What Is This All About ?

The writers gathered here have adopted one of the 48 lions that appeared in "The Lions Of Lyon" series on the writing blog Shameless Words. By adopting a lion, the writers have become a member of this new writing circle. The lions have been posted in the sidebars of the writers' individual blogs, accompanied by a poem or piece of prose. Of course, it is hoped that the strength, luck and prestige of these mighty beasts will rub off on their owners! (Keep scrolling down to see the full listings of all members and their lions).

Lion 43 - Debi Alper


Lion 43:


Artist behind the lion:

Hamid Tibouchi (Algerian painter and poet).

Adoptive Writer:

Debi at Debi Alper.

Blog Description:

This is the excellent blog of the UK author Debi Alper. It is full of great material on the craft of writing and books, but also contains lots of anecdotes and humour relating to the author's daily life. Debi has published two books - Nirvana Bites and Trading Tatiana - and two others are being prepared for publication. Debi's blog, run in conjunction with her main website, has developed a strong following. The subject matter is varied and relevant and it's clear that this author cares an awful lot about many important aspects of life.

Poem or piece of prose inspired by the lion:


- A lion? You've adopted a lion?
- Well, you always said you wanted a pet ...
- Yes, but I was thinking of goldfish ... maybe a hamster ...
- B-o-o-o-ring ...
- You said you'd never even have a dog!
- Too true, squire. They hump table legs and stick their noses in pooh.
Whereas lions ...

About the lion's name:

Debi says:

"His name is the Hebrew version of Samson ... strong, with rippling muscles and a tumbling mane of hair. First Born, having just turned 12, will be celebrating his barmitzvah next year. He will read the portion in the synagogue that corresponds with his Hebrew birthday (according to the lunar calendar). His portion is ... Shimshon! FB is half an inch shorter than me, weighs a stone more and has a shoe size 3 times larger. He also has a tumbling mane of hair that cascades down his back. So when we came to name our lion, there was only one real possibility ... We don't believe in coincidence."


Minx said...

Oh, you did it!

Debi said...

I left it to the last moment, but yeah - I'm in with the roar crowd after all.

Thanks for your kind words re my blog, Shamey.

Atyllah said...

Ha, I see you're in here with the rest of us. Isn't owning a lion just cool - of course, I do wonder how the lions feel about it, chickens, you know, would never stoop to being adopted, but then, we have "attitude" :-)

me said...

hahah, your poem made me laugh :D

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