Convict Lake and other Poems in Verse-Virtual

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Photo by Jon Walton

Verse-Virtual included a group of my mountain poems, several of which have been published previously, in its November issue. I think they work well together and I’m happy to share the news with you all. I appreciate the supportive, collaborative venue V – V provides!

http://www.verse-virtual.com/robert-walton-2014-november.html

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Ghosts at San Lorenzo Park

The MCARLM campfire and story-telling event down at San Lorenzo Park on October 25th  was great fun. Thanks to Raye Ann and Motoko for helping me present Amanda Miller’s spooky poem! I also got to share “Black Maggie’s Secret” around the campfire – the best home for any ghost story! Joaquin Murrieta rides again!559515_10201843624932139_715108151907976268_n

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The Lions of Everest

Quail Bell Magazine just published a climbing story of mine.  Risk and extreme exertion sharpen a climber’s creative edge – an artist’s, too – but when might you go too far?

http://www.quailbellmagazine.com/the-unreal/short-story-the-lions-of-everestmount-everest_1951320c

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Louis found a Home

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I often work for years on a poem before I think it’s ready for sharing with the wide world.  One such is “A Conversation with Louis”.  I think it’s ready now and you can find it on Verse-Virtual along with several other poems.  Please let me know what you think!

http://www.verse-virtual.com/robert-walton-2014-october.html

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Chaos Gate is a steal!

This guy belongs on your Kindle!

This guy belongs on your Kindle!

The Kindle price of Chaos Gate is now $2.99.  That’s a great deal!  In my own humble opinion, that is.

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Poetry Reprise

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Photo by Jon Walton

Those of you who enjoy my poetry may find five of my favorites on Verse-Virtual’s September page.  Seeing a group of my poems stirs my interest in assembling a book.  I’d want to employ a certain photographer, however, and the kid is busy!

http://www.verse-virtual.com/robert-walton-verse-virtual-2014-september.html

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This Train Leaves for Marseilles at Five

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I’ve learned to stick with a story through years and years of rewrites.  “Train” is a perfect example.  I’ve torn it up and tinkered with it for twenty years and now it has a home.  The folks at Mysteriacal-E were amused by my genre-stretching, noir meets Sf story.  I hope it will amuse you, too!

http://www.mystericale.com/index.php?issue=current_issue&body=file&file=train.html

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