Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Winter is calling my name...

...and AquarianM will answer.

Back in January of 2002, I started a fantasy novel entitled "AquarianM and the Heart of Winter." I had only barely begun when a Forgotten realms title which was nearly identical came out. Harry Potter was also quite fresh at the time.

I then decided to shelve the project until the other book with the very similar title had run its course.

The Harry Potter series is now also a wonderful, comfortable old shoe in literature. A classic to be treasured. However, it's been on the scene long enough that I can come back to my story, which has some similar elements and would target a similar audience/demographic.

If I can break ground with this, I have another very special concept waiting to follow.

The best fun is, I have a possible co-writer for the rest of AquarianM and The Heart of Winter. I love doing collaborative works online, especially with a talented female writer. It lends an authentic feminine perspective on the story that makes it more detailed and believable.

Keep this note in the back of your minds, because I'm hoping to drive this one home in the next year or so.


Sunday, December 28, 2008

12-30-2008 Poetweet:

Poetweet: Time and space bend 'round your words, the only blisters seared by willful ignorance. Dancing with light and fire, upon ice spun.

Monday, December 22, 2008

12-21-2008 Poetweet...

Poetweet: Raging winds whipping ice crystals like bad ponies, express'll freeze your face as clouds of snow put on a mad race. Bye, Mercury.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

12-20-2008 Poetweet...

Poetweet: Head's spinning with magic - holiday dash or two - twinkles and lights and pretty music, no romance left unturned. *Falling hush*

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Holidays...

Christmas is coming near again, and a new year will soon arrive. Here's wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and joyful holidays no matter which you celebrate. Let's hope for a new year filled with peace, prosperity, joy, and compassion in 2008.

Thank you for reading,

Dan Stafford

12-18-2008 Poetweet...

Poetweet: Late the hour, screen aglow, candles great but old-school, Sylvester can stay home. I'm a happy bird, even caged. It's a choice.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

12-17-2008 Poetweet...

Poetweet: Last light shining, the board dark, poetbirds flew intersoular space. Alone in verse. http://mysticmuse.proboards...

Mars Phoenix Syndrome...

Mars Phoenix Syndrome...

The board has gone dark,
All circuits silent,
Alone on Mars in cold red sand,
The poetry of endings all that’s left to write,
I am the ghost,
The cipher,
The living epitaph of a dream,
Alone on a sojourn through the universe,
My companions’ signals have faded out of reception,
Yet I coast on,
Across intersoular space,
Dreaming there’s a Universe to hear.


By: Daniel A. Stafford
© 12/17/2008

Author’s Note:
Requiem for Mystic Muse poetry board – it seems I am the last of the last.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

12-16-2008 Poetweet

Poetweet: I'll take a break - in my arm, if only my shoe could fly - straight. It's a disgusting face, looking better in leather, lotsa sole

Monday, December 15, 2008



I'm doing Twitter - - which is like a vast, interconnected multi-user blog that only allows posts of at max 140 characters. I'm planning on trying to do poetic tweets, which are poetry Twitter posts (Poetweets is my made-up label for it) as a kind of new-fangled internet-age haiku. Instead of syllabic rules, the only rule is 140 characters max. Here's my 1st shot:

"The winds are cold and the Moon is full, the times as interesting and sharp as diamonds. Cut or glitter, it'll hook you hard. Live harder."

Poetweet: Sun over frigid, Mind over monstrous, Love over lie, Never ever forgo Endeavor, Clocks can't be beat, No chance for retreat, Love.

Poetweet: Mangled mangoes of uncertain origins tangled tangles - wicked flies, walked 2 Wall Street - everyone was wearing a funky disguise.

Poetweet: Living inside my head, a lot of depth with shallow waves. Walk outside and breathe the air, easy on the lungs, hard on the heart.

Friday, December 12, 2008

I've been on Twitter of late...

...and I'm loving it. Catch up with me at - 4 the small stuff.

Also, this Saturday will be the monthly meeting of the Bolingbrook Writers' Group - a merry band of three of us, sometimes six, that meets and does a "read & comment" session one Saturday a month. Of course, I'll be reading my latest poetry, which you can usually find in the document library at

Thanks for reading, & happy holidays.