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Spotlight On Writers

Shawn M. Klimek

 

  1. Where, do you hail from?

I hail from the midst of a big, creative family; I’m the fourth of seven siblings. This detail is far more relevant than the birth city (Phoenix) where I spent my first five years. My K-13 education years were spent in the Texas panhandle, after which I moved to the San Francisco Bay area, where I ultimately spent 25+ years. Including military experience, I could fill a page with the places I’ve lived.

  1. What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?

I remain close to my next-of-kin and would call their collective companionship home, if I had a choice, but they’re scattered now and have families of their own. My wife, a globe-trotting, US Air Force nurse, is now my permanent home. She’s intelligent besides portable.

  1. What turns you on creatively?

A blank sheet of paper.

  1. What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?

“Astromote” is the name of a fictional wizard who appears in several of my works.
Here’s a one-line excerpt from the poem, “The Final Spell of the Archmage Astromote”:

As for the archmage Astromote,

When runes he needs are routine rote,
Bleached, bugbear vellum gets his vote;

Or blends of well-charred, cherub fluff,
Old, ogre ochre, and dwarven snuff.

  1. What is your pet peeve?

I have two pet peeves: people who disregard science and people who disrespect faith.

  1. What defines Shawn M. Klimek?

Compassion and humor.

Shawn M. Klimek

Shawn M. Klimek

Shawn M. Klimek is a former military journalist with a BA in Interdisciplinary Arts. His stories and poems have been published in dozens of e-zines and anthologies. His winning comedy short story, "Pregenesis", is featured in Gold: The Best of Clarendon House Anthologies, Volume One, 2017/2018. Find out about current projects on his writing blog - A Jot In The Dark.
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