08 October 2011

By the Dim and Yellow Light of the Moon

I started from my sleep with horror; a cold dew covered my forehead, my teeth chattered, and every limb became convulsed; when, by the dim and yellow light of the moon, as it forced its way through the window shutters, I beheld the wretch—the miserable monster whom I had created. He held up the curtain of the bed; and his eyes, if eyes they may be called, were fixed on me. His jaws opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks.

Mary W. Shelley, Frankenstein

Painting: Vincent Van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

19 comments:

  1. Shoot...now I have to go find something else to soften my imagination. Nice job, Gary, it worked!!!:)

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  2. Hi Brynne, Sorry to hit you with something so ghastly. I will have to make it up to you. Warning: I may still have a couple more up my sleeve.

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  3. Hi Peaches! Thanks for stopping by. I believe our poor protagonist was under the covers!

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  4. Alleged Author: Glad you liked it. At least I didn't scare you away.

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  5. The combination of words and imagery are magnificent - almost like they were meant to be together!

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  6. Thank you Tracy! I like the work "magnificent," it's one of my favorite.

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  7. I'm back for a second comment. I awarded you the 'One Lovely Blog' award - thought your male ego could handle it :)
    http://www.tracykraussexpressionexpress.com

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  8. Tracy! Thanks for the award. I'm happy you thought of me. And yes! I can handle it.

    NOTE: If you want to know more about the Lovely Blog Award, visit Tracy Krauss's blog.

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  9. Thanks for sharing this snippet and that lovely immortal painting. :)

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  10. Gary, this completely worked for me! I loved it- really interesting combination :)

    If you're still interested, the Warm Fuzzies Blogfest is coming up in about a week. I'd love to see you there :) http://aspiretobejuliana.blogspot.com/2011/10/i-have-secret.html

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  11. Juliana, I'd love to participate, let's see if I can create the time to do it.

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  12. Gary, with your love of art and your ebooks on art, I thought you might be interested in the following site:

    http://collca.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18:would-you-like-to-write-for-us&catid=9&Itemid=19

    They are looking for artists interested in writing small ebooks (no more than 10,000 words, on a variety of subjects one is an introduction to art or a biography of an artist.

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  13. Oh, yeah, the publisher is Collca, and they have an easier contact page: http://collca.com/ The one I gave you above is their submission guidelines.

    Other commenters here might be interested too. Architecture, musicians, geology are among the other subjects they want writers for.

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  14. Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for thinking of me and for the references. I am going to visit the links.

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  15. Thank you for visiting Aguilar! I'm glad you liked the post.

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