click on BORN by Sasha A. Palmer
Read and enjoy (I hope!) the story
Consider leaving a comment and/or rating BORN if you like it
Spread the word

Thank you very much.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

BORN, Hugh Howey fanfic



http://www.booktrack.com/#!/bookshelf


I'm truly grateful to those who read, rated my story and left comments.


Thanks to you BORN is in 3rd place so far, but the competition is not over yet.


If you liked BORN, please spread the word.


If you haven't read BORN, please check it out.


Here's how to find it:

Go to booktrack.com

Once on the site type the following in the search window: hughhoweyfanfic

BORN by Sasha A. Palmer will show up among other stories


Thank you.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

#hughhoweyfanfic story BORN by Sasha A. Palmer




You must have heard about this cool competition by now. If not there's still time.

Read HALF WAY HOME by Hugh Howey and join in the fun.

And while you are at it, please check out the fanfic story BORN by Sasha A. Palmer :-)

It's just a few pages long, won't take much of your time.

I would appreciate the reads and comments.

Thank you,

Sasha A. Palmer


Monday, June 16, 2014

Internet-free

Getting ready for an adventure: living Internet-free for a whole month.

Will be back second half of July.  See you then.

Enjoy your summer and

Live for the Love of it,

The Happy Amateur (a.k.a. Sasha A. Palmer)