Tag Archives: other dimensions

At least I remember to put them on!

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In the past, I’ve gone out with my top on backwards and never noticed it until I got home, and I almost went out once wearing my slippers.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not addlepated – or maybe I am – I’m not sure. No, it’s just that I have my mind elsewhere, I live in other worlds, other dimensions. All illusionary, certainly, I admit it’s all made up. But that’s the lure.

I can pick and choose everything – any adventure, any background, any set of heroes and enjoy with them all their challenges and successes. I can ride the waves of excitement, travel the galaxy, explore the unknown, then come back and write about what I’ve discovered and the feelings I’ve experienced.

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DAY OFF!!!

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Yes, it’s come to that.

I’ll be back tomorrow. Have a great weekend, everyone – and don’t forget ONE MORE CHANCE TO WIN a LIMITED AUTOGRAPHED COPY of The Khekarian Threat!

CONTEST ENDS TOMORROW.

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CONTEST!

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A limited personally autographed edition of the recently released science-fiction thriller, THE KHEKARIAN THREAT, by the fresh up-and-coming Australian author, A.D. Everard, could be yours!

HOW? Just answer the question below… Visit A.D. Everard’s website to enjoy 4 free chapters from The Khekarian Threat in which you will find the answer! Deadline for contest submissions is Sunday, August 24th at midnight.

NOW, HERE’S THE QUESTION… After a near-miss on the road, one of Raoul’s team members ended up in an unfortunate position in his cab. Who was the team member and how did they end up?

ENJOY! Go to bloodstonescifi.com Sit back and enjoy your first 4 free chapters!

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HEADS UP ON THE COMING COMPETITION! 65 Pages to Read!

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I never thought my generosity in the free-to-read section would be a liability! 😀

I’m giving away four AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACKS of The Khekarian Threat in an up and coming competition, as you know. The answer to the competition lies somewhere in the first four chapters – that’s 65 pages, folks!

I suspect the question will be thrown out to world on the day, then the first 4 to respond correctly, WIN. Okay? If it was a two minute read through, I wouldn’t worry, but 65 pages is 65 pages. If you’re interested in going for it, get stuck in now, don’t leave it to the last minute.

The links are:

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We Need Them.

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Why are stories so important? Why are fictional characters and their worlds so gripping?

They’re all just ideas and pretty words on paper, right? There’s plenty of important stuff going on in the world – and there are writers and dreamers just wasting their time, pretending that imagination is important.

And yet… we all need them. Most of us read, most of us love to get lost in a tale and step away from the routines and the mundane, from the problems and the woes of our lives. We all escape into stories – movies, books, games – whatever form they come in. We’re driven to.

It must be important. Even in our sleep, there are stories.

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Writing – A Method of Survival.

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Believe it or not, I was a shy kid, I found it easier to express my emotions through my writing and my fiction became my strongest venting place.

If I was angry, I’d write angry scenes. If I was upset, I’d weep through the eyes of my characters. I explored emotions and reactions, searched for solutions, and distracted myself from my life, all through the written word.

I pretty well moved into my early stories and stayed there as long and as often as I could. I fell asleep each night, there in my fictional worlds. I woke and slipped within my story again before even getting out of bed. Then I wondered why I missed so much in school, why I didn’t hear instruction and why my report card always said, “Must try harder.”

Over the years I found my own strengths, founded in solid experience (much of it taken aboard for the sake of my writing), but still the habit remains – I automatically step inside my current story as easily as breathing, frequently throughout the day. It’s such a part of me now, I’d be lost if it ever went away.

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Eddies of Astral Light and Form – From The Khekarian Threat, out now on Amazon.

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Thain did not understand the melodious sing-song chirp of mammalian communication, but he watched the pretty patterns form around their heads as the old male and the young female spoke together. Some patterns lived but briefly, others lingered and grew, creating future paths for these strange and alien creatures.

The astral impinged upon both the dense physical plane and his own lighter etheric realm where life was as easily influenced by thought and emotion. In either world, the forms and shapes and pretty colors escaped direct observation. If he truly entered this densest sphere, the physical, the pastel thought designs would disappear and these creatures would become plain and mundane, mostly ugly and clumsy to his eye. If he transitioned to his own realm, he again lost the astral pictures and perception of this world, too.

It was the hues and structure of these astral prototypes that informed him most clearly what their communication was about, although some of the imagery was easier to read than others. The traveling group he had accompanied for half a year thought a lot about eating and a lot about mating. It was not offensive, the members being young people full of life and hunger. Some of them thought about mating nearly all the time.

All thoughts presented pictures. Some thoughts were light and brought laughter. Other thoughts were dark and brought menace.

With the endless patience of his kind, Thain observed the emotions in this room as they sparked and drifted in colorful array, pumping out great swathes of tints and form as the two talked, beautiful eddies breaking away into swirls and ribbons, active for a time in their own right before dissipating. The constants stayed. Renewed thought grew stronger, thicker, denser, building up the colors of the aura into often magnificent rainbows of intent and function.

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