“It is a strange world, a sad world, a world full of miseries, and woes, and troubles. And yet when King Laugh come, he make them all dance to the tune he play. Bleeding hearts, and dry bones of the churchyard, and tears that burn as they fall, all dance together to the music that he make with that smileless mouth of him. Ah, we men and women are like ropes drawn tight with strain that pull us different ways. Then tears come, and like the rain on the ropes, they brace us up, until perhaps the strain become too great, and we break. But King Laugh he come like the sunshine, and he ease off the strain again, and we bear to go on with our labor, what it may be.”
BRAM STOKER, Dracula
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My guest author tomorrow is Scott Graham, author of the first two books in his national park series, Canyon Sacrifice and Mountain Rampage. He is giving away a copy of both books to one lucky U.S. or Canada reader who leaves a comment noting the national park they’d most like to visit. The deadline will be midnight MT Saturday.