to the August 2006 edition of "Brilliant!" We hope
you and your loved ones are enjoying happy, healthy and harmonious
August is the month my beautiful wife and business partner,
Barbara, celebrates her birthday. Being married to such a
gentle, honourable, intelligent, talented and fun-loving Leo is a
great blessing, and she grows more beautiful every year.
We have always ensured that special days like birthdays and
anniversaries are completely devoted to celebrating the occasion
and the special person. This year we took some extra time
off and spent five wonderfully relaxing days in a beautiful part
of northern New South Wales, called Byron Bay. Byron has
always attracted a very artistic community and the relaxed
lifestyle, stunning beaches and magnificent surrounding
countryside makes it an ideal place to unwind and appreciate
Nature's abundant beauty. We rented a holiday house with its
own private track to the dog friendly beach not more than 100
metres from our back door, which meant that our faithful hound,
and fellow Leo, George, could share the holiday enjoyment and
birthday celebrations. It was a wonderful break and we
enjoyed it so much we're going back for a couple of weeks in
very important milestone occurred early in August when we finally
took delivery of the first print run of Barbara's fabulous new
novel, "Letters to Michael". This has been
an eagerly awaited arrival, and we are sure everyone who has been
wanting to purchase a copy will also be pleased to hear we now
have plenty of stock. To find out more about the book, you
can read all about it, including a sample chapter, and listen to a
reading by the author by clicking here.
Also, we are pleased to announce that our latest audio
Second Trigger" is now available at our online
shop. Last month we
made track one of this two track product available as a frëë
gift for our Brilliant subscribers. We hope all those who
took advantage of that July-only offer are gaining great benefit
from listening to the track. The audio download features a
long version to help establish the new subconscious pattern for
creating a positive mental attitude, and a short, booster version
that re-affirms and maintains your decision to choose positive
always a pleasure to pass on exciting information about members of
our Bright Light creative family. One of our youngest
contributors is ten year old Taylor Dean. Taylor's showcased
and her narrations of several other poems have been welcome and
wonderful additions to the Bright Light Café, but Taylor's talent
also shines in another area - Ice Skating. She recently
claimed second place in the State championships, and this month
will compete in the Australian championships. We have had
the pleasure of watching Taylor perform her skating programs and
her confidence, grace and poise on the ice is really spectacular.
We want to wish her the very best for the upcoming National
competition and we're sure everyone joins with us to say "Go
year, we added "Applause" buttons to all the showcase
pages, so visitors to the website (and fellow Bright Light
contributors) could add their praise and compliments to the
wonderful array of talented contributions we are pleased to
present at The Bright Light Café. It's always a thrill for
us to publish those words of appreciation and we thought we'd add
a small selection of that applause to this month's newsletter:
really relate to this article. And this is exactly the advice my
friend needs. Thank you for it! You have such great insight on
love. Keep the articles coming! "Loving
Without Losing Yourself" by Allie
poem is very beautiful. It gives a sort of relaxation to tired
body and mind. The very thought of mother nature and its
adventures hidden makes me spell bound. "Nature"
by Stephen Pray
Just wanted to let Jada know what a lovely piece this is.
I'm a grandmother, and I shared this poem with my 2 grandchildren.
They loved it, and they loved listening to the different voices.
Well done, Jada. "Happiness"
thought this a great poem Narissa, with verses that capture true
emotions in an impressive way! I
Wish that I Could Catch Your Laugh by Narissa
dear! Poor Wayne -
but what a great solution! A
really nice way to resolve a dreadful situation, and a typically
uplifting and positive piece for such a great website.
Congratulations B. A. Llewellyn. "Wayne"
by B. A. Llewellyn
I was intrigued from the start! I could really envision what each
character looked like in each moment, loved the choice of wording
(very descriptive)! I really liked it~! Would love to read more
in language...language in beauty. The Maestro's magical language
and appropriateness trips me as a fellow writer for BLM. "The
Maestro" by Malcolm
has cheered up an otherwise dull Friday in the office!!
stories Sarah!!!!!!! "Yoga
with Fabio" by
find this experimental music very interesting indeed. As a
'traditional' muso, I've always been a bit suspect of computer
generated music for it's lack of soul, but this guy's stuff has a
real haunting quality about it, and displays great potential. Keep
going Sky, you've got something there. Sky's
Music by Sky
beautiful. I am impressed with the style of Chris...his paintings
suggest movement of people and trains...fleeting views captured so
simply and yet so beautifully. Keep going. "Central
Station" By Chris
is an interesting piece with such suspense that is thrilling. Good
work Bright Light Multimedia you are doing great for writers and
by Daniel Gbemi Akinlolu
more applause ...
now to the great array of new creative choices on the menu at The
Bright Light Café this month. We have:
excellent short stories;
true love poem;
tell you about these great pieces and their talented creators,
here's my wonderful partner, wife, author of "Letters to
Michael" and beautiful August birthday girl, Barbara
is an unfortunate fact that we are often taught by our leaders and
the popular press to view our neighbours as evil and terrifying.
This is not a new phenomenon but as old as war itself. In an
effort to counterbalance this absurd reality, history has
regularly produced a "fool" who will give wisdom without
fear of punishment due to his "insanity". Bahlool,
from Kufa in Iraq was such a fool who created this powerful tale.
I Know You?
A cruel and foolish king wished to amuse himself by watching
Bahlool in combat, even though it was well known that Bahlool was
a hopeless fighter. Bahlool
pleaded for his life but soon realised that there was no escape
from his ruler’s desire for amusement, so Bahlool asked for a
last meal that was both scrumptious and plentiful.|
The next morning Bahlool stood with his king and the king’s many
powerful warriors on one side of a field while the enemy’s king
and powerful warriors stood on the other side of the field.
At the chosen time, a strong and mighty enemy knight rode
onto the area of battle wielding a sharp and deadly sword,
demanding that a combatant be sent to fight him.
Gbemi Akinlolu, well loved for his insightful and often
humorous stories, switches writing hats to present us with this
scholarly and fascinating article about the difference in
perspective between the European, Western and African super
heroes. Daniel was born in Nigeria and now lives in South
Africa, so he is able to clearly present the belief systems that
flavour the stories of his home continent.
Vs Europe: Oral Tradition and The Comic Books
European literary endeavours, the epic is certainly the most
ambitious of poetic types because of the demand it makes on
traditional poets’ knowledge and creative skill in order to
sustain the scope, grandeur and variety of aspects that tend to
encompass the totality of the epic work.
However, in Africa, history is marked by its transference through
oral tradition from one generation to another because verbal
testimony is the basic form of preservation especially in the
the coming months we plan to approach some of our contributing
writers to see if they would like to have the existing audio
performances of their work included on proposed CD and audio
download Anthologies. At that time their voiced pieces will
be removed from The Bright Light Café and placed for sale in the
Bright Light Multimedia online shop. However, until that
happens, you still have access to all the Bright Light Café's
streaming audios for Frëë. Here are two brand new
performances from The Café's short stories that are decidedly
script-like and very entertaining. We hope you enjoy them as
much as we do.
Story by Christine
Tothill (United Kingdom/Spain) Voices:
Llewellyn & Rod
Sweet the Wine
Story by Tony
Williams (Australia) Voices: Barbara
Llewellyn & Rod
Pray (United States), does it again and brings us
another poem of quiet elegance, scented with true love.
in New England
time in New England
along the Maine coast.
Salt watered rocks braking waves,
seagulls diving for shrimp off the shore.
Light Multimedia is proud to announce the release of a
new visionary novel
from author B. A. Llewellyn.
insightful and moving story of life, death, and
what happens "over there",
will bring you face to face with some
profound and timeless spiritual truths.
amongst the first to secure a copy of this amazing
adventure into the afterlife. Join Michael Morrison
and his mother, Kate, on their remarkable journey as
they cross over and meet their guardian angels and
learn about the energy of love that connect us all.
Palmer, from the United States, presented us with the
humorous and ever-so-slightly naughty poem, "A
Dog Named ---", and this month he shows himself to
be, not only a creative writer, but a creative handyman too with
his gentle humour bubbling through his words. Bravo again to
Carl for his photo, on the same page, displaying the joyous
invention which has brightened his home, his street and our
Felschen Fenster (553 words)
was having a Martha Stewart moment. A large windowless wall on the
front of our house was the perfect setting for a cottage window
framed with country shutters and a flower box.
Judy had recently redone the front bathroom and had me replace the
old door mirror with one more to her taste. Being that I throw
away nothing, I found that I now had two of the Kmart door
mirrors, one cracked, but still too good to toss. The perfect
items for my window.
help us welcome into the Bright Light Creative Family the new and
fine talent of Gary
Kemble from Queensland, Australia. Gary's story
is inspiring and heart-warming and we feel sure many people will
relate to it on a very personal level even if you, like us, have
never climbed Mount Everest.
Rob sat up in bed, surveying the scene. His bedroom was a mess.
His sheets were stiff with sweat, damp yet rigid from a week’s
worth of bad dreams. All about the mountain. It was one year since
he didn’t quite climb Everest. These days it was all he could do
to climb out of bed in the morning and stay vertical for the 12
hours or so necessary to assure his parents he was getting his
life back on track.
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always, Brilliant friend, we wish
you and your family good health and happiness. "May
there always be lucky
stars above you and sunshine on your way. May you have many
friends to love you and joy in your work and play. We wish
you laughter to outweigh each care and, in your heart, a song –
and gladness waiting everywhere, all your whole life long."
our warmest regards,
Barbara Llewellyn & Rod Kirkham
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