Tuesday, April 14, 2015

L = Lighthouse (like Duh!) + The Lighthouse by Karen Heard too :D

State Of Day. So How To Train Your Dragon 2 was fun to watch. I liked the mirroring that was there between Hiccup and Toothless story arcs. And the younger characters were made much likable than they were in the first movie. I literary hated Astrid, now I think the mature Astrid is interesting. But come on! These boys are in their twenties, you can’t possibly convince me they haven’t got facial hair yet :|

Tell me, don't be shy now, was it hard for you to guess my L will be for lighthouse? I have declared it more than once;
I’m a sucker for lighthouses. Just can’t have enough of these amazing towers, I dedicated an entire Pinterest board to them. And (I know I’m repeating myself here) some of my very beloved characters in my WIP The League are from a family of keepers, their lighthouse actually plays a key role in the book.

Way after my heyday
standing under rain, blizzard and scorching suns
Glass broken, bricks missing
 and a fading once upon a time pretty colour
I will remain here standing for God knows how
Greeted only by the few curious
And the everlasting changeable waves

And I would love to have this opportunity to lead you to a beautiful short story called The Lighthouse (surprise!) by the sweet Karen Heard. 

Summary from Smashwords:
A young girl trapped in a flooding Lighthouse begins to wonder why her parents left...

It’s very well written you guys and filled with great imagery and metaphors and my favorite technique of all cinematic writing. And you know what? This story can be an extension to my theme of the A to Z challenge “The Loner’s Notebook of Poems.” Think of it as a bonus. What a coincidence :P
What I loved and appreciated and hit home with me in this story is how the lighthouse was treated as a being of its own and sharing all the feelings and troubles with the protagonist.
By the way… it’s free!
If you like it you can add a review.

And even better you can get the whole short story collection “It’s Dark Inside”

Summary from Smashwords:
These six tales span the genres of ghost story, mystery, horror, and suspense. Some look back on dark times, others look forward to an apocalyptic future, and still others dwell on a terrible present – but they have one thing in common: they are all dark. Don’t expect happy endings or pleasant characters here, for there is something dark lurking in the shadows of each tale waiting to get out. 

About the author: Karen Heard lives in London (UK) and writes dark fiction in a range of genres, including Gothic, ghost and mystery stories. Whatever genre she writes in, all her stories have one thing in common: they are all dark. Don't expect many happy endings or pleasant characters from her, for there is something dark lurking in the shadows of her imagination that makes itself known in each tale that escapes her mind.
Karen had a degree in Creative Writing and has worked for the past ten years in the magazine publishing industry.

Thank you :)


  1. Hi Haneen - Karen Heard sounds like a very interesting author .. and I love your poem .. I always think of the Virginia Woolf book "To the Lighthouse" ... but your poem is excellent .. cheers Hilary

    1. You found my poem excellent? Aw! you made my day :) I tried to read "To the Lighthouse", believe me I did, but I found the writing pretty...difficult? I don't remember, English isn't my first language and although I read Shakespeare and love it Virginia wasn't my cup of tea, still I want to read it because come on! it is called To the Lighthouse!

  2. I'd love to actually go up in a real lighthouse, although I'm afraid of heights. One day!

    1. The dizziness is totally worth it :P I kinda have this too so I feel you there.

  3. Sounds like a great short story! I'll check it out :) Also, nice poem, full of loneliness...
    (I watched HtTYD too, but I liked the first movie a lot better...)

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    1. Glad you liked it, the lighthouse hares this with me so I'm feeling pretty awesome now :P

  4. I'm also a sucker for lighthouses. They tent to crop up a lot in scary stories. :)

    1. They do don't they? I like that element about them too. Thanks for stopping by David :)