Writer’s Block 9/29/19
a twist full of torsion
on a poetry train.
The train derails
as metaphors crash,
for last gasp of
Taking my fate
into my own prose,
I crumple and abandon
my words into piles.
fistfulls of mistakes,
garbage of words.
The train collides
Steel smashes Steel,
as I crumple the page,
only whiteness remains.
(dedicated to my friend Michael Kevin Spencer.)
My new collection of fiction and short stories is called,”A Mandala that happened on the way to a car crash & other Stories.” by Emily H. Sturgill (2015)
This is the paperback link on Amazon.com:
This is the ebook off of kindle link HERE:
This is the paperback on the Createspace Store:
List Price: $15.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Full Color on White paper
ISBN-13: 978-1511564823 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
BISAC: Fiction / Short Stories
A short collection of Short Stories, poetry, and artwork. It is a chapbook of Modern surreal fiction this first of its kind by this Author, Artist and Poetess. Emily Sturgill has a BFA in Fine Arts Painting and a Masters of Education in Art Education and Art Therapy.She runs a blog on WordPress.com called,”Sex in the kitchen Sex.” Since 2013 this is her 21 Self-published work. Her other books are listed on her Amazon.com Authors page. Mostly known as artist and poet this is Emily’s first attempts at short stories. Tread lightly, as she is by no means an expert mostly just a novice with one toe dipped in the water as the streams bubbles past…
I just released my first attempts in the short story genre.It is not very long, and it supplemented it with art and poetry-It is roughly 53 pages long. I used to stories I wrote during my BFA under-grad program in a creative writing class from 2003. I also wrote a couple new short stories too. It is now available in the kindle store. I am still a waiting approval on my paperback from the Createspace store.
HERE is a link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VJJDKRG
This is a preview of the paperback book cover.
There is not too much I can say beyond, that this terrifies me. Short stories have always been fun yet intimidatingly daunting to attempt to write. I love to read them myself. But I am uncertain if I am very good at writing them. Proceed reading with extra caution, because I am primarily a painter & a poet. It requires a different mind set to write a good short story. Although, some might argue, if your a good enough writer you can really write anything at all. If that is true?
Wow!! Wonderful….now pardon me, while I go write the next best selling Harlequin Romance or the next must have 50 shades of grey or Harry Potter…..Um, quite possibly I think those types of writing are very popular & possibly quite wonderful but totally beyond my grasp. I do not read those types of books so I doubt highly I could ever write one!!!! But I do write the way I do, in a surrealistic sideways freak-show type of way-warts and all…
If you check out my new kindle book, please,please,please!! Consider leaving me a review or some feedback on this blog post or on my Authors page: http://www.amazon.com/author/emilysturgill/
Thank you for your time reading this!! Sincere thanks, Emily
Four of my poetry & artist chapbooks will be on kindle-countdown sales starting Friday March 27, 2015.
The first is called,”Lavender Surprise: poems and artwork”
A chapbook containing both poetry and artwork by the Poet/Artist/Author. The poems are in a vein of surrealistic poetry. There is both color and black and white artworks. It is roughly 35 pages long. It is the Author’s seventh chapbook this year. (2013)
The second is called “Mythology seen through Metaphor: word salad.”(2013, Emily Sturgill.) This will also be reduced to just 99 cents from 3/27-3/31/15. To learn more follow this link HERE: http://www.amazon.com/Mythology-through-Metaphor-Emily-Sturgill-ebook/dp/B00B4YM5GS/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
The third is called, “Butterfly-rimmed eyeglasses and the trouble with Tuesday.” To check that out click this link HERE:
That one will also be reduced to just 99 cents and its promotion will also run from 2/27/15-2/31/15.
Last is my book called “Spirals of Song.” To learn more go to this link HERE:
It will also be reduced to just 99 cents from 3/27-3/31/15.
Three Free Artist and Poetry Chapbooks by Emily Sturgill will be available starting tomorrow Thursday March 26, 2015.
The first one was my first self-published art and poetry chapbook, “Sex in the kitchen sink: poetry and artwork.” (2013. Emily Sturgill)
To download a FREE copy visit this link HERE:
The second one was written around Earth day and is called, “Once, I was Rain.”
The third one is called “Red Bones.”
Sadness grabbed there first
before I know what she was.
Sadness grabbed my heart She left
a white marked
along the paths of veins and arteries.
ghostly fingers imprinted her mark
of fine woven sandy fingerprints
of the shadow of
an invisible sadness.
Sadness was a secret sister to me
she held me silently
even on all the days
I wept both crazy and madly.
Sadness she was with me
almost at all.
She cast a sudden sharp shadow
upon my happiest moments and
memories-She colored the most beautiful of days
into grayness colored ashes
the cremation of happiness
into an ugly urn
only I could see, while because Sadness
She touched me first there.
She grabbed my small heart
and left a lingering loneliness,
She left a longing for
a lingering romance
with her own tormentor and invention
a man in a blacken smog suit
by the name
My second Anthology Poetry project that I edited is now available on kindle for $3.33.
It contains the hard work of eight other poets, nine including myself. I just updated the book description to include all the poets names-however those changes will not appear for 12 hours. But this is what the updated description should say:
This is a creative collaborative collection of poetry focusing on three seasonal themes. First is Autumn, Secondly is seasonal holidays such as Dia de los muertos, Halloween, Samhain, Thanksgiving, Winter Solstice, Yule and Christmas. Last is transitioning the changing of Seasons from Summer into Autumn, or Autumn into Winter. There is an underlying connection to the natural world and our place as Poets in it. This collection is very unique yet diverse. Hopefully we weave a web of interrelated connections of Nature and her four seasons as we knock upon her door, we are dredging up Demeter.
This collection contains the works of: Leesa Abbott, Omavi Victorine, Celestine Nudana, Jacob Appelman, Katy Ottaway,Scott William Kendall, Anna Bianca,Carrie Page and Emily Sturgill.
That last part was added this morning and should show up tomorrow!! I really meant to put it in the first time!!! Sincere apologies!
Everyone worked very hard on this. I really appreciate all the poets for making this happen-I merely had an idea-they supplied all of their talents.
Crash & Bash-
I feel as though
I have been letting some
loyal readers down~
i haven’t written much
poetry on my blog
since i left town.
we had an awesome vacation,
but now i’m back
hoping dearly nobody has given
up on me entirely.
Life got kinda busy.
The hustle, bustle, besides collecting
poetry for an upcoming
The hustle. bustle, the crash & bash.
The empty time, while I was away,
with nothing to say,
i just was not online.
Life got kinda busy,
The hustle, bustle, the crash & bash,
a stolen vacation,
leaving my blog a bit empty
lonesome but please please
do not forget me & do
forgive all the empty
i left here instead.
it’s just been kinda busy,
the hustle, the bustle, the bash & the crash,
inside my head.