A Writer's Journal

Alan's haunting novel of the AIDS epidemic, As If Death Summoned, was released on December 1, 2020, World AIDS Day, and can be ordered at your favorite bookstore or from any online bookseller (418 pp) Paperback, $18.95, e-Book, $9.99. Read the reviews here.

 

 

 

This morning, sitting at my desk, I watch the hummingbirds outside my study window.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They take turns, perching on the skeletal remains of a foxglove,
peering in at me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'd like to think that they're interested in my writing--

What's my new novel about?

Will it feature a hummingbird hero?

Would I consider it?--

 

 

 

 

 

 

 but I suspect they're really just wanting to stick close
to the feeder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[First posted: August 5, 2013]

 

 

 

 

 

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