Category: Blogging

The day will happen… whether you get up or not

“If you have ever come up against Nothing you have no idea how it can scare you out of your wits. When I was a child I used to be afraid of Something in the dark. I know now that the most fearful thing about the dark is that we may find Nothing in it.” Howard Spring Ray’s day in pictures: Sharing the table of contents from my upcoming book...

‘Eleven’ don’t lie

What’s so special about the number 11, you might wonder. Read on and you just could be finding out. And yes, this entire post is about this one number… Since you’re still here, I must congratulate you for your patience so far and your thirst for KNOWLEDGE – even if it’s just interesting facts about the number that follows 10. So why not sit tight and grab a bowl of...

“Dulcinea Lovinescu – the code girl”

Meet Dulcinea and Erik, the heroes of my book The Dulcinea Project (46,000 words). This is a second edit. I’m planning to edit one more time – in February – and then send to proofreading/copy editing in March. This book, book 1 in a series, will be published at the beginning of April. I’m planning to publish book 2 in the series in April, 2020. Genre: Young adult, adventure, fantasy There’s...

The Last To Fall

As you know, I’m writing “The Pearl Territory” only because I saw Pain with her team in my sleep – like a dream – and I usually don’t see any dreams. I had to share it and I think the story is going to be BIG. And crazy. In a good sci-fi way. “I had a dream, which was not all a dream.” Lord Byron Why am telling you that?...

Almost ready!

Sharing the book cover for my “Absurd Stories”. It’s simple, black and white, kinda minimalistic, but with a lot of details. I still have to format the text… and then – publish.  I scheduled 5 posts. I’ll get back 15-16 January with a new blogging plan for two weeks ahead (will be posted on the page ‘About Ray’) and chapter 5, “The Pearl”.  Next post, today – Book Review “The...

What man calls civilization – always results in deserts

Sharing some interesting quotes about “civilization”.  1. “If there hadn’t been women we’d still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.” Orson Welles 2. “All of us have to be prevaricators, hypocrites, and liars every day of our lives; otherwise the social structure would fall into pieces the first day. We must act in one another’s presence just as we must wear...

“The Pearl Territory” chapter 4

Reminder: Mars is divided in 9 “circles” (or regions): Circle SciTech Circle Energy Circle FoodFarm Circle Impro (studying, teaching, learning) Circle BioMed Circle Junk Circle Rulers Circle Casso (artistic) Circle Seeds (kids; keeps separately) Each circle has a leader. Every week, the leaders gather in the Ellipse Hall. They represent the government and call themselves “Team Happiness,” or HT. “Soul repository” is the place where you can leave your soul....