New It Again

Daily Post’s Daily Prompt: When was the last time you did something new? How did it feel? Would you do it again?

Arriving in
Antigua in April to
Cobblestoned streets and
Cacophonous markets.
Bargaining for woven
Goods using
Three years’ worth of
High school
Español and a few
Quetzals.
Jouncing along with
Family and
Friends in three-wheeled
Conveyances called
Tuk-Tuks.
Drinking Picosas at a
Roadside stand.
Reveling in the sight of
Volcanoes exhaling into the
Sunset.
Rising early to the melody of
Guatemalan songbirds.
Rejoicing in the marriage of
Two beautiful souls in a
Place called
Hobbitenango.

Would I visit Antigua again?
¡Sí! ¡Sí! ¡Sí!

   
  

     

Feeling Nerdy

I stopped in at Fallout Comics in Tallahassee today where they were celebrating “free comic book day” by giving away, you guessed it, free comic books!

Many of my fondest memories revolve around comic books: Tales from the Crypt, Archie, Richie Rich, Superman, and Fantastic Four, among others, and it was fun to see several generations of fellow nerds browsing through the stacks in the store, often in family groups. 

Comic book stores have evolved considerably since my day, though. Now the graphic novel and role-play games make up a large portion of the inventory. 

Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?

After finding the droid I was looking for (above) I headed to the back of the store to visit with a group of local artists who were busy promoting their own projects. One young man’s work stood out from the crowd, so I pledged a bit of money to his Kickstarter campaign. His name is Daniel Hooker, and his work is outstanding.

While I was figuring out the Kickstarter process Daniel sketched a picture of one of my favorite comic book characters from the expanded Star Wars Universe just for me.:

 

Mara Jade

 If you’re interested in learning more about Daniel’s project go to Kickstarter and search Line of Ruin. I believe you’ll be impressed.
And if you haven’t read a comic book since you abandoned your teen years, it’s high time to renew your acquaintance. 

Peace, people.

My Life is an Open Book

My life is an
Open Book,
Baby
No questions
Unanswered
No avenues
Unexplored
No fears
Unfaced
No wishes
Unimplored.

The cover
Unimpressive,
The Foreword
Undeserved,
The typeface
Uninspired,
The story
Unreserved.

Come read me
Unabashed
Learn my secrets
Unrehashed.

 
Written in response to the Daily Post’s Daily Prompt: Your Life, The Book.

Delight in D Minor

Daily Post’s Daily Prompt: Pick a letter any letter then write a story, poem, or post in which every line starts with that letter.

Don’t you know, I let Studly (aka David)
Doright decide on my letter?

Delight to
dandelions,
dolphins, and
dragons.

Drink to danger,
departures, and
dalliances.

Dance with
danger,
drama, and
destiny.

Delight to
doggies,
diamonds, and
daisies.

Do it.
Do not
Delay.

D won’t wait even one more
Day.