A couple of weeks ago, I offered a free, signed copy of Broken Promises: A Matt Davis Mystery to the one who submitted the best poem, and I promised to publish it here on my blog. The winner is author Mariana Llanos, and here is her poem.
My yellow eyes stare at you from the dark.
My crinkled snout hides my furious teeth,
While my mouth waters
At the very smell of you.
I’m lurking, I’m waiting.
Preying on your animals
Preying on your children
Preying on you.
That’s who you want me to be.
Your stories write me big and bad,
And you have made up your mind.
Turn around, man.
Turn around and see.
Look at your reflection.
Because the ferocious beast
Pulling the trigger is you,
And not me.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mariana Llanos is a Peruvian born writer who has written stories since she was young. Her first book, Tristan Wolf, was published in 2013. “I first started writing poems and then moved on to short stories. When I was at school I liked to adapt classic plays like Hamlet or Faust and make them into comedy skits. Then, my friends and I had a great time performing them at school functions. I love art in all its forms. I not only write for children. I write for whoever wants to hear a story with a heart. Now that I have a family, I write stories that I know my children will read. I put a lil’ bit of them in my characters and a lil’ bit about myself but mostly, my characters come from deep inside my imagination.
I sometimes think that I have little people living inside my head and, from time to time, they take over and command me to tell their story.
My hope is that children and grown-ups will be inspired and entertained by my writing. If I put a smile on your face today, then my job is done.”
Here are Mariana’s social media links:
- Website: www.marianallanos.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/tristanwolfofficial
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marianallanos
- Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/author/marianallanos
- Blog: www.scribblesonthewallblog.wordpress.com
Check out my website at www.joeperronejr.com to learn more about my writing and my books. And don’t forget, from now through December 31st, all four paperback editions of the Matt Davis Mystery Series are ON SALE for only $12.95. There’s still time to order for holiday gift giving.
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