The day has arrived and Boxed in a Curse is out, out, OUT.
Pandora has once again opened the proverbial box (really an urn) and now is in the ethers of digital space.
I hope she finds a good home to settle and entertain.
She was created by the gods as a gift to humanity. Then there was the urn.
Pandora, the first woman on Earth, was endowed with many gifts: beauty, intelligence, domesticity, and curiosity. She was at once lover, sympathiser and nurturer. Zeus presented an urn as her wedding dowry. Neither she nor her husband, Epimethos knew what it contained inside, and Hermes, the Messenger, warned them never to open it.
So the story goes… according to Grandpa.
Two precocious children visit their grandfather and beg him to tell a story. It wasn’t ‘on a dark and stormy night’ or ‘once upon a time’ type of story either.
Now for the cover
It was close and this cover won by the narrowest of margins.
Thank you to everyone who voted.
Book Cover 1
I received a surprise message from the lovely Emily Guido of The Light Bearer Series fame before Christmas nominating me for a quintet of awards. THANK YOU Emily, my head is still reeling! Three of the five I received during 2012 and not sure I deserve the other two, but Emily assured me otherwise. There are, as always, instructions and while it’s good to adhere to them, I’m going to be a little creative with their interpretation.
I would also like to add this will be the last nomination I will accept. As they say, go out with a bang!
My nominees are:
Literature and Culture A wonderful blog about world literature and history.
She Kept a Parrot Take a virtual journey with George as she showcases her photos from her garden to railway tracks and beyond.
History of the Ancient World An extraordinary collection of historical facts
Welcome to the official Blog of Equatours Limited This is where I travel vicariously. Awesome locations with great information and pics
The World of Alexander the Great If you want to know about Alexander the Great, this is the blog for you. Comprehensive and thorough.
Author Thelma Cunningham Probably the most compassionate site I follow.
Poeta Officium A writer’s journey, one of which I can relate to. Thanks Virginia.
Julie Hicks A blog with character Actually, I don’t need to add more, but I will anyway. Julie’s blog is witty and her weekly story excerpts are fun and well written. Look for her pictures, they are whimsical and cute.