Susan Marie Molloy

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Whoa, Baby! and a Word of Thanks

To begin, thank you to all of you who picked up a copy of my latest novelette, “The Stars Do Not Judge,” which was released on April 10, 2018. I ran the sales report on it, and the amount of free copies and purchased ones is off the charts! Thank you so very much! The paperback version is now out, too, so you can order a copy now, if you’d like.  A review on Goodreads or/and Amazon would be nice, but not obligatory.

This weekend, we had a visitor.

It looks like a young egret. It stayed for a few minutes and took off towards the nature preserve near my cottage. This is the best picture I could take, but I did enhance it a bit for you to see.  Its standing on the wall between the two metal peacocks:

Cool, eh?

Happy Monday!

©Susan Maire Molloy and all works within.

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My New Novelette – Available on Kindle for Free April 12 and 13, 2018.

My latest novelette, “The Stars Do Not Judge” is now available on Kindle April 12 and 13, 2018.  Here’s the LINK.

It’s the story about a high school reunion. Each chapter is written in a different voice and different tense. I know this style isn’t for everyone, and I think it’s best readers know this upfront.

That being said, this novelette’s chapters are like vignettes — little peeks into lives and personalities we all know and love or dislike. There’s humor, tragedy, happiness, and sadness, but overall this is a light look into the human condition.

I invite you to pick up a copy of the Kindle version and review it, either on Goodreads or Amazon. I am working on the paperback version, so please bear with me since I want a “perfect” presentation in that format.

Thank you, and happy reading!

©Susan Marie Molloy and all works within.


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A Small Dog’s Prayer (Excerpt from “Puppy Love” and Free Chapbook)

A Small Dog’s Prayer
By Susan Marie Molloy

I lay here in the new-turned soil;
Its coolness brings me big happy joy.
I am grateful to Papa, he did toil;
These benefits I so enjoy.

I slowly close my dark brown eyes;
The sun and its rays are oh! so bright.
I turn my nose, up towards the skies;
The air! The scents! All do excite!

I watch Mama ever so much;
She always makes such good-tasting things.
I sit and wait for her soft touch;
I don’t pull on her apron strings!

I have such tiny, little legs;
My tail is long, a feathery touch.
My mood is like a powder keg,
When Toby tries to ride the clutch.

Thank you, God, for all that I have;
My family is good, I love them so.
To be an orphan was no salve;
To give love all is what I owe.

This short poem is in my chapbook, “Puppy Love: A Praise of Dogs in Poetry and Illustrations” and is now available for FREE February 22-24, 2018 on Amazon Kindle. Click HERE to pick up your free copy.

And, yes, the illustration here is one of my dogs, Trixie.

©Susan Marie Molloy and all works within.

 


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Adam and Eve on Raft (Excerpt from “Grapes Suzette”and Free Chapbook)

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Following is an acrostic poem, which means that each line starts with each letter in the title, in order.  This type of poem doesn’t have to rhyme.

Adam and Eve on a Raft” is diner slang for two poached eggs on toast. It’s a light fare, and temptingly delicious!

Adam and Eve on a Raft

All I want is to break my fast, and
Doughnuts won’t do.
All I want is eggs on plain toast, you see.
Muffins in the English style
Are for another day, as are
No waffles, no ‘cakes, no popovers.
Dry, plain toast cradling two
Eggs, poached, are the
Vittles to my liking, so
Eggs is what I’ll get
On a white china plate.
No sausage, no ham
And no links or bacon. hence
Raisin toast will rule another day.
All I want is breakfast, so to
French toast I say “Non!” but rather, “Yes!” to plain
Toast that makes the raft for Adam and Eve.

This, and more of my tasty poems, are available in my poetry chapbook, “Grapes Suzette: And Other Poetic Epicurean Delights” through Amazon Kindle. You can pick it up for FREE February 15 and 16, 2018.

Bon Appétit!

©Susan Marie Molloy and all works within.

 


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“God of the Sea” (Excerpt from “God of the Sea: Poetry by the Gulf of Mexico” and Free Chapbook)

A pictorial poem today; for your reading enjoyment.  It’s an excerpt from my poetry chapbook (free until January 31st), God of the Sea: Poetry by the Gulf of Mexico.  Happy Saturday; enjoy!

My chapbook is available on FREE Amazon until January 31, 2018:  Pick it up here:  God of the Sea:  Poetry by the Gulf of Mexico.