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About Derek R. King
Derek R. King, is a poet, musician and published author. He lives in Scotland, enjoys the great outdoors, long walks in the hills, the sounds of the seas and ocean, art, photography and good malt whisky.
You might spot him on a hill somewhere with his camera fist pumping and quietly muttering "Yes!" to himself if he’s captured a great image.
His poetry, which covers diverse topics, has been variously described as "emotive", "raw", "powerful" and "fun". ‘Noir (Or When The Night Comes)’ is the first collection of his poetry, a second volume, featuring writings about nature in her various forms, is planned for spring 2021.
Derek’s poetry had been featured on @PoetOrganic (https://www.theorganicpoet.com/) and https://myfanwy80.com/ . A number of his pieces are included in Tracy Hutchinson’s book “2020 Together: An Anthology of Shorts.”
Derek also has written several short stories of which "Defying Convention" is included in the award winning Winter Chills anthology.
His main non-fiction work to date has been the award-winning non-fiction Civil Rights era book, "The Life And Times Of Clyde Kennard", which tells the true story of one man's attempt to go to college in those challenging times.
You can follow Derek on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DerekRKing2, where you’ll find the occasional poetry and photo post and on this Amazon author page https://www.amazon.com/Derek-R-King/e/B07MPBQNCH/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_3
You can find out more about Derek's nonfiction book at the website https://www.clydekennardlifeandtimesof.com/
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chilling winds to
the warmth of
summer's mellow breeze
the natural world can
in time, heal all
Majestic and inspiring
with colours that astound
take heed of these moments
and the beauty all around.
Six short stories range from waiting for a mysterious midnight train, attending a party with an unexpected guest, a life-changing reunion for a miserable family, receiving a holiday greeting unlike any other, a visit from an unusual group of carolers, and a journey through a blizzard with a twist.
Grab a blanket, your favorite hot drink, and settle in for some Winter Chills.
By D.B. Carter: Departures and Arrivals
The Christmas Card
By Derek R. King: Defying Convention
By S.J. Lomas: The Holiday Party
By Natalie Reeves-Billing: Go With the Wind
Can you hear that?
That’s the sound of the clocks getting ready to fall back. The nights stretch longer as the days shrink shorter. Creatures of the night come out to play; to fill autumn’s twilights and winter’s chills.
And at the edge of this mist infused scene, Derek R King stands and drinks in this dream. Muse by his side (or is she within), her whispered breath caresses his ears, as she drapes him in words:
“Let the poetry begin.”