Wednesday, January 26, 2022


 Wordle 221 4/6





Just doing the Share option to see what it looked like. Hm. Kind of fun to do, but sharing doesn't seem to be useful. Why is it 4 when I actually only filled in 3 including the winning 3rd try. I think that's pretty damned good. Wait. Looked again. I did fill in the first row and not a damned letter was right. 

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Re-Run From 1/5/13 - Tricking Beautiful Relatives into Being Cover Models

With my granddaughters, no trickery is necessary. Haul out a camera and capture the perfect model for Faizah, a farmer's daughter called on by the goddess Anahita to lead the battle against Dev the god of war. Audrey wins the role for her dark beauty. Sorry, Janae, you're just too blond and Nordic for the role of a middle-eastern girl. I'll check around to see if anybody needs a Valkyrie for their book cover. I didn't end up with Audrey on the cover since I had an authentic page from an ancient middle-eastern text showing the elusive Simurgh.

TALES OF ABU NUWAS 2: Faizah's Destiny
(On sale at Smashwords for 99 cents)

The gods are at war and only a farmer’s daughter can save the world from Armageddon.

The village magician has gone missing. His four pupils think he has left a clue to his whereabouts in the Magicalis Bestialis--the book of magical creatures. They must seek the help of the elusive Simurgh, the mythical birds who know all the secrets of the universe.

However, this is not an easy camping trip into the mountains. Spirits, gods, and demons confront the four friends, who are not aware they’re being set up by otherworldly forces for a much larger task.

A farmer’s daughter, Faizah is chosen to lead the humans in the battle. She must persuade a slave, an orphan, and a rich merchant’s son to join in the battle on the side of good. Although divided by Dev, the evil god of war, the teens must band together to find the Simurgh, rescue their teacher, and stave off Armageddon.