Seven days…

First of all, I’d like to thank Irvin for his recent donation to my campaign.

Secondly, I’d like to tell you what happened today at the dentist. Well… it was supposed to be an appointment with an endodontist for root canal treatment, but due to pain in one of my molars (painkillers wouldn’t work due to an inflammation of the nerve), I had to have an extraction instead. Now I’m relatively okay.

But I’m not too keen on sharing gory details on this blog.

There are only seven days left in the campaign. The special offer still stands: anyone who contributes at least $50 will also have a blog post featured on this website. And that’s on top of any perks you select from the campaign page itself.

If you want to help me with my treatment, you can do so here.

Once again, thank you all for your support, donations, and words of encouragement. I can’t do this without you.

Cristian

P.S. If you somehow missed the post, this week there’s a special sale going on here. Grab them while they’re hot!

March super sale

Given the predicament that I’m in, I’m hosting a special sale until next Tuesday.

First, there are advertising opportunities to purchase:

1. Reblog – $50 $35 - Do you have a WordPress.com blog? Have you written a piece you’d want everyone to read? Now you can have your content reblogged to an audience of over 102,000.

You can purchase here. 10 spots available. You can buy as many as you like and use them whenever you want.

2. Sponsored Post$50 $35 – Do you have a book you’d want me to review? Or do you want me to interview you? Or simply showcase your works (for graphic artists, painters, etc.)?

You can purchase here. 5 spots available.

4. Link Ad – $20 $10 – Your blog’s name (or your name) and a link to your website in the sidebar of my blog. One month of advertising.

You can purchase here. Ten spots available

There you have it… quite a lot to chose from.

Payments are secured via PayPal. Also, you can purchase as many options as you like, as available. After that we get in touch via e-mail and set everything up.

Secondly, you can purchase the e-book bundle for only $6.99 hereWhat do you get for that kind of money?

Well… the following:

Jazz (novel)
The Writer (novel)
Fairytale: Episode I (serialized fiction)
Strangers (short story compilation)
An Emperor’s Will (novella)
Remember (short-story)
A Prestigious Award (short-story)
The Portrait of a Writer (compilation of essays)

*The funds raised through this endeavor will hep pay for my medical bills.

Thank you,

Cristian

Stories

stories“The Universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” – Muriel Rukeyser

Stories. The words that make up our past, the words we tell those strangers we’d like to become more to us. Stories. The words we tell those strangers we’ll never get to meet.

Stories. The plane on which reality and imagination collide, a place of endless possibilities. Continue reading

The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living

You’ve got to hand it to Hirst. He does come up with some really catchy titles for his… thingies. Britain’s richest living artist…

Whether we like it or not, we live in a post-modern world. But the question is, “What’s art?”

What is the definition of art? And who can define it? Does art have something to do with the means we use to express our beliefs? Is art about how or why? Or what?

Is it enough for the artist to call a dead shark “art” for it to be art?

 

Help if you can

Twelve days left. A new appointment on Wednesday.

If you want to help me out with my medical bills, you can do so here.

Special offer still stands: anyone who donates $50 or more to the campaign will have a blog post featured on this blog. That’s besides any rewards you might select from the campaign page itself.

Thank you,

Cristian

Friday Review: Shadow of the Raven

8119-Tl3n8L._SL1500_Thunder claps roar and Odin’s ravens fly. Dragonships set sail – and the kingdoms of Western Europe hold their breath. Warriors of Thor are on the move.

By the mid ninth century, Danish raids on Anglo-Saxon kingdoms have escalated. Several bands even dare to overwinter on the coastal islands, particularly those at the mouth of the Thames, where the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia border each other.

The kings of these lands must put past enmity aside and take the first steps towards unity; steps they see as vital in the face of this newfound threat to their lands . . . Continue reading

What doesn’t kill you…

Either makes you stronger or makes you wish it did.

Letting go or holding on. Two of our most defining reactions. And they couldn’t be more different.

Holding on to pain(or the memory of it), holding on to regret, to bitterness… Continue reading