Jay Lake

Laird Barron

My condolences to the family and friends of author Jay Lake, 1964-2014. Jay and I were colleagues and relative neighbors (Portland and Olympia); we chatted a few times at conventions, but we weren’t close. A couple of years back when my dog Athena was battling cancer, Jay dropped onto my FB page and expressed his sympathy and support for her recovery. A small thing, to tap out a note for somebody’s sick dog. But the small things are the only things, they make up everything. I remember it. So, goodbye and hello, as always, Jay.

In Memoriam: Jay Lake

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About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. Not.....me. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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