As most of you regular Bulletin readers know, about a year ago I decided to take a break from politics and pursue fiction writing. I started another blog and have written several short stories and now I have self-published my first novelette “Late Season Rains”. If you’re intersted in checking it out, it’s available as an ebook for just $0.99. Just click the cover art below to go to its Amazon page. If you don’t have an eReader, eBooks can be stored and read through Amazon’s Cloud on any device from a tablet to a laptop to a smartphone.
One year ago this week, yesterday actually, the Mashed Potato Bulletin took its first breath with a posting initially intended for the New York Times Op-ed pages. But due to length restrictions and perhaps a bit too ambitious for a first attempt at political writing that first article inspired a pursuit for an alternate venue. After much soul searching, more than a few scrapped blog names and one off the wall suggestion, the Mashed Potato Bulletin was born.
As many of you may already know, Ray Bradbury passed away today at the age of 91. His works have stimulated our minds, inspired us to look into the future and allowed us to lose ourselves in the depth of his storytelling. Unlike many other wonderful writers who often leave us wanting more only to find we have devoured all they had created, Mr. Bradbury prolific career left hundreds of stories in which we can continue to enjoy and delve into his boundless imagination for many years to come.
What are your favorites? What do you remember of the man and his writings?
Below are 3 articles I have collected today from the expanse of pieces remembering the man. I think they provide some memorable insights into the person he was, his writings and his ability to envision the not too distant future.