Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Love on the dark side

Love isn't always poetic. A story for those who are not weak at heart. Erotic, sensual and cruel. Beware! 

SynopsisBest friends share secrets. But not all of them. Especially not the dark ones. Bill Ryan is confounded when he hears about the sudden death of his friend Leon Curry. Who brutally murdered his best friend? And why was Leon killed in such a lugubrious way? In an attempt to reconstruct the last days of Leon’s life, Bill Ryan finds out that friends can be strangers too.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A thousand notes

June 21, 1991.
She walked into the temp office. Looking for a job. I happened to work there. Took care of her registration and scribbled a short note upon her registration form: 'A very special lady'. Then what happened? Well, read the Flash Fiction story 'A thousand notes'. It's free! (Some of the best things in life are, you know. Like love for instance...).
A thousand notes, caught in exactly 500 words. Even though words cannot express how much I love my girl.

P.S. While you're reading, enjoy this:

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Written in the future

It's...a boy!
Not that much of a surprise; ultrasound revealed this secret months ago. Even the surprise of seeing your grandchild for the very first time no longer is an event you'll be looking forward to for nine months.
"It's a boy, he's waving at you...here's the DVD".
Hmm...for those who love the unexpected; life is losing its magic. Step by step.
But then...there he is! There's nothing more precious than a newborn child. Especially when it's yours. Suddenly you fear all the bad things in the world. Nothing may happen to him. Till you realize the same world has so many great things to offer. Wonderful things he will explore. One day. He's got a whole life waiting for him. A whole life to make his own mistakes and a whole life to celebrate his own victories.

It's (what I call) Twisted Tuesday; things don't always go the way you expect them to go. I have to leave both my grandchild, Jason, and my daughter, Femke, in the hospital. We all wanted them to be home today. But we all have to wait a couple of days.
Unaware I take a look at the calendar on the wall. Today, June 14, my grandchild is born. I see the months to come; printed on paper. And I realize not everything is known. The future is an open book you may write all by yourself.

When I leave the room my eyes are fixed on the calendar for one more time. I see the months, neatly printed in a row and I finally start to realize what was on my mind:
Hmm...dear Jason; seems you have a great time ahead of you...

P.S. Made the small painting above (20x20cm) today. A baby in my Skredch / pop-art style. Of course I didn't forget my granddaughter. So, here's the two of them together:

Friday, June 10, 2016

Carefully wrapped

You've gotta know how to exaggerate...
Finished and packed the first artworks of my Kickstarter project 'SOS-6'. These gifts are now on their way to Germany, USA and Australia. Thank you backers!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

In his secret heart

I fell in love with this title. Or actually subtitle of my latest compilation: Vinyed 216.03
Heck, if I were you, I would even buy this book for the title only! 

The title story 'In his secret heart' is one of those smaller than small fiction stories I wrote. Hard to tell much about the story itself without spoiling the clue. Honestly; 742 words. That's really short. I mean...take a deep breath and you may finish it in one sigh. It's so short I cannot even prevend you from reading it in full while you're having 'a look inside' (on Amazon) or read the sample on Smashwords. Yeah! Now you're curious, aren't you? Well, go on and read it!

P.S. If that's too much trouble, read this tiny synopsis: 
'Some secrets are kept a lifetime. So is this.'
That's what I call Dutch Treat folks!

Edition June, 2016
Content (18,550 words / 68 pages in print):
  • In his secret heart [#416050101, 742 words]
  • A New Beginning [#416050601, 6016 words]
  • Close to the Edge [#416052301, 2599 words]
  • Ameizan [#416060601, 9193 words]
Available as (click to order): 
eBook $/€ 5.99; GBP 4,25  Amazon KindleSmashwords e-pub( also: Kobo, Nook, Apple iBooks)
Paperback $/€ 6.99; GBP 5,25 Amazon

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


One for the Science Fiction Fans:
A boy’s dream. And apparently a girl’s dream too. Travelling into space to be the first to explore new worlds. When scientists find mysterious rings around a new discovered star and intercept communication; it is a given fact. These are the first true signs of intelligent life. A discovery of unknown alien life offering many talented people the chance of a lifetime. Go wide young man!

9193 Words; available as stand alone e-Book at your favorite retailer. Additional data and ordering, click here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Turn to stone

Turn to Stone (15x15x5cm)
Men already made rock paintings thousands of years ago. Nothing new about that. I like to use stones as 'canvas' for my paintings. The rough structure leads and spreads the wet paint into many directions. Sometimes unwanted. Sometimes surprisingly nice. Adding more water and sand helps to get the paint where I want it. However, most of the time my attempts to control the flood of paint are challenging and close to impossible. The most tricky part is the process of drying. It takes time for the sand to dry. Precious time in which you are impatiently waiting to go on. But you can't, because you must let the material do its own job. The final result is often only visible after a good night's rest. By then the paint may have turned much paler than expected. Or dripped into a direction you did not expect it to go. Oh well, it's all part of the fun. Once the first layer has dried you can move on and on an on. You can make endless changes and additions until you've got it right. Doesn't every little boy like to play with water and sand?
Turn to Stone, the entire rock; showing the rough plaster and paint.
Sign of the Times (15x15x5cm)
While putting some more sand and acrylics upon stones I was soflty whistling an old song. "Turn to stone" from ELO. The Electric Light Orchestra. Must confess I didnt know the exact words after so many years, but hey, that's when the internet comes in handy! 

The diving embers of the night 
(A fire slowly fades till dawn) 
Still glow upon the wall so bright

Stone Age (15x15x5cm)

So, I have named this series of five finished artworks 'Turn to Stone'. They are all handmade, unique, one of a kind artworks created with sand and acrylics upon a flat stone. Finished with glossy varnish to add some nice sparkles.
Written in the Book (15x15x5cm)

The piece titled 'In his secret heart', will be used as basis for a bookcover (Vinyed 216.03) to be published June 5. Check out all artprints in my printshop.
In his secret heart (15x15x5cm)