Good morning/afternoon/night! Whatever time it may be in your corner of the world, I wanted to let everyone know The Adventures of Brain Man by Ron Whitehead is now available! I’ll post today’s Featured Writer for y’all in a little while as well, putting it together now.
Ron Whitehead takes you on a journey across lands and through mindscapes in The Adventures of Brain Man. Searching for his “Other” brother, The Brain Man, who left home at seventeen for Oxford on an academic scholarship never to be seen again. Only heard about in news reports, magazine articles, and the occasional poem in various publications. After finding a mysterious and scathing letter about a book Brain had written in a secret part of the attic, Ron sets off to find his brother for answers. Ultimately finding himself in the end.
We spent days sightseeing, love making in the nights. Except for the one day we stayed in, made love twice. In that deepest slumber of warm somnambulance, love heat dreams soon gave way no matter how such dreams fought at the forceful dark.
The place, unfamiliar. I was unsure how young I was, but the stairs stretched my legs with each step made down the dark steep stairwell. At the bottom was light. It opened into a room with one ceiling light on, a window on the far side of the room was blacked. There was nothing in there except tools on the floor. I saw no one around but, I was not alone.
Then I woke up screaming and my wife embraced me tighter and sponging up my cold sweat with her flesh. Chills faded with her heat. She calmed me, reassured that I was safe, awake.
“It’s all over now, hon, no matter what it was.” … Yes, it’s all over now, whatever it had been.
David Alec Knight is from Ontario, Canada and has had poems appear in Wayzegoose, People’s Poetry Letter, Canadian Writers Journal, and Verse Afire. Anthology appearances include The Sandwich/Mill Anthology, 10$ Cash Value: An Anthology Of Assets, Ellipsis…, and By The Wishing Tree. His first collection of poems, The Heart Is A Hollow Organ, will be out before year’s end. David works in healthcare.