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· Right To Remain Silent

· Ducking Out

· Blue's Singer AKA Roadkill Heart

· My Secret Obsession Erotic Lesbian Stories, Volume II

· My Secret Obsession Erotic Lesbian Stories, Volume I

Short Stories
· Burning Cotton

· The World According to Bruno, The Shepherd

· Spider

· Kat. The Texas Cyclone.

· The Texas Tornado

· An excerpt from, Running Through The Hills

· An excerpt from, My Liza

· An excerpt from, The Dull Surprise

· An excerpt from, The Disappearance (#5)

· The Blues Singer (#1)

· Blue Sleighty on Recycling

· Blue Podcast Take 9,273,432

· Please Help Blue Sleighty

· For The College Girls

· Motherhood

· A List of ”Likes”

· Game Over

· An Eternal Flame


· A Hundred Dollars

· Calling In a Favor


· Kit

· Topsy Turvy


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· Getting Your Book Into IBook and Kindle

· If You Like My Stories- Check Out Burning Cotton

· My Secret Obsession Gets a Makeover!

· Check it Out on GOOGLE

· Inspiration

· Life

· Anthony Panecasio Produces Video Based on Graffiti

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Blue Sleighty . . . Out in Africa

12/10/2006 5:04:00 AM

by Blue Sleighty

Just when I thought I knew what I was doing . . .
Thursday evening I was told by the manager of my business unit that I am going to be spending the next two years working in Angola. I'll be on rotation. 28 days in Cabinda, Angola, and 28 days in the U.S. for the next two years.

If you know about the world then you are aware that Angola is not a good place to go under any circumstances. I will be living within a compound, right on the beach. It is not safe to leave the compound. (But- knowing ME, I'll do it anyway.) There are constant threats and concerns. Malaria, those pesky blue-balled MONKEYS, big-assed bats (one got after one of my team mates just last WEEK), a multitude of poisonous / just plain HUGE and man eating snakes, political unrest / rebel armed forces, a general population made up of people who decided not to flee ( most Angolans ran away to safer ground during the civil war and still live as refugees- the ones that remain considered themselves tough enough and well armed enough to survive the civil war there), land mines, street gangs, 20 ft. crocodiles, Hyenas, and Baboons.

I'm still digesting the news. In a state of shock, kind of.

My first feelings are fear and sadness. Fear of leaving my home and family, mostly.

It is heart wrenching to be apart from my loved ones (my lovely daughter, her love, Alex, and my sister) and My VLADIMIR. I LOVE my dog. He is my constant companion, and I can't IMAGINE what he is going to think about all of this. He is so sensitive. The time I have with my family and my beloved pet is such a precious gift. I'm sitting here crying AGAIN, as I face all of this. Must be hormonal. I love my life. I have fought hard to get where I am, have what I have, and do what I do. Seems weird to leave it behind and vulnerable. Maybe it's not vulnerable. I guess we will see.

It is extraordinary, however, that I got this assignment.

I had just layed out an outline for my newest book less than a month before I got this news. And the book is set in Angola. So- I must go there to take advantage of the opportunity to get first hand knowledge, information and experience.

Weird how it all 'played out'. So- I'm going to get paid to go there for 28 days, and then, I will get to stay home and WRITE for 28 days. And so on, for the next two years.  I hope that this book (no title for sure yet- but right now I'm calling it "Bred Into Existence") will be out by June, 2007.

I have always written lesbian erotica, and these days poetry. And while the new book still has a strong lesbian main character, it is NOT strictly an erotic story. Although, because it is ME writing it- it will have some steam. It is a story of survival, and all of the desperate acts (with their consequences) that are sometimes required to survive. But it has a really interesting twist.

In the meantime- I am shopping for snake bite resistant clothing and footwear, and taking a crash course in Portuguese.

OK. So that's it.

Thanks to everyone who understands my reluctance to be confined "within the lines". I have had remarks about the "non-form" of my poetry.

I don't necessarily follow all of the rules. Sometimes the end result is even BETTER that way.

Love, love and more LOVE to all of you wonderful and supportive folks that read my work, and to the ones that are so kind and loving to give me great reviews. You are all awesome and talented artists whose work I love and respect, and whose opinions I welcome. How lucky I am to be in such great company!

Now- I'm soon going to go step over some snakes, drink some beer, and see what kind of adventure this leads me to.

To excellent times!

Blue Sleighty
My Secret Obsession

More News by Blue Sleighty

· Getting Your Book Into IBook and Kindle - 6/30/2011 6:57:00 AM
· If You Like My Stories- Check Out Burning Cotton - 4/25/2011 8:54:00 AM
· My Secret Obsession Gets a Makeover! - 3/4/2011 7:14:00 AM
· Check it Out on GOOGLE - 2/11/2011 11:29:00 AM
· Inspiration - 4/11/2010 8:05:00 AM
· Life - 4/10/2010 8:25:00 AM
· Anthony Panecasio Produces Video Based on Graffiti - 3/3/2010 9:08:00 PM
· Blue Sleighty Now Selling Safe Adult Toys - 8/13/2009 7:31:00 PM
· Cruise Sweepstakes - 8/13/2009 6:47:00 PM
· Blue Sleighty Writing a New Series of Articles - 8/13/2009 6:37:00 PM
· Blue Sleighty Podcast - take 9,527,078 - 5/6/2009 4:11:00 PM
· Blue Sleighty Podcast Test - 5/5/2009 9:46:00 AM
· The World According to Bruno the Shepherd - 5/4/2009 9:15:00 AM
· Full Time - 4/21/2009 10:11:00 AM
· This is What I am MOST Proud OF! - 3/6/2007 4:58:00 PM
· Unnhhhn - 3/5/2007 5:28:00 AM
· It's Thursday for me, but Wednesday for You - 2/14/2007 5:36:00 PM
· My Secret Obsession - 2/3/2007 6:01:00 AM
· An Update - No Angola - 2/1/2007 4:30:00 PM
· EDDIE STORY - 1/19/2007 1:29:00 PM
· ILLEGAL TO REPOST - 1/12/2007 8:00:00 PM
· My Secret Obsession Erotic Lesbian Stories - 7/23/2006 7:53:00 AM
· Kicking Butt! - 6/26/2006 4:13:00 AM
· BESTSELLERS!! - 5/31/2006 7:02:00 PM
· My Secret Obsession Erotic Lesbian Stories, Volume II - 5/21/2006 11:44:00 AM
· My Secret Obsession Now Getting Over 1000 Visitors a Day! - 11/8/2005 3:04:00 AM

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