Kindle Countdown Deal for Splinters with Susie Clevenger #newrelease #book #sale

December 7th $1.99 (61% Discount)

December 9th $2.99 (41% Discount)

December 11th $3.99 (21% Discount)

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Available on Amazon Kindle.

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“I am not made

from a caustic image

of another’s definition”

-Susie Clevenger

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“I met her on a dating app.

she had to be the one.

or something like it.

maybe, the sexy way

she typed was irresistible…”

-Ben Ditmars

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Splinters by Ben Ditmars and Susie Clevenger #newrelease #poetry #books

Hello, everyone. I am pleased to announce mine and Susie Clevenger’s new release Splinters is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle. The official release date is October 31st.

You can also get a copy of the paperback right now.

Splinters is a collection of poetry for young adults and teens which deals with life experience and lessons learned from them. Friendship, romance, rejection, being cool – all of it is here. and here.

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Here are a few samples:

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Iowa

I met her on a dating app.

she had to be the one.

or something like it.

maybe, the sexy way

she typed was irresistible

or, i just needed

an overland adventure.

but i took my car

across state lines

through Indiana,

Illinois and so.

much. traffic.

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Anti-Cinderella

High school prom

was a pastel promenade

around the gym to see

who had out prettied who.

I Halloweened myself

into the mix with bright orange.

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Heroes (like Mr. Bollinger)

He never was a hero

Or a role model but

The fact he taught us

And abused a student

Stung – like we were left

While he was

Waiting for a victim

to undress.

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Plus Size Dreams

I never wanted to be swept off my feet,

being chubby taught me too much about weight.

I just wanted a boy who would walk with me

through the stares, and pick me first when

whispers had kids choosing sides.

 

Book Review: Where the Butterflies Pray by Susie Clevenger

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Where the Butterflies Pray

by Susie Clevenger

5/5 stars

Susie Clevenger has done it again. I read her collection over several months, though highs and lows. The light and comfort in her words found me. Nature, truth, freedom with a hint of salvation became themes of a spiritual journey. I think the author took me to a place beyond religion, where beauty and complexity thrive and everyone is thankful for its presence. Add to this the cover art, which could not be more beautiful. Where the Butterflies Pray is somewhere to discover and awaken sleeping portions of your mind; somewhere to find questions and begin the path toward answers.

IVD 5: My Journey in Haiku

Indievengence Day is a yearly event in or around Dallas, Texas. Indie authors gather from across the state and sometimes continent to hangout and sell books to the public. This year was my fifth year attending. I decided to do something special and haiku my journey from Ohio down South.

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It’s an adventure,

Bilbo Baggins would be proud

Smaug flies United.

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Look at me awake

Before the airport crawls to

Life, ha, ha, ha, ha.

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Coffee with a shot

Of espresso wakes me up

Before I go go.

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Aggressive pat downs

And judgement for my wallet

Left outside the bin.

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She carries a small

Generator, her home lost

To the hurricane.

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A boat captain ret-

Urns to the Virgin Islands

Bringing them supplies.

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They handed me a

Cookie in the dark and I

Ate it willingly.

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Turbulence tells me,

“Welcome to the friendly skies”

As the light turns down.

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The stars at night are

Big and bright deep in the heart

Of Dallas, Texas.

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The prairie sky is

Wide and high deep in the heart

Of Dallas, Texas.

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I bounced on the bed

And promptly rolled off, because

I’m a Hufflepuff.

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No hot water but

I get to see my friends and

They think I’m Batman.

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Orange sherbet sassy

Pink hair attitude rocks that

She’s got on cape cod.

(Written with Susie Clevenger)

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Blood sugar was all

Right despite a breadstick scare

Now I can drink juice.

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A shot of orange juice,

Quesadillas for breakfast –

Makes it old fashioned.

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Grumpy bear needs Ad-

Vil PM before his C-

PAP or he’s cranky.

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Books are ready to

Sell but I’m thinking of clash-

Es in St. Louis.

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It’s on with bells and

Scattered inky residue

Conveying mischief.

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Searching for Mc. D’s

Hoping for a bagel sand-

Wich or a coffee.

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Discussing landscapes

Of Yosemite makes the

Day more interesting.

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Let’s go, poetry!

Reading, sharing, loving it?

That’s the money shot.

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Behind the scenes, yo

Slaying rhymes up at a desk.

I’m that freaking cool!

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It isn’t shots of

Kamikaze or Sex on

The beach, but what is?

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People are flying

To Chicago but I hear

It might be windy.

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Attention, there will

Be a prayer service across

From D-22.

The World Famous Haikube Post

Two weeks ago at IndieVengence Day book signing in Frisco, Texas I asked some of the most talented poets I know to help me write haiku with blocks known as Haikubes. These blocks have words and phrases to arrange into 5-7-5 syllables. I was very grateful for their hard-work and support.

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Haikube by Mary Ann Moody

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Haikube by Ben Ditmars

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Haikube by John M. Moody

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Haikube by Susie Clevenger and Ben Ditmars

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Haikube by Clay Giles

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Haikube by Terri Malek and Ben Ditmars

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Haikube with James William Peercy

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Haikube by Melissa Miller Zaro

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Haikube by Amber Jerome Norrgard

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