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Welcome to the Adventures of Halycon Sage

…first chronicled in The Life and Times of Halycon Sage or The Last Book Ever Published… and new adventures in the latest book:

The Book of Squidly Light – The Continuing Chronicles of Halycon Sage

Your comments and contributions are most welcome!

“My name is Tree, but call me George”

“My name is Tree, but call me George”

If You're Raised by a Nonconformist to be a Nonconformist and It Works, Does That Make You a Conformist? Because, you see, you're doing what you were brought up to do, what is expected. First responses to this question ranged from confusion ("Yes, no, maybe? Hopscotch...

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Confused? Ask Karima!

Confused? Ask Karima!

Hello, dear readers and friends. It has come to my attention that certain things in my books are immediately understandable (and hilarious) to some, but incomprehensible and frustrating to others. The perfect example is the hero's best friend, Alexander Preisczech....

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Reparations for the Animals

Reparations for the Animals

Oh One Without a Second, I come before you as a lawyer—not by trade and training, but by my nature—asking Compensation and Reparations for the Animals. With discarnate Cat Attorney Fatty Lumpkin (F. Atty. Lumpkin, Esq.) and A Certain Horse, I come before you, not as...

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THIS kind of book!

THIS kind of book!

BOOKS! My very favorites have certain commonalities. They can be simple or complex; classed as Adult, YA or Children's; as Literature, Fiction, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Nonfiction or Fantasy. But most share these things: First, a game, a maze, a challenge: a schematic of the...

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This is an OUTRAGE! A Cat-Attorney Speaks

This is an OUTRAGE! A Cat-Attorney Speaks

WHEREAS, WHEREIN, AND HERETOFORE, a most shocking thing has happened and I, (F. Atty. Lumpkin, Esq.), want to know who will remediate this outrage with chicken, fish, and catfood? The Book of Squidly Light, in its first duly published edition, begins this way:...

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Kitten Trees

Kitten Trees

Somewhere far, far away, there are kitten trees. But if you try to pick one before they are ripe, the tree will slap you. No one is ever mean to them. While a few let go earlier, most of the unpicked drift to the ground in autumn, and majestic mother cats climb out of...

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A Different Kind of Squid

A Different Kind of Squid

Since books that sound alike are sometimes grouped together in the public mind, we of the LightSQUIDian Federation and the Dry Gulch Creek Editorial Board hereby repudiate any similarity between The Book of Squidly Light and various horror publications with titles or...

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Apricots in the Morning

Apricots in the Morning

If you didn't grow up speaking Arabic (or possibly Persian or Turkish), you're probably not familiar with the phrase, "There'll be apricots in the morning." While this might sound delightful, especially if you like apricots, it's the rough equivalent of "pie in the...

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