Monday, January 30, 2012

Extinct Promotion


My story "Connect" was published last year in the anthology "Extinct Doesn't Mean Forever," edited by the formidable Phoenix Sullivan.
On Tuesday, January 31, you can download the entire anthology Extinct Doesn't Mean Forever free from the Kindle store.
 On both Tuesday and Wednesday, you can download each of the 18 single stories for free, including my story, Connect.
By any reasonable measure we are dead.
Unity -- slow, cold and broken -- is leaving me behind. It’s a slowly boiling mass of speckled gray now. I’m walking away from it, building, understanding, memorizing as I go. And to do these things, to tie them together, I use my memories. Of being alive, of dying, of being dead.
Other authors in the anthology are participating in this promotion:
Chrystalla Thoma: "The Angel Genome"
 Peter Dudley: "Distractions"
Shona Snowden: "Blood Fruit" 
Scott Thomas Smith: "In Ring"
Jo Antareau: "My Own Secret Dinosaur"

Bruce Cockburn - If a Tree Falls


Rain forest

Mist and mystery

Teeming green

Green brain facing
labotomy

Climate control centre for the world

Ancient cord of
coexistence

Hacked by parasitic greedhead scam -

From Sarawak to
Amazonas

Costa Rica to mangy B.C. hills -

Cortege rhythm of falling
timber. 



What kind of currency grows in these new deserts,

These brand new flood plains? 



If a tree falls in the forest
does anybody hear?

If a tree falls in the forest does anybody hear?

Anybody hear the forest fall? 



Cut and move on

Cut and
move on

Take out trees

Take out wildlife at a rate of species every
single day

Take out people who've lived with this for 100,000 years -

Inject a billion burgers worth of beef -

Grain eaters - methane
dispensers. 



Through thinning ozone,

Waves fall on wrinkled
earth -

Gravity, light, ancient refuse of stars,

Speak of a
drowning -

But this, this is something other.

Busy monster eats
dark holes in the spirit world

Where wild things have to go

To
disappear

Forever 



If a tree falls in the forest does
anybody hear?

If a tree falls in the forest does anybody hear?

Anybody hear the forest fall?

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