Dark Sentiments 2011 – Day 31: Anniversary Day

| October 31, 2011

It being the third anniversary of the LFM wedding, you’ll all understand, our hands are far too busy to type.

Dark Sentiments 2011 – Day 30: Stella

| October 30, 2011

The inspiration of this poem came from a story I was once told by the woman it happened to. Her name is not Stella. Stella By LFM Stella was an ugly girl, At least that’s how she felt. Her mirror’s cruelty exposed The cards that she’d been dealt. Her parents were so beautiful It made […]

Dark Sentiments 2011 – Day 29: The Chair

| October 29, 2011

The Chair By LFM Malcolm found a shop one day He’d never seen before. It sold antiques and bric-a-brac, And dusty tomes of lore. He went inside to look about And as he made his rounds He found a chair marked, “Cursed Antique” “Reduced to 20 pounds.” Superbly carved from pitch black wood, It looked […]

Dark Sentiments 2011 – Day 28: Hellfire, Damnation, and All That

| October 28, 2011

For my own part, I regard stories that involve people making a pact with the Devil, or an ever burning Hell pit of damnation, as suitable fodder for entertainment, but nothing else. As a case in point, in the course of my research for Dark Sentiments 2011, I found the original, accept no substitutes, Dante’s […]

Dark Sentiments 2011 – Day 27: Robert

| October 27, 2011

Robert By LFM Robert was a different boy, He wasn’t understood. His parents tried to help him out But never really could. He read a lot and got good grades, But liked to be alone, And unlike other teenaged boys He rarely used the phone. He really had no friends but he’d Been never known […]

Dark Sentiments 2011 – Day 26: Hunter’s Moon

| October 26, 2011

Hunter’s Moon By LFM By light of moon a hunter came Snow shod through winter woods, Bound home from hunt and trading trip For meat and needful goods. Moon shadows of bare birchen limbs Lay cast across the trail That led to hearth and home and wife, And respite from trevail. His dearest Meg prayed […]

Dark Sentiments 2011 – Day 25: The Shag Harbour Incident

| October 25, 2011

The skies over Nova Scotia were a source of great interest on the night of 4 October 1967 as large numbers of witnesses, including members of the Royal Canadian Mounted police (RCMP), observed moving and hovering lights in the sky off most of the province’s south shore, from Lunenburg west to Shag Harbour. At approximately […]

Dark Sentiments 2011 – Day 24: A Night on the Town

| October 24, 2011

  A Night on the Town By LFM In a realm that’s near to ours There dwells a nasty thing. It has no horns, nor pointy tail, No scales or batty wing. It’s not exactly evil, mind, Though neither is it good, And when it thinks of vengeful deeds Its loins become as wood. You […]

Dark Sentiments 2011 – Day 23: Trick and Treat

| October 23, 2011

A friend of mine recently brought something to light that I had forgotten about until this morning. Back in 2008, a team led by French marine archaeologist Franck Goddio announced discovery of a bowl dating from between the late 2nd century B.C. and the early 1st century A.D, inscribed with what they believe to be the […]

Dark Sentiments 2011 – Day 22: An Insidious Curse

| October 22, 2011

Today’s Dark Sentiment is about a very real curse that stalks our girl children, our wives, our mothers – in fact every woman. It entwines them in its evil tendrils and draws its nourishment from them by draining their sense of self-worth, forcing them to suppress their intellectual and creative spirit, and filling their hearts […]