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Ever get that urge to write while you’re at work?

via www.winterwanderland.com
It always looks cold and grey, winter.  The lack of colour, even though you know there’s colour there, somewhere under the white snow.  When the sky is cloudy, just like it is today, even the brightest colour seems dull and lifeless.
In winter, the wind seems to howl through the cracks of the house a little louder. As warm inside as it might get, that sound is a chill reminder of what it’s like outside.
The days are a little shorter, the nights a little longer.  Into December, I wake up in the morning with the sky still pitch black.  It takes me a few days to get used to it, as I have to check my clock to make sure it’s five in the morning and not three.
It’s sort of like a shock, and a bit of sorrow sets in.  But after a while, you get used to it.  You welcome the darkness in the morning.  On warmer winter mornings I’ll wrap up in my house coat, take my cup of coffee and with my slippers on I’ll walk onto my balcony and look out across the snow in the street below.  There’s always something different to see.
Winter provides something else.  It gives us the opportunity to remember that spring and summer are not far away.  Ever.  The warm days always return.  There’s excitement in seeing each bud on every tree.  In fall, the colours attract us, and even the sky as it changes gives up hope because of a plentiful harvest.
But it’s always back there, you know.  Winter.  It sits and waits, we as we dread and it as it always does.  Never changing.  But I’ve grown used to winter, and as she comes around again, I’ll welcome her on those cool, frosty mornings.
"Good morning, Winter."
"Good morning, Tim."
"You look lovely this morning with your sparkles and how you’ve decorated the trees."
"Thank you.  Enjoying a coffee I see."
"Yes, I am.  It’s still cool, but not brisk.  Thank you for that."
"You’re very welcome.  Maybe today I’ll let it be a bit warmer."
"I would appreciate that, Winter.  Very much."

via www.winterwanderland.com

It always looks cold and grey, winter.  The lack of colour, even though you know there’s colour there, somewhere under the white snow.  When the sky is cloudy, just like it is today, even the brightest colour seems dull and lifeless.

In winter, the wind seems to howl through the cracks of the house a little louder. As warm inside as it might get, that sound is a chill reminder of what it’s like outside.

The days are a little shorter, the nights a little longer.  Into December, I wake up in the morning with the sky still pitch black.  It takes me a few days to get used to it, as I have to check my clock to make sure it’s five in the morning and not three.

It’s sort of like a shock, and a bit of sorrow sets in.  But after a while, you get used to it.  You welcome the darkness in the morning.  On warmer winter mornings I’ll wrap up in my house coat, take my cup of coffee and with my slippers on I’ll walk onto my balcony and look out across the snow in the street below.  There’s always something different to see.

Winter provides something else.  It gives us the opportunity to remember that spring and summer are not far away.  Ever.  The warm days always return.  There’s excitement in seeing each bud on every tree.  In fall, the colours attract us, and even the sky as it changes gives up hope because of a plentiful harvest.

But it’s always back there, you know.  Winter.  It sits and waits, we as we dread and it as it always does.  Never changing.  But I’ve grown used to winter, and as she comes around again, I’ll welcome her on those cool, frosty mornings.

"Good morning, Winter."

"Good morning, Tim."

"You look lovely this morning with your sparkles and how you’ve decorated the trees."

"Thank you.  Enjoying a coffee I see."

"Yes, I am.  It’s still cool, but not brisk.  Thank you for that."

"You’re very welcome.  Maybe today I’ll let it be a bit warmer."

"I would appreciate that, Winter.  Very much."

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Hopefully, there will be some news soon of a small tour in the Lake Diefenbaker area.

Amazon.com: The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider (9780557376148): Tim Holtorf: Books

Black Mask & Pale Rider, available at Amazon.com!

And now, back to me posting and reblogging pictures of awesome libraries!

Hopefully, there will be some news soon of a small tour in the Lake Diefenbaker area.

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Announcement for the month of March
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Announcment time!  Better to talk about it than write a long thing about it.

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To put this picture in perspective, the woman seen here is the main character of the upcoming serial series of web fiction I’m writing that will be posted here.  Currently, she plays a very small role in the series called Canyons of Steel.  This is Chelsea Morgan, a.k.a. The Black Bowhuntress.  She is a young, brilliant woman who in her real life (real life in the upcoming series) is a defense attorney in the city of Ravenport, Maine.  Originally born in New Orleans, she lead an interesting life.  She was a good student in school, actually more than good, as she graduated with honours at the age of 15, and continued such studies through university, proving her intelligence wasn’t a fluke as she worked to obtain a Masters in Law in five years.  Her dedication to study made her life rather difficult, as it took her a while to be accepted in social circles.
She did grow, learning much about the world around her, focusing her attention on social justice and equality.  Using her position as a lawyer helped a great deal, as that would become her arena of battle from time to time, to bring forward awareness to the public at large.
She’s also a superhero.  Super being a relative term, as she is merely an Olympic level athlete.
I won’t divulge too much more information, as that might take away from the story overall.

To put this picture in perspective, the woman seen here is the main character of the upcoming serial series of web fiction I’m writing that will be posted here.  Currently, she plays a very small role in the series called Canyons of Steel.  This is Chelsea Morgan, a.k.a. The Black Bowhuntress.  She is a young, brilliant woman who in her real life (real life in the upcoming series) is a defense attorney in the city of Ravenport, Maine.  Originally born in New Orleans, she lead an interesting life.  She was a good student in school, actually more than good, as she graduated with honours at the age of 15, and continued such studies through university, proving her intelligence wasn’t a fluke as she worked to obtain a Masters in Law in five years.  Her dedication to study made her life rather difficult, as it took her a while to be accepted in social circles.

She did grow, learning much about the world around her, focusing her attention on social justice and equality.  Using her position as a lawyer helped a great deal, as that would become her arena of battle from time to time, to bring forward awareness to the public at large.

She’s also a superhero.  Super being a relative term, as she is merely an Olympic level athlete.

I won’t divulge too much more information, as that might take away from the story overall.