Saturday, August 10, 2013

* The Book Of Leviathan

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 REDHEADS 4:1-44

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36 comments:

  1. What a sad and powerful tale. Beautifully told, my friend. Sorry the man never learned that peace isn't something you go looking for. It's where you come from. Even sorrier that he blew it with a great redhead.

    Lovely work, as usual.

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    1. Hey Jayne, thank you. Those are wise words. Especially about the redhead. The schmuck ;) Indigo x

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  2. Reminds me of "The Beast in the Jungle" by Henry James. Only much more comprehensible and easier to read

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    1. Hey Roxie! Thank you, I'll take that as a compliment, tho I've heard of neither Mr. James nor The Beast. I have bad reading habits; this year I've read the same number of books as Lassie. I'll check them both out on Wikipedia, tho! Indigo x

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    2. Hmmm, dammit, I've just read a summary, and there are striking similarities. I guess we went through the same thought process. And yes, his prose is rather dense, isn't it? ;) Indigo x

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    3. I think there's similarities to Kafka's BEFORE THE LAW, too, which I read a comic book version of as a teenager. Damn, I miss EPIC: ILLUSTRATED! =)

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  3. A haunting tale, Indigo. We're all travelers in some way, looking for our own Leviathan. Those who are truly wise savor the journey.

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    1. Hey Paula! Thank you. My original thought was for a longer piece, but I think it's all here. It's probably the most allegorical piece I've written, though I'm not certain if I intended it to be. I'm glad you liked it tho =) Indigo x

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  4. WOW!! A brilliantly descriptive piece of writing. Loved it. Thank you! x

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    1. Hey Jack! I actually thought it was light on detail, but it went down quickly and was from the heart. I'm glad it worked, thanks for the kind words. Indigo

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  5. and his peace came... as it would have had he not chosen to enriched his life. how sad that he never understood that it is not the destination, but the journey that matters.

    what an awesome story. x

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    1. Thanks Eolist! I figured you'd like this parable ;) Do you think he DID find his peace? I'm not sure, but it's interesting to hear another view x

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    1. Thanks M, it wrote itself. Indigo

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  7. Hari OM
    Tremendous saga with such constraint. I will dip my oar in this philosophical sea and say that peace is within us, so whether we go back, or move eastwards, are ever on the move or stay still, peace is only as far as the inward thought.

    Methinks 'the hero' was released by the telling of his pain. Lucky he had a good listener. Excellent work my friend. YAMxx

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    1. Namaste Yam! Another interesting perspective, and far better than anything I thought of. I'm not sure whether he confessed his pain, was proud of his sacrifice, or simply related a story. It's nice that folk have thought about it tho =) Indigo x

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  8. Ocht, it was ok. Could have been longer. Still got some of my coffee left.

    What was it all about again??????

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    1. Umm

      As I was saying...... this is magnificent!

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    2. You're a troublemaker, Robertson, I've always said it... And thank you, I'm as surprised as you =) Indigo

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  9. Lovely. A cautionary tale for those who wait, and wait, and wait...for mythical perfection.

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    1. Hey Rene! It's lovely to see you over here! Thanks for the kind words =) Indigo

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  10. Rene nailed it, in my opinion.

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    1. Hey Jenn! Thank you, the noob dun good! ;) Indigo x

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  11. That was a great short story, and a great tribute to every dream that has run out of land. My compliments and admiration.

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    1. Hey Geo! Trust a poet to come up with a better analogy than I did. And thank you; I'm a fan of your stuff, and that means a lot to me. Indigo

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  12. Beautiful, beautiful, Indigo!! A modern fable.

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    1. Hey Dawn! Thank you. I'm always surprised/confounded by what tickles people, but I had a good feeling about this one. Indigo x

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  13. Very nice, Indigo. Told sparingly and with conviction. I am both saddened and heartened.

    Stay away from the water, will you?

    Pearl

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    1. Hey Pearl! I love the water and the things that live in it - especially big ol' sharks - but I'll try not to get eaten by them. And thank you, I'm deeply flattered =) Roth x

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    1. Hey Chrissy! Thanks, I'm glad you liked it. I have no idea what I intended it to be, mind =) Indigo x

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  15. nicely done
    a true story of the journey not the destination that is more meaningful.

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    1. Hey Ray! Nice to see you over here. And thanks! Indigo

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  16. What?!?! WHAT!?!??!? That is so sad! I just KNEW you were going to twist it a bit and make it happy. Or say that the redhead's name was Leviathan. So powerful... your writing always is. Will you remember me when your books are on the top of the charts?!?!

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    1. Hey Katherine! Just keeping you guessing :) But will I REMEMBER you?! Of course! I'll be dropping by for a cup o' tea and a good-ol-fashioned English muffin! Indigo x

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  17. perfect read on a dreary rainy day, sweetpea! thank you! xoxoxoxo

    (i'm back to blogging and sort of taking a fb break) ;)

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