Twittering Tales #160: Shift Change

I’m a bit late so sue me…

Welcome to this week’s Installment of my Twittering Tales participation for a weekly event from a fellow blogger at:

She does a 280 character challenge weekly where she posts a prompt pic and encourages creativity. Please VISIT her site for an explaination of the rules. Please let her know if you’re participating also and if you could drop a line here too for us to follow, that would be fantastic. As for my entry… Here goes.

As the witching hour drew closer, he saw the headstones begin to glow with a preternatural light that he’d only seen once before. On the night of his own rebirth, 5yrs ago. Sod and dirt began to move. A boney hand reached up to take his. “Tag. It’s my turn now. Your time is up. ” (280 characters)

Now it’s your turn. -mike



Currently Reading for Non-fiction November

Good morning all you readers out there in WordPress land. I’ve been sickies most of the last 7 days but I am getting better with the help of green tea and adult libation. My goal is to once again start participating in weekly challenge posts such as the Friday Haiku Challenge, Six Word Saturday, and the like.

But I did want to throw out a post as well for having finished the second book in Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series, The Son of Neptune, just last night. I did enjoy both it and The Lost Hero, and although they were good reads and enjoyable enough to read the whole 5 book series, I will not be doing so. At least for now. I only have the two books and most likely could get the other three from the library, for now I’ll be putting them down for more adult fare.

It’s Non-fiction November tomorrow and I’m introducing my initial picks for reading this coming month. I’m starting off with Erik Larson’s National Book Award Finalist The Devil in the White City to be followed by Simon Winchester’s Krakatoa.

I’ve read Larson’s Dead Wake about the sinking of the Lusitania and have his In the Garden of Beasts about a family in prewar Germany still unread on my shelf. I enjoy his writing, history telling and ability to make even the most dry and dusty facts sound like a fast-paced, action packed thriller.

Winchester is also one of my favs for his skill at opening up and explaining historical events and places with intelligent, insightful and gripping prose. I have several others by him that I’ve read and are still on my shelves. The first one I read by him and made me an instant fan of his writing was Korea – A Walk thru the Land of Miracles. Krakatoa is a book he did in 2003 shortly after the beginning of “The War on Terror” in 2001 and one my wife bought me for Christmas, yet I haven’t read yet. Sadly, I’ve read a couple of his others, as well as many other non-fiction books by other authors, since then. Now is as good a time as any to finally do the deed.

My hope is to finish these two books by the end of November and if I do, I’ll have a surprise book at the end to see if I can get to. What are you reading? Will you be reading only non-fiction this month? Why not have a go and share.