Sunday, September 30, 2012

* Scratching The Darkness

This blog entry has been removed, revised and included in the romping sci-fi epic TESTAMENT: FUNNY BADGERS by Indigo Roth, Red Angel Publishing, 2013.

Its reference in the book is AMERICA 5:1-85

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24 comments:

  1. that was a very lovely read, indigo and i thank you for this moment. perhaps one day over a cuppa/drink/pint/glass i'll share my mystical moment here in the south. *cheers* xoxoxo

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    1. Hey Savannah! Thanks, I was very unsure about sharing this one. And yes, please do! Indigo x

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  2. I must be a simple creature as I'm frequently fickle and easily scared. And I do love fireflies.

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    1. Hey Paula! This was the first and only time I ever saw fireflies.I must return sometime. Do you get them? Roth x

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  3. All the ingrediants for a perfect moment...I always love how the Fireflies always compliment the moments when they arrive. Cheers.

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    1. Hey King! Welcome to the blog! Thank you! I'll pop over and check yours out from home later today. Indigo

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  4. Dreamy and intriguing ...

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    1. Hey Jen! Thank you! Both were intended, but it remains to be seen how I feel about this one in six months' time. Right now? Not sure. Indigo x

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  5. I like this. I feel lighter, somehow.

    Love the naming of "the Groundskeeper"...

    Pearl

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    1. Thanks Pearl! I wonder if we'll be seeing him again? Hmmm. Roth x

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  6. What a magical piece of writing! I'm awestruck! Seriously! This is one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever read. Seriously, I love where your wonderful mind goes!

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    1. Hey Linda! Well damn, that's a lovely thing for you to say. I'm not sure I'm worthy of it, but I'll accept it all the same! Thank you, Indigo x

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  7. I absolutely agree with Linda's comment!!

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    1. Hey Mia! Again, thanks. Actually, isn't Princeton up in your neck of the woods? You're New Jersey, right? This was part of a brief-but-epic journey that I blogged about; in fact, I may have to rerun it. This could be part five?! Indigo x

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  8. You have an amazing imagination my sweet Indigo!

    I DO like your fireflies!! xoxo

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    1. Hey Kato! Thank you. Wait. What? "Imagination"? You think I make this stuff UP?! Good grief, you wait 'til I turn up with Max and the badgers in tow; that'll show you. And most of Toronto. (It's okay, we'll put it back after) Indigo x

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  9. Nobody does this kind of charming, other-worldly storytelling better than you do. I, too, love the name "the Groundskeeper," and everything else about this piece. Thank you for transporting me to such a magical place.

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    1. Hey Jayne! You know, I'd be very happy with "Charming Other-Worldly" as my pigeonhole/genre. That and the occasional bit of "Elephant God Noir", as Peggy once suggested. Thanks for the kind words, I'm truly flattered. Indigo x

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  10. Beautiful, Indigo! Just . . . wow. Really loved it. In particular, I love this: "Good grief, have I become Agnostic while I wasn't paying attention?"
    I see fireflies every year. I won't take them for granted anymore!

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    1. Hey Dawn! Lovely to see you again. You know, I think I have shifted from Atheist to Agnostic; as I've grown older, a little bit of wisdom has crept in. That usually takes the form of "you don't know anywhere near as much as you think" with a big dollop of "listen to your mother, schmuck". There's hope for me yet. Indigo x

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  11. Oh wow, how come I haven't stopped by sooner? I'm completely in love with the dreamy quality of this slightly surreal memory. A fantastic piece of writing if I ever saw one.

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    1. Hey Ziva! Oh, I agree! We needed you here! Glad you made it tho, and thank you for the kind words. If you like the quirky, arty and occasionally sane, some keen folk think you're in the right place. Start here or here!. See you again! Indigo

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  12. Fireflies are mystical magical creatures among whom, i believe, fairies hide... if it weren't so, i'd not have this photo ;)

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    1. Hey Eolist! Your photo perplexes me as much as the first time I saw it. Common sense says it's a particularly hairy bug or an odd exposure, but it sure looks like the real thing to me. Still unsure what to make of those ones we took in the sequoia woods. Roth x

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