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 24 - Jessica Schneider


Lion 24:

Johnny Cash.

Artist behind the lion:

Gilles Roussi (French sculptor).


Jessica at Jessica Schneider.

Blog Description:

Jessica Schneider is an editor and writer of novels, short stories, poetry and plays. She welcomes people to her blog with these words: "Until recently, I was a virgin blogger, but now I am a blogging skank." Her blog is sharp and witty and is home to some fabulous, moving writing. Jessica and her husband are the books editors for the Monsters & Critics website and they're the names behind the excellent Cosmoetica site. Jessica also edited the literary magazine Images in the late 90s.

Poem or piece of prose inspired by the lion:

Johnny Cash Blues

No one loved Mr. Johnny Cash.
He wasn’t flashy as they might be.
Forty-eighth picked, he was the very last
Selected. O what sad a lion once was he!

He thinks: “Better not to dwell on such a thing.
Sure all can roar but only few can sing.”

About the lion's name:

Jessica says:

"I think the reason for Johnny's name is obvious. He's the only lion I know made of money. I wish I was made of money, too."


Jessica Schneider said...

You mentioned the skank part. Ha! And hey, the article reached #2 on most popular in books.

Jessica Schneider said...

Nothing like leaving comments for yourself. Hi self! How are you? I'm well, thank you.

Anyway, as per your request Seamus, I think the reason for Johnny's name is obvious. He's the only lion I know made of money. I wish I was made of money, too.

Now if you excuse me, I need to go write myself a love letter.

LAEvanesce said...

I wish I was made out of baklava; sweet and many-layered am I. Just thought I'd stop by to say hi to Johnny and the rest of the lions; this is one grand writing circle ^^

Jessica Schneider said...

I'm glad you've joined.

Atyllah said...

Maybe Johnny's money will yet rub off on you! ;-)

Jessica Schneider said...

Ha, that's what Seamus said.

PS. Got any eggs?