What is Word Artistry?
Does it rhyme?
Is it dense and hard to comprehend?
Is it made up of a string of highfaluting words?
Do you have to read the book all at once?
Can I understand it?
Can I see the word-painted pictures?
Do the words sound good together?
Would it show me how the Southwest desert looks?
Would it enhance my life?
Yes, yes, yes
And how do I get this wonderfully composed book?
Through Ann (autographed) or on Facebook
Almost everyone in Cottonwood slept in that Sunday morning, last October. Unexpected rain drenched the area in a steady gray downpour. People who planned to get up early for an Autumn hike among the yellow-leafed Cottonwood trees rolled over, went back to sleep. People who planned a brunch on the flanks of Mingus Mountain, the ghost town of Jerome, simply downed a gulp of water between dreams.
But Gus Bennett got up, got wet as he climbed into his nondescript tan Toyota, and pulled away from the Little Daisy motel at 6 a.m. He didn’t want anyone remembering when he slipped out of town, so he left quickly and quietly. He was a shy man, did not want to attract attention to his balding pate, his watery blue eyes.
"With all the beauty surrounding me here above the Verde Valley, how could I not create more beauty?"