Tinted Memory of Argus by Perry McDaid

An acrylic of a favourite playground of my youth through rose-tinted glasses.

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SHAPE OF THINGS PAST AND TO COME

I can’t help wondering if a certain POTUS sees himself as the new Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV) seeking to unite his followers in the worship of Aten, the great golden disc – which in this case would be the dollar.

If running true to form he would seek to move the administrative centre away from Washington DC and the traditional culture to a new capitol, probably in Houston, and build a great new city of the future there.

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L Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future 2016

I was fortunate enough to receive an “Honorable Mention” in this contest last year and provided with a certificate for my efforts. I tend to reticent to display such awards, playing down their significance. Maybe its time I stopped that self-derogation, Besides, not like I have a huge following here anyway.

The story “Ravensbane” is one of my favourites and has recently also been accepted for inclusion in the Horrified Press/13 o’clock Press anthology “Sacrifice” which is still pipelining at this time.

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DEATH AND DECORATIONS ANTHOLOGY – HORRIFIED PRESS

My short story, One Last Drag, had been accepted by 13 o’clock Press for this anthology which did well in the P&E poll for 2016.

As per Dorothy Davies

17 January 2017

RE: PREDATORS AND EDITORS NOMINATION FOR 2016

Horrified Press Wrote:

Congratulations to Thirteen O’Clock Press editors George Wilhite and Dorothy Davies. Horror anthology ‘Death & Decorations’ finished top 10 in the P & E readers poll this year.

Also congrats to authors RJ Meldrum, Ken L Jones, Olivia Arieti, Rie Sheridan Rose, Perry McDaid, Dianne Arrelle, Edward Cooke, Anusha VR, John McCallum Swain, Matthew Wilson, Jordan Elizabeth Mierek, Maria Mitchell, C A Kerr, Stanley Webb, Bruce Markuson, James Pyne, DJ Tyrer, Thomas M Malafarina, Rick McQuiston, Nick Manzolillo, Diane Arrelle, John Howe, L L Hill, Shane Ward, David M. Hoenig, John H Dromey, K R Smith, Roy C Booth and William Tucker, and Dorothy Davies.

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Christmas Reads

Excellent stocking fillers for the readers in the family:

Pixels: The Cause and the Cloud Cuckoo

Mythic Blood (The Milesian Revised)

Paladin of Tarrthála (Dissector’s Cut)

String o’ Misery (Short Stories to creep you out)

Ruby Silver – The Irish Anthology (poetry)

Cardboard City Opera (poetry)

Victims and Angels (poetry)

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What Price Sight?

Ever visited a gallery and been struck the the beauty of a piece of art? Try looking out your window now and again, or raising your eyes from the ground or shop windows.

You might just see the evidence of God.

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Last Darn Rites

Two of my stories (Beach Gods and Millennial Sentience) appear in the Whitesboro Writers anthology, Last Darn Rites, available NOW on Kindle.

It’s a brilliant collection of stories about the diverse aspects of death, including the quirky, the weird and the humorous.

Read it while it’s hot.

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