ONCE UPON A FROG'FLINGING ... I came across the sheer open fantasy world of the jaunty (but taunty, haunty and daunty - so watch out!) Ms Jodi MacArthur. My life, as I know it and even imagine it, has never been quite the same. You just can't make up stuff like Jodi, and you adventure towards that gleam by reading her, for that's where her spirit lurks, in how she makes words beg for more.
~ by the grace of grim, rising novelist Jodi MacArthur
I slip his hands into the double-knotted rope and yank them hard against the back of the chair. I step back, and observe his wide-eyed expression as I roll the duct tape back and forth between my hands. It isn't the money or the jewelry that I am trying to thieve. He sighs as I let the roll of tape drop to the floor and snatch the silk scarf from my hair. I walk over to his stereo, push play, and let the seductive music use me, guide me. I know it's wrong, but it's the only way I know, it is his heart I want.
(c) Jodi MacArthur; Previously published on six sentences here, with entertaining comments by Absolutely*Kate mysteriously abducted in the Halloween conspiracy plot of '09 ... or Watergate
Jodi can scare you, Jodi can enchant you ~ that says it all, for to say more would give away twists and turns and turns and twists and even twists and shouts that MacArthur tales are all about. I saw her once on a stage with a single shoulder black jet sequin gown and she ruled the place with one quirk of a brow. And then she giggled . . . and the whole room cracked up. She’s that contagious ~ but please folks, keep the lights on when you read the gal Stephen King is passing the crown to.
Jodi is The Very First Sailor in sailing concept to reality on deck with me in shipping to shore-goodness of the Harbinger*33, (without her indomitable spunky spirit, it may have found choppy seas). She brings lemons aboard and there is no scurvy. She brings wisdom and there are no fools. My appreci’kation is wider than the sea, something fathomed only within, akin to what Harbinger*33 creates itself to be. Jodi and I have innately felt, the *magic* this special reader-ship is unto itself. The world shall come to view that soon.
The imagination of Jodi MacArthur is best served raw on an open flame. Don’t turn at the fork in the road ~ keep on keeping on, to bring your fork in full hunger to Fiction Writer ~ Jodi MacArthur. The author, MacArthur, is prolifically published online, plus print and is working on her first novel, Devil’s Eye, as well as a riveting adventure in the collaborative book Harbinger*33.
Top Mast Salutes to you, Jodi . . . for your talents rise and rip like the tides. Hmmm, this harbingers well. Honoured we are for your founding distinction aboard Harbinger*33, sailing to its publishing journey of manifesting destinies.
~ True-blue seas of thanks; Fair Winds, Favourable Seas
~ Absolutely*Kate & readers to be mystified and *magicated*