Yup I have been a lousy blogger lately. Been playing games, watching tv and movie and reading lots of books and comics instead of writing and blogging. So as an apology how about I post up free reads of my holiday stories? Yup these are up on my amazon page for sale but you very few lucky readers of my blog can read them here. How about we start with my Halloween Space Station tale?
In Space no one can hear you scream
By Lisa Williamson
They tell you in space they can’t hear you scream. Yeah right. Tell that to Joe. Poor guy didn’t pay attention to the rulebook. Everybody knows you don’t bring alien vegetation onto a space station but well, he did. He bought some seeds and slipped them into the hydroponics tanks. Now that might have been harmless if the seeds were what he thought they were but, well, he got rooked.
See, he thought he was getting pumpkins. Yeah, those big orange gourds that taste good when cooked. He had a hankering for a pie and nothing from the synthesizers tasted right to him. So he traded some useless chips when he went down world and snuck into where the plants were growing. He hid his precious seeds in the back where they wouldn’t be seen. Little did he know that Earthly soil and water was like insta-grow to his seeds.
They grew almost over night into these big orange pumpkins. Now if they had just been pumpkins it would have been a fine and tasty treat but when he went to check on them he got the surprise of his short life. There, eating its way through the other plants, was his pumpkin. Oh it was at first a lovely sight, big and round and firm but when he reached out to pat it the thing spun about, growled and snapped at him.
Oh my, did he let out a screech. Really, a big man like that screaming like a little girl. I still laugh as I think about it. He fell on his big…oh right kids. Well lets say it was a good thing that ‘pumpkin’ was rooted. I obviously had to go to his rescue.
When he got it through his head that it couldn’t chase him he started babbling. Telling me all about where he got the seeds and begging me not to tell the Captain. Now why would I do that? After all it is just a piece of hungry vegetation.
Once I got him calmed down and out of my hydroponics lab, I turned my attention to the noisy foliage. It was still thrashing and gnashing its teeth and waving its leaves about. I am not the type to be afraid of a plant, so it just made me laugh. I mean really? A plant is a plant, no matter if it has teeth or not. I stood back and looked it over, big, round, firm and fleshy. Other than those teeth it was the perfect plant.
Well now out here in space we don’t have the normal calendar like the planet bounds do, but I knew it was near that holiday where things were supposed to get all spooky and scary. I had a thought that made me grin and waved to the plant before putting my plan into action.
What plan you ask? Well I set up a party of course! After all I might be the guy in charge of all those plants but I had another job, Morale officer. Got things together and sent out the call to my buddies to come down to hydroponics that night. The party was great and the look on Joe’s face when he saw his prize pumpkin was hysterical.
Yeah it was still there, a bit different but then setting out those big pies in front of what remained of the thing was perfect. After all if you are gonna have a Halloween party you need a jack-o-lantern right?
Yup been out for a while havent I? Well I will admit I have been playing android games for the past few weeks. Just having a relaxing time while I can. Yes I have been working on stories but well we all need time off right?
Now the reason for today’s post is to remind you all that I have a number of books that are great reads for Halloween. They are now in both paperback and ebook format and can be found all over the e-retailers. The easiest is of course the Amazon links, so if you are interested here they are:
For those of you who have been wondering where I went over the past few weeks well I have been working on turning my novels, collections and illustrated stories into sellable books. I have turned a lot of my work into paperbacks hoping that I will get some more attention.
If you are interested you can find my paperbacks of the following books on Amazon.
As Lisa Williamson
Fall Into Nightmares
Death Walks Through
Distance Means Little to Love
Echoes of Elder Times
Where Angels No Longer Tread
Generations of Love
Guardians of the Gate City
Love Loss and Lonelines
Magic and Nightmares
Mythos of Love
Quick Flashes of Fiction
Reflections in Drabble
To Save Face or Family
As LA Mason
If I could Fly
Yes I have others I haven’t yet turned into paperbacks but I am taking a break because it can be very frustrating to do this. I am still working on the various illustrated stories I have been posting. I need to remove my handwritten words and type them in to be easier to read. I have also discovered that the multiple tales I have need more work to be considered finished. Hopefully the children’s and young adult stories will catch an audience.
For those of you who have read my work, I do thank you. While very few of you have gone on to review them at least a handful of you have tried out my various stories.
I will get back to publishing on my various blogs the items that they are for. Expect new tales, new reviews, new photos, new recipes and so much more when possible.
Sorry folks between everything going on in the read world and my allergies I have gotten behind. I dont have new text yet to add to the on going tale. I will I promise but I might have to find stuff to fill in till I do.
Due to connectivity issues with WordPress I have not been posting. I will be back to daily posting on Monday.