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MUJAHID ~ Free today and tomorrow


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 A little anti-ISIS, pro-West antidote for the soul, FREE to download today through midnight Pacific tomorrow, Friday 6/17:

 Mujahid ~ “A screenplay jihadists will hate and civilized people will love…. Set in Chicago during the holiday season, the story involves a conflict between Husam, a young Muslim man who takes Islam seriously, and his younger brother Jasim. The conflict escalates after Husam is handed a heavy bag by a bearded man and gets on a bus heading downtown…. How is the conflict resolved? In an immensely satisfying way—as fans of Cordair’s work would expect.” — Daniel Wahl, The Objective Standard. Running time: approx. 30 minutes.

 

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For me

For me

I’m not so much against Islam as I am against religion.
I’m not so much against religion as I am against mysticism.
I’m not so much against mysticism as I am against faith.
I’m not so much against faith as I am for reason.
I’m not so much for reason as I am for life.
I’m not so much for life as I am for my life.
I am for my life.
I am for me.

 


 

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Genesis cover art 100215 w borderEnjoy Genesis, Part I of Idolatry   In the twilight of the Roman Empire, a sculptor struggles to keep an 800-year dream alive while honoring the love of his life and raising his adopted son. Part I of the epic five-part Idolatry saga, the story of a wealthy young heir and a devout Christian girl who find themselves at the heart of a 2400-year struggle for the soul of Western Civilization.

“Beautifully written, on the order of Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth, with the historical insight of James Michener, it brings to life a time of great thought, great art, and its clash with religious fanaticism. Cordair writes with a poet’s sense of scene and nuance and gives us a great deal of insight into the mind of a sculptor; I found this an exciting and easy read.” ~ Alan Nitikman

genesisGenesis, Part I of Idolatry, is now on Amazon in paperback & Kindle editions here…

A New Eden, Part II of Idolatry, begins with Chapter 1 here… The first 10 chapters of A New Eden are available publicly. Starting with Chapter 11, you’ll need a password access. To receive the chapter passwords and to be notified of new fiction and new editions as I post them,

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In three-quarter time…

In three-quarter time…

(excerpt from Chapter 13 of A New Eden…)

When she came to him, his left hand took her right. His right hand went to the small of her back. As he moved her in a slow circle to the country waltz, she closed her eyes, willing herself to let go.

Would that you could be
Mine then we would be
All that two should be,
Dancing in time. . . .

He had drawn her close, and it was all she could do to keep from leaning in and letting her cheek rest against his, from letting her lips brush his neck, to taste the leather and prairie grass after a thunderstorm. . . .

Though close, I miss you,
Long so to kiss you,
It would be bliss to
Write our own rhyme. . . .

The world had gone away and she didn’t want it back—

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From Chapter 13 of A NEW EDEN, Part II of IDOLATRY, available to read tomorrow (password required) for those on my “Let Me Know” mailing list. Please sign up here for my latest novel chapters, short stories, flash fiction, poetry, screenplays, audiobook editions…. Thank you for reading!

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Genesis cover art 100215 w borderEnjoy Genesis, Part I of Idolatry  

In the twilight of the Roman Empire, a sculptor struggles to keep an 800-year dream alive while honoring the love of his life and raising his adopted son. Part I of the epic five-part Idolatry saga, the story of a wealthy young heir and a devout Christian girl who find themselves at the heart of a 2400-year struggle for the soul of Western Civilization.

“Beautifully written, on the order of Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth, with the historical insight of James Michener, it brings to life a time of great thought, great art, and its clash with religious fanaticism. Cordair writes with a poet’s sense of scene and nuance and gives us a great deal of insight into the mind of a sculptor; I found this an exciting and easy read.” ~ Alan Nitikman

genesisGenesis, Part I of Idolatry, is now on Amazon in paperback & Kindle editions here…

A New Eden, Part II of Idolatry, begins with Chapter 1 here… The first 10 chapters of A New Eden are available publicly. Starting with Chapter 11, you’ll need a password access. To receive the chapter passwords and to be notified of new fiction and new editions as I post them,

please click here to join the fiction list.

The audiobook of Genesis, Part I of Idolatry, is now available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Narrated by Robin Field.

ALSO AVAILABLE ~ My short stories, poetry, screenplays and novels are available from my Author’s Page on Amazon here….

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ENJOY THE FINEST IN ROMANTIC REALIST ART

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Napa, California   *    Est. 2006

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Seventh Morning

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“Every god was invented by an atheist, you know.”

She had said it as casually as one might remind one’s spouse that the post office was closed on Sundays. He lowered his newspaper. She turned from studying the cathedral across the plaza to signal the waiter for more coffee. Her hair was lighter in the morning sun, the highlights in the curls redder.

“Every god, you think?” he asked, his gaze coming to rest on her lips.

“Of course. Don’t you think so?”

“I hadn’t considered the possibility, actually.”

“You will now.” She spooned raspberry jam onto her croissant and spread it liberally. Shifting her bare legs around to catch more of the sun happened to afford him a better view. A hint of her smile and a wink made him remember the night.

He went back to his reading, but found himself obliged to ponder the invention of the gods, and by atheists, no less. He glanced at her again over the paper’s edge. She was absorbed, contently, in her croissant and her coffee, soaking in the sun, watching the world go by.

He still wasn’t sure what he’d gotten himself into, but he was sure he liked it.

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Readers love  Genesis, Part I of Idolatry  In the twilight of the Roman Empire, a sculptor struggles to keep an 800-year dream alive while honoring the love of his life and raising his adoptive son. “Reading this story is essential for keeping my soul alive. If you need a tour de force of epically grand storytelling, Idolatry delivers with exceptional skill. I am shaking with anticipation for Part II.”  Now on Amazon…Genesis cover art 100215 w border

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Happy Monday?

If someone frowns when you wish them a “Happy Monday,” it might not be the “happy” part to which they object.

The English noun Monday is rooted in an old Germanic term, which in turn is an interpretation of the pagan, pre-Christian Latin lunae dies (“day of the moon”).

“Jewish and Christian traditions place Sunday as the first day of the week, and Monday is thus the second day of the week. Quakers traditionally refer to Monday as “Second Day,” eschewing the pagan origin of the English name “Monday.” For similar reasons the official liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church refers to Monday as the second celebration day – Feria secunda. The Portuguese and the Greek (Eastern Orthodox Church) name for Monday reflects this, as do all the days’ names except Saturday and Sunday: the Portuguese word for Monday is segunda-feira and the Greek word is Δευτέρα “devtéra” (second in order). Likewise the Hebrew name for Monday is yom-sheni (יום שני) (“second day”).” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monday