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ROMANCE NOVEL

Well, here I am, falling in love (again) with my character:

                      Mr. Thomas Higginson.

 

 

It is very easy to fall in love with him, at least for me… Just wish I had the power, the magic wand that could make him a real man beside me right now.

 

I wrote exactly the man I want.  How could I not? 

 

Obvious where my mind is right now…

Beginning another Monday without this man… Hope that he finds me; hope he’s looking for me.  I’m not going anywhere until he gets here.

Mr. Thomas Higginson, I am waiting for you:

 

 

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Romance on my mind!

Little more than the romance novel for me to think about; I’m trying but it’s very difficult; I know that so much else is occurring in the world, even celebration of US independence, but that is not enough to get my mind off a CHANCE for the possibility of that novel.

 

My wonderful editor Jason Kirk, says this:

“As I mentioned via text, I can’t really dig in until Saturday, but by the end of this holiday weekend, I’ll send this back, almost certainly with only the barest of surgical edits, all tracked, for you to accept or reject as you see fit. Shouldn’t take long at all, and then we can start sending it out. As I mentioned, I know one publisher that would welcome a cold submission from me, so we should give them a bit of time to review it first, then if they’re not interested, I can start querying the agents I know, who number several dozen. That’ll be the extent of what I can do in terms of getting it out there, but I welcome the chance to do it.

Thanks, Thylias. And congratulations. This book has come a long, long way!

 

 

Those who know me personally have no idea all that book contains, but it definitely contains it.  That book is giving me no peace, and I hope it’s the same way for the others, the many others –dare I say that?– lucky enough to read this book once it becomes available and it will!  

 

Just thinking about it, I am a total wreck.  For this is the book I want to read also.  I want to be on buses, in taxis, on subways, in boats every mode of transportation, I want to be seen reading this book.

I hope it’s banned in certain places, I assume in church (except for what is read in secret) –just not openly.  Although sex like what’s in my novel surely has a place there.  Let’s just say, and this can’t possibly go too far; but let’s just say that the possibilities for intimacy and romance are achieved; I wrote about my ideal situations, how could I not? When I too dream, and if I can’t give my characters what I would want for myself, then I am much less the writer, much less the human being I thought I was, I hoe I am, and although I was married for a very long time, I haven’t stopped dreaming about love that way I would like for it to be, and if I can’t get it with my –truly –butt-kissing-hair, my tiny waist, my 98 natural pounds at age 62, then maybe it isn’t there for me to get, and I know I sound right there like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, realizing why home is where she should be, and of course, I’m hearing Stephanie Mills sing “Home” 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnKQN7TF4hQ

As since the show at the Pulitzer Fine Arts Foundation in St. Louis should be closed now, you will no longer be able to see my video poam, “The Glory Prelude to a Widow Shrine System” there, but sometime this weekend, I will place it on YouTube and you will be able to see it there. Some video stills from “The Glory Prelude to a Widow Shrine System”, music by experimental filmmaker and graphic artist Ansted Moss, all vocals performed, and all images captured by Thylias Moss:

 

 

Thylias Moss is in love with life, with everything, with herself, Christal Rice Cooper, and with, oh everything, –a man too –he knows who he is.  And I thank him for being someone I can love.  I can never thank him enough, and that’s as public as I can be about my own real heart.

I celebrate my independence from sadness, from feeling myself not “pretty”, from fearing ravages for disease, for I also have MS (multiple sclerosis, and you could never tell) –so Chris Rice Cooper  this is also for you my friend, as I continue to love myself (maybe even too much)

For my new book of new romance novel, I hope to have some pics f myself taken by Tony Smith

 

(o happy July day!)

“Mongongo Drupe Live!

Callaloo 38.1 Winter 2015 p.144-4 smaller_Thylias in Cushnie et Ochs dress; photo by Ansted Moss copy

My pleasure to announce that my story: “Mongongo Drupe” that offers a glimpse of some of what happened on a much-needed weekend in Chicago has been published this week! in Callaloo Journal, issue 38.1, Winter 2015.

My first venture into this type of sex-positive feminism —I received a contributor’s copy on Monday, 16 March, 2015!

Website of Callaloo: (http://callaloo.tamu.edu).  More details:
Issue of Callaloo in which “Mongongo Drupe”  appears:
 issue, 38.1 winter 2015 and can be purchased from this website:
as the issue has been officially published:
A phone number for John Hopkins University Press, publisher of this Callaloo edition, issue 38.1, Winter 2015: 1.800.548.1784
This picture is my own, and appears here only because the story itself has been published, and Jesús [now called: “Mr. Higgs” ]—according to our agreement, realizes that this full color image of me in the dress he adored, by the way, would only go online after the issue was published.  Till then, only his photo.  I’m sure you can understand.
In Callaloo itself, story has a smaller B&W version of the photo.

A Letter to Mr. Higgs: (Once Upon A Tine) –a fairy tale about sex after sixty, poetry, and salvation

Good afternoon! –snow is steadily melting; huge embankments still prevail;

my good news is completion of another draft of my fairy tale, now titled:

“A LETTER TO MR. HIGGS: (Once Upon A Sky-Blue Tine) a fairy tale about sex after sixty, poetry and salvation

— completed only a day later than I wanted, to make an appropriate gift for the man on whom the “Mr. Higgs” / “Prince Charming” character is based –of course no response yet from the one who received a copy…. I’m exceedingly nervous about this, for I spilled all my secrets –chamber of my heart has been purged…. 

When I receive a response, I’ll be sure to post gist, not quotes… For the time being, I’m just so happy to have this Word document, 244 pages long.

BUT: I DO HAVE A DRAFT! –AND NOTHING COULD HAPPEN WITHOUT ONE!

“Mongongo Drupe” this week!

THIS WEEK! –JUST AHEAD OF OFFICIAL ARRIVAL OF SPRING : VERNAL EQUINOX!

Just a small update:  Just heard from the publisher! –and the issue of Callaloo 38.1, Winter 2015 with the “sex-positive feminism” story” “Mongongo Drupe” will be available this week!  –that’s right! –my next post (about this “sex-healthy” story should have an image of the cover! –yes; “sex-healthy” a body doing what a body can when inspired by a willing partner UNASHAMED OF BODIES DOING WHAT BODIES ARE MEANT TO DO!  —Hope you like it!

Could not come at a better time! –Just missed my 61st  birthday, 27 February, but that’s all right! –Just want to see it in print! –can’t really imagine what that will be like! –just hoping for similar good fortune with the fairy tale itself: “Once Upon a Sky-Blue Tine” (of which “Mongongo Drupe” in slightly altered form) is a part!  

Drupe –feed your skull with knowledge; feed your mind with this story

  

HEAVY REVISION OF FAIRY TALE: “ONCE UPON A SKY-BLUE TINE” UNDERWAY

Working very hard right now on the fairy tale revision, becoming an even better book.  “Once Upon a Sky-Blue Tine” is steadily becoming better…   I will be working very hard on this, between bouts of MS, especially optic neuritis  which render me legally blind in my left eye; I maintain such hope for this piece; fairy tale of my life –a life I very much want to preserve with hope for all, and for this reason, as many of you may know, I’m quite pleased that very soon, practically any day now, a bit of sex-positive feminism that is a chapter of the fairy tale, “Mongongo Drupe” will soon, very soon now be published as follows:

Info about acquiring the issue of “Callaloo” in which “Mongongo Drupe” will appear this month: February 2015:

Issue of Callaloo in which “Mongongo Drupe” will appear:

  issue, 38.1 winter 2015 and can be purchased from this website:
Once the issue is actually published later this month –in time for my 61st birthday (27 February

FAIRY TALE UNDERGOING MAJOR OVERHAUL

Hello Dear Followers, happy to report that my fairy tale –“Once Upon a Sky-Blue Tine”, that may have this image somewhere in it:

Thylias in Chicao Institute of Art(standing i front of %22Woman Descending the Staircase by Gerhard Richter, 1965

Dreaming at the Chicago Institute of Art 

 –is undergoing a major overhaul so that it may be the best work I’ve ever produced! –must take care to re-write it perfectly! –means that much to me, a risk-it-all  sort of book, an emerging from my usual writing to produce something uniquely me right now! –revealing that “at the center of my being, I have an answer, I know who I am, and I know what I want” –hence the revision, until I get it right, for who I am, and what I want.

A Lao Tzu quote

Some details about the painting I stand in front of:

Painting that I’m standing in front of:

Gerhard Richter
German, born 1932

Woman Descending the Staircase (Frau die Treppe herabgehend), 1965

Oil on canvas
198 x 128 cm (79 x 51 in.)

Roy J. and Frances R. Friedman Endowment; gift of Lannan Foundation, 1997.176

© Gerhard Richter

From the Art Institute website:

Throughout his career, Gerhard Richter has alternated between figuration and abstraction, maintaining his characteristic emotional reserve and consummate skill in both modes. The aesthetic territory that he explored in his Photo Paintings of the mid- and late 1960s tended to the assertively mundane. Most of these canvases reproduce apparently ordinary images. In this context, Woman Descending a Staircase is exceptional, distinguished by the elegance of the subject, the formality and drama of the composition, and even the work’s glossy, silver-blue brushwork. This may be Richter’s most glamorous painting. These qualities encourage speculation about the woman’s identity, which remains unknown. Woman Descending the Staircase is not, however, a celebrity portrait. More typological than individual, the work addresses the way photography and painting create impressions of beauty, elegance, and glamour.