Publication – Wildness and Wet

rain-heavily-night-cityMy story, “Wildness and Wet” will be published by Daily Science Fiction to email subscribers on Tuesday, February 5th, and then published on their website seven days later. Go subscribe!!  Or, check the website on Feb 12.

I’m looking forward to this one.  The title , Wildness and Wet, comes from a poem by one of my favorite poets, Gerard Manly Hopkins – Inversnaid:


This darksome burn, horseback brown,
His rollrock highroad roaring down,
In coop and in comb the fleece of his foam
Flutes and low to the lake falls home. 
A windpuff-bonnet of fawn-froth
Turns and twindles over the broth
Of a pool so pitchblack, fell-frowning,
It rounds and rounds Despair to drowning. 
Degged with dew, dappled with dew,
Are the groins of the braes that the brook treads through,
Wiry heathpacks, flitches of fern,
And the beadbonny ash that sits over the burn. 
What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and wildness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet. 
Gerard Manley Hopkins

6 responses to “Publication – Wildness and Wet

  1. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it!

  2. Hi Lee … just read your story on DSF … loved the ending. Just a shade of hope … nicely done.

  3. Loved “Wildness.” Thank you for sharing it. For what it’s worth, I gave it a kind review on my blog.

    • Oh, thank you so much – I’m honored that you took the time! And it’s a very lovely review – so happy you liked the story. Your website is great, I read several of your very clear and concise reviews. You’ve got a new follower.

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