It’s been a long week here in the heart of the South. I don’t even know where to begin. My emotions have fluctuated in time with the temperatures we have been experiencing. Lack of sleep, excess of work and untold mileage under the wheels of my motorcycle as well as a rental U-haul and the museums van have left me exhausted and in a state of mental as well as physical fatigue. I don’t know how much time I have left in this conscious state of being and I foresee an epic night of sleep ahead of me.
Now as I sit here on my porch, smoking a cigar, listening to the kids of the neighborhood argue and play as Warren Zevon pumps his tales of an excessive lifestyle from my speakers I can’t help but wonder if my taste in music has influenced my lifestyle. Next week I shall be making another trek to sights unknown and in one sense I’m looking forward to it, in another, I’d much rather spend the time off in a drug fueled coma. So that maybe, just maybe I will wake on the other end refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to begin anew.
Is that possible? To emerge from a cocoon as a human and be ready to take on all the responsibilities you’ve left behind so many hours earlier? I don’t know. I try not to think about it. I try to just face each challenge the coming day brings and not think about the never ending process of the repetitive nature of work. I want to believe it is. But I also want to believe I will someday win the Bajillion dollar lottery. Both prospects seem unlikely right about now.
But, this is not why I sat down to talk with you this week. What I wanted to tell you, well actually warn you about is this: I have a new story being published very soon. This is another short story but it is unlike any other that has been published. This is my take on a ghost story, the story will be in an anthology to be released in just a few short months and I hope each and every one of you will pick up a copy and let me know what you think. When I am able to announce more details of this tome I will post here as well on my Facebook page and twitter accounts, but for now, all I can say is; you’ve been warned.
Have a great weekend.