I see it clear in my duskdreams, a small house in a rural field, gilt in Late Summer’s thinning beams; atop rolling land, smoothly hilled. There is no driveway to divide the flowing billows of that place, nor a house on any side; nothing impugns that airy space. A few trees may stand, here and there, and creeks may trickle down below, but that green-crested hill is bare of all but the soft winds that blow. A tomb-quiet cottage whereby a man may retire in life’s Fall, a refuge of silence where I may enfold my heart, like a pall and hear the voice of what may come, that quiet herald of the dusk: the shroud-shadows that may benumb the mind and heart and earthly husk. All around shall lay hills aflow like the waves of a golden sea, the descending hills all I’ll know before the Winter comes for me.
Stephen Marshall. Writer, illustrator, layabout. Find him on Amazon, maybe. He has paperback and kindle books listed there. He also writes Supernatural Romance under the name S.C. Foster (because his fiancee pushed him to do so). He seems to have a knack for the Romance genre, much to his chagrin. Having pursued Children's literature he is particularly proud of his Children's novel series "Lost And Found", which begins with "Chloe Among The Clover", continues recently with "Stormy Within The Strawberry Patch" and may, in some future potentiality, culminate with "Candice Through The Picket Fence". These are novels for children (including his insistent nephew), but they are also written for adults who are children at heart. His short story collection, "The Eldritch Diaries", centers primarily upon Cosmic Horror and Body Horror, combining Lovecraft's mythos with the motifs of Sigmund Freud. His largest poetry collection, "Broken Crown Kings", contains over two hundred poems and two short novellas concerning the fleeting nature of the world and Man's place within it. Recently he has published a smaller book of poetry concerning Kentucky, Moonshine, and Ghosts called "Moonshine And Spirit Chasers". A much larger collection, entitled '"Nevermore" 99 Rhymes For $0.99' is also available. For those seeking supernatural and folklore, his collection "Weeping Cherry" is available also.
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