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June—Too Soon to Worry—IWSG-No-Moan-WednesDay

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Cyborg-human mindbender Odyssey goes where no gender has gone before...

Cyborg-human mindbender Odyssey goes where no gender has gone before…

A baby cried, a world began.
“Heart action dropping!”
‘Jake, Eunice?’
‘Here, Boss. Grab on. There, we got you.’
‘Is it a boy or a girl?’
‘Who cares, Johann—it’s a baby—one for all and all for one!’
An old world vanished and then there was none.
Robert Heinlein, I Will Fear No Evil, ©1970

Our revered leader, Alex Cavanaugh, would be proud of us minions in the writerly field— mini-minions, even, when it comes to major Sci-fi like current faves, Her, and Gravity—for even attempting to put together occasional works of fiction of the far-out genre. My own passion is cyber-warp-time-differential stuff, with a dishy captain at the helm, of course!

So it will come as only a mild surprise to him that this month I cannot—rather will not—raise my head above the parapet—of other #Iamwriting labors—to complain.

The weather outside is too wonderful, the view of the ocean—when I have the sense to raise my sights and gaze—to die for; and life in general is giving me abundance.

When June brings such a vista, all cares vanish—

When June brings such a vista, all cares vanish—

Will my Wunderkinder colleagues therefore forgive me for not moaning this time around?

It’s June, after all. Let’s relax and enjoy life a little.

If I have to squeeze in a tweak of intellect in an otherwise cerebrally-challenged month, I might suggest that both Her, the cyber-cross-human sex movie with dishy Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson as the cyborg; and blockbuster Sci-fi future classic Gravity with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, are gorgeous to look at, but Her is technically based on several previous scripts: Robert Heinlein’s, top; with the lovely Samantha created from the ancient Greek-Sanskrit myth-legend of Persas, that imported Persian harlot vampire who emerged from the ocean and devoured her lovers.

But who’s doing heavy research when the scenes are so vivid and sensually surreal? 🙂

When our hero—and Alex’s—Robert Heinlein—use the vampire lady in his seminal—and imho under-read classic, top, I Will Fear NO Evil, his words are more relevant today than 40 years ago.

So, all that leaves me is to say thank you to our planetary host, and our mentors-in-spirit—Wells, Heinlein and Bradbury, RIP—and, of course, the legendary PERSAS for her guest appearance. And may we all continue to have mythological creatures from the deep to inspire our writing.
©2014 Marian Youngblood

June 4, 2014 - Posted by | authors, blogging, calendar customs, culture, fantasy, fiction, Muse, novel, publishing, writing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Soak up the sun and inspiration!
    Play off the Page

    Comment by Mary Aalgaard | June 4, 2014 | Reply

  2. Ah, yes… very good time to just be thankful the bloody Polar Vortex has finally GONE HOME. I love June. It is one of only three months of the year I prefer Michigan to Oregon… warm, sunshine and terrific thunder storms. It’s raining at the mo, but so long as it is warm enough to skip the coat, that is okay by me.

    Comment by Hart Johnson | June 4, 2014 | Reply

    • Always think of you and Lord Byron in the same breath when it comes to weather: he escaped NEScotland of his birth, London of his persuasion, to hibernate in Kethalonia from (his self-confessed bane)
      ‘English winter: ending in July
      to recommence in August’
      but, knowing you, Hart, you’re probably into his other quote:
      ‘If I don’t write to empty my head, I go mad.’ 🙂

      My favorite is:
      ‘I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me—yet I sometimes long for it’
      ©1788-1824 George Gordon, Baron of Gight, Aberdeenshire, 6th Lord Byron

      Comment by siderealview | June 5, 2014 | Reply

  3. I think I might just be writing something that’s a bit far out there now…

    Comment by Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh) | June 4, 2014 | Reply

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