Wordless Wednesday: Sunset Sailing


(c) werny / www.fotosearch.com Stock Photography

What is wordless Wednesday? “On Wednesdays all over the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it on their blog. Hence the ‘wordless’ title. The idea is that the photo itself says so much that it doesn’t need any description.” —wiki.answers

Inspiration For a New Story

Today I worked on a new short story for the upcoming “Hot July Days…M/M Style” event at the M/M Romance group on Goodreads.

For this event, members of the group wrote letters requesting a story centered around one of their favorite photos. Authors or writers in the group then volunteered to write a free short story based on the letter and picture of their choice.

Here’s the picture I selected (not sure of the original source). I fell in love with it right off.

I got a good start on the story today and have outlined the rest of it. It has a lovely romantic ending, and you all know how much I love when a couple of guys take a moment to get a little sweet with each other. Especially a couple of bears on the beach.

After the story is posted at the Goodreads group, I can add it to my website. I’ll let you all know when it’s available.

Hope you have a fabulous week!

Video I Love: Beautiful Photos; Come Undone

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some inspirational eye candy, and I really like this one (from Lily).


For the love of: Dylan Ricci’s Photography

I’m loving Dylan Ricci’s Photography. His work is beautiful and inspiring. Visit the site at www.dylanricci.com where you can check out galleries of his work. Amazing stuff, folks. Note: These are nude male photos. May not be work safe.

Here’s some text from the site:

“I have become regarded as a photographer of the male nude, although it is not the male nude per se that interests me. What excites and fascinates me and motivates my explorations of the innate aesthetic beauty of the male body are the very same elements of image-making that have obsessed western artists for centuries: the interplay of light and form.”

“Ricci’s images are stylish, classic with a sense of timeless beauty often lacking in contemporary male nude photography.”

What do you think? Which picture is your favorite? Comment or send me an email. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Sloan Parker

A snapshot from my own life

Baby Girl

(c) Sloan Parker, 2009


Today, I’m loving my cat, Cordy.

This week, I’ve been busy with writing deadlines, family obligations, and home repair issues. It’s been a little stressful. Cordy is a simple creature, and sometimes, I admire that. She likes a good nap, being fed on time, and playing with her brothers. And plus, she’s just darn cute.