From the Uncollected Thoughts of

· L.E. Harrison
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About this ebook

Revised and updated! Featuring four new, never before published works, this edition of L.E. Harrison's poetry and short story collection features the edited text of the previous edition, along with commentary from the author.


L.E. Harrison’s poetry and short story collection spans four decades of writing and publishing. It begins in 1983 with the poem, SHADOW (written when she was fifteen), and ends in 2019 with A WRITER’S LAMENT. KNOWLEDGE OF THE GODS was written in 1997 as an homage to horror writer, Stephen King. The stories I and FAST FORWARD/REWIND reflect collective, as well as individual, spiritual journeys. The stories NINE DAYS, GUILLOTINE, DELUSIONS GRANDER, and THE OTHER ARTHUR: PART ONE blend dark humor and magic realism with touches of surrealism.


Each poem is a snapshot of a thought, an exploration of an idea, or a deeply personal attempt to answer a universal question. This collection is an intimate look into the mind and heart of one of the most unique voices of a generation.



John J. Rinck

5.0 out of 5 stars Tha-thump, tha-thump, tha-thump...

March 27, 2013

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This collection of "uncollected" thoughts gives a rare glimpse of the birth and evolution of an artist. Composed of three parts, one for each self-defined era of her life, LE Harrison evolves from a young, poetic writer with a skeptical yet hopeful view of the world, to an older and wiser sage that still clings to hope, though seems now to have figured out that much of her skepticism was in many ways well perceived.

In "Rainbows", written in 1984, the author shows an insight into her early skeptical view of the world with the line "Artists that bloom with a song in their midst capture the feelings I know don't exist." Yet by the time she writes "I", many years later, she seems to acknowledge the important role of artistic expression, though going not so far as to condone its true motivations.

However, this is not a book to read linearly or all at once, nor is there a defined pattern. The true beauty of this collection lies in the ability to be able to randomly flip through the book and be able to have your mood set by whatever page you land on. You will question mankind in "I", and will laugh at mankind in "Nine Days". You will see yourself in this book, even if you don't at first realize it.


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About the author

L.E. Harrison is the author of the award-winning contemporary fantasy trilogy The Children of Corvus, From the Uncollected Thoughts of: L.E. Harrison a collection of previously published poems and short stories, and Kindle Vella serials Reyna (The New Order of Corvus), and Jarren (The New Order of Corvus). She lives in a one-hundred-and-sixty-year-old farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania, where she is working on the next chapter in the fictional universe of Soluna’s children.

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