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After being an active member for many months (over a year? I don't even know how long it's been) I left the Ancient & Medieval Historical Fiction group today.

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“My soul will not sleep
For want of my sister
The river runs between us
And I am sick with loss.
My pool is broken
By ripples unending,
For the wind has blown her far away,
The wind has blown her far away.

Oh, sister, your perfume
Is like honey dropped in water.
Like spices and pomegranates,
You stain my mouth with longing.
My pool is broken
By ripples unending;
The wind has blown your odor far away,
The wind has blown your odor far away.

The gods have made your love
Like the advance of flames on straw,
My longing like the downward stoop
Of the falcon in bright flight.
My pool is broken
By ripples unending.
I will fly to you on wind far away,
I will fly to you on wind far away.

I am a hunted goose, a hunted one;
The beauty of your shining hair
Is a bait to trap me in your net;
Your eyes, a snare of meryu-wood.
Gratefully I fall
Into ripples unending.
Hunt me, sister, far away.
Hunt me, sister, far away.”
L.M. Ironside, The Crook and Flail

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Laura Gill I'm so glad you added my "little" book to your TBR pile. You'll love it.


Khanh (Clowns, Nightmares, and Bunnies) Thanks for the friends request! I'm actually going to have to read one of your books when my TBR is looking less daunting. I absolutely love Ancient Egyptian fiction; it's such a rare genre.


Libbie Hawker (L.M. Ironside) MLE wrote: "Thank you for the friend request. The potatoes sound wonderfully tasty."

They were delicious!


message 9: by MLE

MLE Thank you for the friend request. The potatoes sound wonderfully tasty.


Libbie Hawker (L.M. Ironside) Therese wrote: "Psyched to see Baptism for the Dead out! I'm going to get it in paperback when it's available.

BTW - any recommendations for historical fiction that's funny or lighthearted? I'm researching fictio..."


Thanks! I hope to have the paperback all formatted very soon, if all goes as planned.

Hmmm...light-hearted historical fiction with Jesus. I've heard
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal is a good one, but I haven't read it myself.


Therese Psyched to see Baptism for the Dead out! I'm going to get it in paperback when it's available.

BTW - any recommendations for historical fiction that's funny or lighthearted? I'm researching fiction with Jesus as a character ... and it's all so painfully serious ... looking now for something set in the ancient world that's a little more chipper in tone ...


Steelwhisper Thanks for the friending! :)


Therese Hi Lavender,

Just saw your post on the hater's group - I'm not a member so can't reply on the thread - but I can recommend SeaBiscuit if you haven't read it, since you said you like nonfiction! That is a serious page-turner and one of the few nonfiction books I've read that would qualify as escapist!


message 4: by Steph

Steph Sinclair Thanks for the friend request! And yeah, that situation was er, umm, less than desirable. The good part is I've made a lot of new friends! :D


Therese Lavender wrote: "Therese wrote: "Great to meet you! Hope you might consider submitting to Strange Violin Editions too (strangeviolineditions.com) - I'm on the hunt to publish other exMo authors!"

I will definitely..."


Ooh, and just picked up a copy of your book on smashwords through your e-book giveaway. Yay, looking forward to checking it out - I love historical fiction! (I'm currently in revisions for one I wrote set in 1850s France ...) Thanks for the giveaway!


Libbie Hawker (L.M. Ironside) Therese wrote: "Great to meet you! Hope you might consider submitting to Strange Violin Editions too (strangeviolineditions.com) - I'm on the hunt to publish other exMo authors!"

I will definitely consider it! Thanks!


Therese Great to meet you! Hope you might consider submitting to Strange Violin Editions too (strangeviolineditions.com) - I'm on the hunt to publish other exMo authors!


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