This collection of thirty poems by novelist Kyrian Lyndon spans decades throughout the author’s personal journey. From the soothingly peaceful to the bizarre, Kyrian runs the gamut of complex emotions that will resonate for many. The poems are poignant—honest, open, and straight from the heart, heartbreaking and with humor, embracing light and dark, hope and despair, triumph over adversity.
This short collection compiles three plays penned by award-winning and best-selling author Jack Ketchum. The first, KILL: A Confession for the Stage - is the final stage play Ketchum ever wrote...inspired by the Boston Strangler Case - it is powerful, and eerie. Also included in this are DRIVE-IN MOVIE - which Ketchum also penned for theathre, and…
Oh, for the beauty of the melody,
The harmony sprinkled about.
He is but a glowing midge
Longing to play an Aeolian harp,
While holding you still and entranced
With the celestial beauty of a god.
Ah, but for the pain!
The seraphic master sets about casting shadows
So that I cannot see the sun,
Leaving but a vista of tomorrow’s joys and treasures.
The current focus becomes a precursor
Along the predestined path,
A traverse on the bridge.
That’s my all-too-rigid honeybee,
Leaving me with a concave and sunken universe,
A hollow path in my heart and my soul.
‘A Dark Rose Blooms’ also contains an excerpt from ‘Provenance of Bondage,’ the first book of Kyrian’s forthcoming ‘Deadly Veils’ series. We meet the series protagonist, Danielle DeCorso, as she tries to cope with a devastating event she can’t fully remember. She struggles in isolation and despair, as her perception of what she does recall differs from that of her cousin and her friend.