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June 17, 2024

Articles by Mel Trent

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Manga Review: Priest (2005-08-22) review manga

What would happen if you put a western and some zombies in a blender and hit puree? You get Min-Woo Hyung's "Priest". Good story, great art equal excellent manga.

Anime Review: Orphen (2005-09-19) news reviews anime

The tale of a sorcerer who must tranform his lover from a dragon back into a woman before she is slain to stop her rampaging, Orphen has a few things going for it - interesting characters, intriguing story, decent pacing. But sloppy details in character names, animation and subtitles prevent this series from getting a higher grade.

Review: Peacemaker Kurogane (2005-10-17) anime review

Visually stunning, wonderful characters, and great samurai action, this historical action drama earns high marks.

Anime Review: Steamboy (2005-11-21) review

Famed anime director Katsuhiro Otomo spent eight years working on this film, and the animation is gorgeous. But despite some visual appeal and an all-star voice cast, this tale of ninteenth-century, steam-powered technical espionage finds itself in desperate need of a plot mechanic to give it an overhaul.

Anime Review: Gantz (2006-03-20) anime review

Gorgeous animation, fascinating plot. You would think this sci-fi adventure would be a winner.

Anime Review: Gravitation (2006-05-29) review

I expected starry-eyed romantic fluff, and I was not disappointed. However, Gravitation has a dark side that I didn't anticipate, and this, along with the endearing characters, really won me over.

Anime Review: Samurai Deeper Kyo (2006-07-24) review anime review

If you must choose between this and a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, you will need the following information to make an informed choice.

Mega Tokyo vol. 4 (2006-12-18) review manga

A popular online comic, MegaTokyo's silly gags and flawed but fascinating characters hold up even in print.

Anime Review -- Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa (2007-01-08) review

Mel Trent reviews "Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa" and gives this anime feature a thumbs up.

Anime Review -- Howl's Moving Castle (2007-02-05) review

Mel Trent reviews anime "Howl's Moving Castle" from director Hayao Miyazaki. "Pretty animation and great characters ... " says Trent, " you could do a lot worse than this one."

DVD Review -- Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2007-03-12) review

Mel Trent Reviews "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children", finding it visually extraordinary, even for those who have not played the video game.

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The Color of Death (2005-11-28) cover story horror

Sometimes there is no following when they leave.

Anime Review -- Boogiepop Phantom (2007-01-22) review

As we grow older, we lose the power of our imagination and aspirations. Mel Trent reviews "Boogiepop Phantom" and finds that it takes that idea and twists it into twelve episodes of angst, love gone sinister, and a man-eating monster.

Transmission: Part 2 (2007-02-19) short fiction

They sent him to a shrink to try to make him "normal," but Mad Jack Runner knows it will never work, and has a plan to keep the Agency from picking up his brain waves. Maybe it would have worked, if it wasn't for the incident with the ghost-pirate ...

The Black Painting (2007-05-28) cover story short fiction

The voices are always there. Jack has tried to drown them out with medication and mutilation, but they call to him, and sometimes, he can't resist going to see if he can help them ...

The Overactive Imagination of Lucy Jade, Part 1 (2007-06-25) cover story short fiction

The Agency wants to investigate Lucy Jade, because everyone knows that it's just not right for a young girl to see ghosts. And her parents want Lucy investigated too, because they know that seeing ghosts is not normal. "Cure her," they say, "and stop her from writing those awful stories." Can they be both wrong and right?

The Overactive Imagination of Lucy Jade, Part 2 (2007-07-02) short fiction

Lucy Jade has a gift that is also a curse ... maybe because everyone wants to think it's a curse and no one wants to train her talent into a gift. Jack knows how a kid has to travel that road and wants to change the direction for someone else. There's got to be a way to make a difference, but finding the way is like flying too close to the sun.

Twins! (2007-08-20) cover story short fiction

Prologue: A Brief History of Angel City and the Collapse of the Shaman Rail Line

2000 years ago, the Four Great Ships Salvation, Absolution, Redemption and Phoenix, crossed the edge of a dying universe and entered another to start life anew. Aboard Salvation were three psychics, Talon Konstantine, his daughter, Regan, and Daigoro. Each of them possessed the powers of the three star angels, Shaman, Firefly and Yuusei, who were created when the universe was born to protect the creatures of the universe from threats like the Void that had consumed the one from which they had so recently fled. The chronicles written at that time claim the existence of a fourth star angel psychic, called Samurai, who stayed behind to seal the Void. There is no evidence today of this mysterious fourth psychic except that the Void has not encroached this universe.

Twins! Part Two (2007-08-27) short fiction fantasy

Kaine and Jynx are kind of cute, kind of annoying, and very mysterious. The bounty hunter Kumiko isn't entirely sure she wants to be around them, but it seems their paths are intertwined ...

Pale Traveler (2007-10-01) cover story fiction fantasy

One is Firefly and one is Shaman. One is called Jynx and one is called Kaine. They seem exactly alike to Kuroda Kumiko: good looking, annoying, and deadly. Can someone really be a bounty hunter and an angel as well? There are mysteries on the planet of Phoenix, where the leylines of the world are dying, and even angels can have enemies out to kill them. A pale traveler, hard to see, is stalking the Seraphim Twins, and their time is running out.

Dust (2007-11-19) cover story fiction fantasy

The town is called "Dust," and there is nothing left of anyone, not even the crumbled molecules that could call the town their namesake. The Seraphim Twins and Kuroda Kumiko know the reason for the destruction, and who they have to find to put an end to it -- but is this mission worth what it will do to Kaine?

Poker Face (2007-12-17) cover story fiction fantasy

Kaine has amazing powers of recovery, but there is only so much strength left in him, especially when the visions that engulf him are so painful that his heart can hardly bear them. And there's no time to stop and ponder them with the Pale Traveler still out there somewhere, hungry for his life ...

Wind Scorpions, Part 1 (2008-01-14) cover story fiction fantasy

Crossing the deserts of Phoenix, the keening wind is the only constant. It shifts the sands and changes the landmarks; it swallows whole towns and uncovers things that should never have come to light. The heat of the day makes traveling nearly impossible, but now something stange, something unnatural, walks out of the night ...

Wind Scorpions, Part 2 (2008-01-21) short fiction fantasy

The deserts of Phoenix have become a nightmare of monsters, and death seems to wait around every corner, and on every horizon.

Fire Scar (2008-02-18) cover story fiction fantasy

Death and pain have followed the Seraphim Twins for so long that there is nothing else for them to remember. They can only have faith that they know how to defeat the demon sent to kill them, but the price of victory may cost them more than they possess ...

Fresh Hearts (2008-02-25) short fiction

Jack Runner hates Valentine's Day with a passion. Even more so this year, when he finds someone who has a passion for him.

Way Station (2008-03-17) cover story fiction fantasy

The Seraphim Twins, Kaine and Jynx, have been joined by Iai, who has professed his mission to protect Kaine. But the danger is growing, and Kaine is less worried about himself than about his twin and the girl Kumiko ...

Transmission: Part 1 (2008-04-07) short fiction

Everyone knew there was something different about Jack Runner. He had too many 'imaginary playmates' that he talked to, and he knew too much about things that he shouldn't. And he did things no boy his age ought to do -- like befriending a monster ...Originally appeared 2007-02-12.

Black Whiskey (2008-04-14) cover story short fiction fantasy

Unexpectedly, McBride is the next best hope for the injured Kaine and Iai. McBride knows that Iai has the power to heal himself, but what about Kaine, who was never expected to survive his own birth? But it is an odd fact that power comes when you're willing to take it ...

Black Whiskey 2 (2008-04-21) fiction fantasy

Unexpectedly, McBride is the next best hope for the injured Kaine and Iai. McBride knows that Iai has the power to heal himself, but what about Kaine, who was never expected to survive his own birth? But it is an odd fact that power comes when you're willing to take it ...

Mystery (2008-04-28) cover story fiction fantasy

Raven is accused of stealing the Moon and the Sun. No one believes the trickster, of course, so the only solution is that he is going to have to find the culprit himself!

Mystery 2 (2008-05-05) short fiction fantasy

Raven has no choice but to visit the scene of the crime, and finds not only a witness and a helper, but the inspiration to sell Girl Scout cookies.

Mystery 3 (2008-05-12) short fiction fantasy

The sun and the moon are found, but how will Raven steal them and put them back in the sky?

Angel Hunter (2008-05-19) cover story short fiction fantasy

Evil and mystery have haunted the desert nights of the planet Phoenix, but the creature of malice and cruelty, Suada Zacharias, strides confidently under the blazing sun, dining on the pain of others, and quenching her thirst ... with death.

Zodiac (2008-06-02) cover story fiction fantasy

Iai, Kaine, Jynx, and Kumiko have something in common on the harsh desert planet of Phoenix. It's not their courage, or their battles -- it's that for their own reasons, their hearts are all breaking ...

Zodiac: Part Two (2008-06-09) short fiction fantasy

Kaine is dying; he has nothing left to help him heal. The time has come for Iai to remember who and what he is, and what he must do ...

Blue Moon (2008-07-07) cover story short fiction fantasy

Death walks the streets of Angel City, shouting words the people hear as prophecy, meting out pain and loss. Death stalks the streets of Angel City, years later, hiding from sight, knowing what truth is to come ...

Blue Moon: Part 2 (2008-07-14) short fiction fantasy

Hizashi and Getsuei fire, but it is not enough. The Immortal Guns will pass on, but will they ever be able to defeat the Death that walks the ruins of Angel City?

Battle Royale (2008-08-04) cover story fiction fantasy

Three star demons are waiting; they know that their time has come, that their strength in combination can destroy the angel-fool who will try to stop them, alone, to try to save the ones he loves...

My Summer Vacation, by Jack Runner (age 8) (2008-09-01) short fiction

People go to memorial sites to remember the past, but for a secret psychic like Jack Runner, the past is quite visible and overwhelmingly present.

End of the Line (2008-09-08) cover story short fiction fantasy

Battered and blood-soaked, mortally weary and nearly dead, Jynx, Kaine, Kumiko, and Iai struggle to regain their strength, for in spite of the defeat of the Star-Demons, the battle for the Leylines of Phoenix is still looming over them like an evil shadow filling the sky ...

End of the Line, Part 2 (2008-09-15) short fiction fantasy

Battered and blood-soaked, mortally weary and nearly dead, Jynx, Kaine, Kumiko, and Iai struggle to regain their strength, for in spite of the defeat of the Star-Demons, the battle for the Leylines of Phoenix is still looming over them like an evil shadow filling the sky ...

Heart and Soul (2008-09-29) cover story fiction fantasy

Can you bring yourself to believe that the Universe is a place with order and purpose? That what seems cruel or unfair may be part of a greater plan? That misfortune and desperation may even be what draw you along to be where you actually need to be?

Cooties: A Love Story (2008-10-20) cover story short fiction

It was too late. No matter what he did or where he tried to hide, Jack Runner had been infected with cooties. The three girls who had cornered him giggled and jeered, sing-songing, "You go - ott cooties!" over and over. Jack was horrified.

Plague 1: Patient Zero (2009-01-26) cover story fiction death disease

Who is that on the street corner? Is it someone we know? Is it someone w're going to meet? Oh, yes, we know that stranger. And soon, Death will be a stranger no longer ...

Plague 1: Patient Zero, Part 2 (2009-02-02) short fiction

Plague is walking infection, working for the ones who bring misery to the human race. Is his love for his sister enough to turn him from the path to Hell?

Plague 2: The Waiting Room (2009-04-27) cover story short fiction fantasy

Plague is still not comfortable with his change from despairing suicide to the side of the angels. While we are ready to forgive others their mistakes and failings, our own haunt us like whispers of Hell...

The Waiting Room, Part 2 (2009-05-04) short fiction disease angels demons

Plague waits, injured and doubting, while the angels meet to decide his fate. How could he possibly think he can help in the battle to come?

Plague 3: Our Daily Bread, Part 1 (2009-06-01) short fiction disease angels demons

One is always provided with what one needs to get by ... that is, if one is willing to trust... and know that "getting by" might not be easy ...

Plague 3: Our Daily Bread, Part 2 (2009-06-08) short fiction disease angels demons

There is no forcing a spirit to cooperate; the choice must come from within. The spirit must want some kind of Salvation enough to ask for it -- and then accept what that might mean.

Footnote (2009-08-24) short fiction science fiction

They came to Mars from Gurstock as the latter planet disintegrated in waves of nuclear blasts. The Gurstockians didn't seem to mind ... they had a goal ...

Footnote 2 (2009-08-31) short fiction science fiction

Someone has to do something to keep the Gurstockians from destroying Mars, but Snake Theriot's heart is torn with grief and sadness ...

Footnote 3 (2009-09-07) short fiction science fiction

Complacency is so easy to foster ... it often takes sacrifice to make people aware of how tenuous life can be.

Plague 4: Suffer the Little Children (2009-09-14) cover story short fiction disease angels demons

How we protect the rights to wage warfare! Laws surround it to make sure it does well; if warfare is treated with no respect, we grimace and protest and beat our breasts with grief! Is it any wonder War comes to us, begging for sustenance and seeking our attention ...

Plague 5: And Hell Followed with Him (2009-11-23) cover story fiction

The Boss is hunting Plague -- Plague, who triumphed over his despair and turned to the side of Good. Relentless, the Boss either wants Plague back or to drive him to despair again ...

Plague 6: In Sickness and In Health (2010-02-15) short fiction fantasy

Time is running out: evil is on the hunt with blood lust and purpose. The shock of knowing his true nature may slow Plague down a second too long ...

Day Three (2010-02-22) short fiction fantasy

Jack Runner has been given an ultimatum: he must quit his caffeine habit. He hates the idea, but it seems better than giving up the whiskey or the cigarettes ... for a while.

Plague 7: Faith (2010-03-15) short fiction fantasy

The end has come, and Plague's destiny is about to overtake him.

Better Than The Alternative (2010-04-12) cover story short fiction fantasy

Poor Jack Runner. Mel Trent has chronicled his troubles before, but this time, she chooses an alternative reality for his story ...

Lucky (2011-02-28) cover story short fiction fantasy

Jack Runner has a talent that the government wants hidden. The drugs he must take and the computer inside his head pretty much take care of that. But he has another talent, too ... but no government can stop him from finding trouble.

With No Announcement (2011-03-28) short fiction fantasy

Pale is the city with no hope, but is it possible to listen to your muse and try to create a haven in such a place?

A Demon in My View (2011-04-25) short fiction

There's an emptiness in Jack Runner that nothing can fill. What was taken away from him can never return, but that doesn't stop it from haunting him every day of his life. The only one who understands that is about to die ... (Originally appeared 2007-04-23)

Icarus (2011-05-23) cover story short fiction fantasy

From the time he was a little boy, was there ever anything that could keep Jack Runner from flying too close to the sun?..

Red Light (2011-10-17) cover story short fiction fantasy

All his life Jack has seen this particular vision, glowing, steadily getting closer ...

Red Light 2 (2011-10-24) serial fiction fantasy

A trickle of memories is the only help that Jack has, but it's not enough. Somewhere there have to be more ...

Red Light 3 (2011-10-31) short fiction fantasy

The answer lies below in the darkness, pulsing with power and a grotesque secret. The only light Jack can take with him is the one he's seen all his life ...

Dramaturge (2013-01-21) cover story novella fantasy

Pale is a city of everlasting rain, a city of tragedy, a city groaning under the weight of its own curse. Jordan Mars is about to find yet another level of pain paving Pale's streets.

Dramaturge 2 (2013-01-28) fiction fantasy love

A wish has been granted, but as with all wishes made in rage, things have gone horribly wrong.

Dramaturge 3 (2013-02-04) fiction fantasy love

Having paid Charon his price for crossing the River Styx, Jordan must now find Eliot -- in all the dark nothingness of Hades ...

Dramaturge 4 (2013-02-11) fiction fantasy love

Love doesn't just show up and suddenly everything is Happily Ever After. There's always one more quest, one more question, one more challenge ... does that mean that in the end, Love isn't worth it?

Birds of a Feather (2017-10-16) short fiction fantasy fable birds

How Crow and Raven learned the difference between black and white...

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Fandango for Four (2006-05-15) poem unrhymed

Flight (2008-01-07) poem unrhymed

Mel Trent explores in poetry the heart of All.

Frayed (2008-03-24) poem unrhymed

Poetry by Mel Trent.

Rap (2008-04-07)

Originally appeared 2005-10-10

Blink (2008-10-13) poem unrhymed

Poetry by Mel Trent questions thoughts in the darkness.

Broken (2008-11-10) poem unrhymed

In a surprising coincidence, Mel Trent's poem is a written illustration to accompany this week's cover story ...

Carnival of Words (2008-12-08) poem unrhymed

Winter vista of distant hope.

Cumulonimbus (2009-01-05) poem, unrhymed

Poem, unrhymed, about the ungentle weather that results from passion.

Dawn (2009-02-09) poem, unrhymed

Green and orange, crimson prisms ... a poem about waking.

Dusk (2009-03-09) poem, unrhymed

Poetry, unrhymed, by Mel Trent.

Epic (2009-04-06) poem, unrhymed

Mel Trent presents a poem about that evergreen quest.

Fragment (2009-05-18) poem, unrhymed

Poem, unrhymed, heartsick.

Ink (2009-06-15) poem unrhymed

Unrhymed poetry from Mel Trent

Keeping (2009-07-13) poem unrhymed

After a while, you start to realize a change is inevitable ...

Libra (2009-08-10) poem unrhymed

When the scales are set on the table, how much weight does pain carry?

Red (2009-09-21) poem unrhymed

Unrhymed poetry from Mel Trent.

Zero (2010-01-11) poem unrhymed

Unrhymed poetry for a chilled heart.

Pound for Pound (2010-08-23) poem unrhymed

...extracting the oil that smoothes my journey through this iced ether of communication ...

Translated (2010-10-11) poem unrhymed

...the sun silvered through ... a veil of cool clouds

Sestina (2010-11-08) poem unrhymed

... I turn every page/ looking for something to admire/ I can't turn these symbols into words/ the conceit of art is gone ...

Listen (2010-12-06) poem unrhymed

...pretend for a moment ... that I am gifted with eloquence ...

An Ode to Text Twist (2011-01-17) poem unrhymed

... bury the blurry ruby ...

Villanelle (2011-03-21) poem rhymed

"... open your mind to what no one else hears ..."

Synonyms (2011-04-18) poem unrhymed

"how many words exist ... for me to say ..."

Across My Universe (2011-06-13) poem unrhymed

...words are not flowing, their endless rain has dried up ...

Transience (2011-08-08) poem unrhymed

"...I will look into your inner world, take the language of your art and translate ..."

Hart (2011-09-26) poem unrhymed

"...as if when you threw/ yourself to the sea you/ threw your pages out ahead..."

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Peek of the Week 141 (2008-05-05) photo art

Tulips at the Governor's Mansion.

Peek of the Week 144 (2008-05-26) photo art

Dogwood blossom, Moore Square, downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Art outside of Exploris Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

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Purple berries contrast with the green of leaves.

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The face of a gargoyle.

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Fall colors in North Carolina.

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A close up reveals the beauty of a natural process.

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Pyracantha berries brighten winter foliage.

Peek of the Week 177 (2009-01-12) photo art

A rain shower moves past at sunset.

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Beautiful results of an ice storm.

Peek of the Week 184 (2009-03-02) photo art

Mel Trent gives us an eerie, multileveled view of her subject.

Peek of the Week 187 (2009-03-23) photo art

A flickering flame of candlelight.

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Dogwood blossoms against the sky.

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Play of light with a red stone and a flashlight.

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One last swallow, thrown away.

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A mockingbird is ruffled by the wind.

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And orange mushroom radiates color.

Peek of the Week 210 (2009-08-31) photo art

Statuary in Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Peek of the Week 215 (2009-10-05) photo art canna lily

Canna lilies illuminated by the sun.

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Autumn mushrooms in North Carolina.

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Magnolia seeds light up a winter tree.

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A wintry sky and shivering trees.

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Grafitti hands!

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Delicate green flowers announce the season.

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Mel Trent gives us a peek into the amazing art of Mirazozo.

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Storm clouds showcase the tumult to come.

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Toe of the stature of Gandhi outside the Marbles kid's museum.

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Blue Ridge Parkway, Balsam Mountains, North Carolina, USA

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Milkweed seeds nestle in their down.

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Late season morning glories prepare to bloom.

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A beautiful red flower, great photography from Mel Trent.

Peek of the Week 286 (2011-02-21) photo art

Mel Trent reveals the beauty of everyday technology.

Peek of the Week 289 (2011-03-14) photo art

Color study on a fall leaf.

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A brilliant slice of citrus.

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Sunset clouds in a picturesque tumble.

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A close shot reveals the beauty of wood.

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Butterflies at Tom Branch Falls, North Carolina, USA.

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A curious ant makes its way into view.

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Two views of an adult male poyphemus moth.

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Sunset courtesy of approaching Hurricane Irene. North Carolina, USA.

Peek of the Week 330 (2012-01-02) photo art

Start the new year with an urban sunrise ...

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A monster's shell inhabits a woody cave!

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A study in contrasts of light and shadow on cemetery statuary.

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The intricate tapestry of a caterpillar pest.

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Moonrise in Savannah, Georgia, USA.

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Votive candles flicker in a quiet cathedral in Savannah, Georgia, USA.

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Nearly camouflaged, a pigeon ripples water in a street-puddle.

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A winter sky is framed by snowflake-like seeds.

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Delicate art captured in nature's presentation of winter.

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The brilliant light of a canna lily.

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Forest ferns through a fish-eye ...

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Making the prosaic disappear into beauty -- a Mel Trent specialty.

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Close up of a Spring beauty: dicentra.

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A delectable view into the heart of a lily.

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Capturing the art of the spider, and the spider itself as art.

Peek of the Week 412 (2013-08-19) photo art

Heuchera -- coral bells -- at JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Peek of the Week 418 (2013-09-30) comic

A lens from the lighthouse at Cape Charles, Virginia, from the collection at the Mariner's Museum in Newport News.

Peek of the Week 422 (2013-10-28) photo art

Hands in stone reach for the world of the living in a cemetery in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

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Autumn colors reflected on water, and a single swimmer...

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A mosaic of autumn colors!

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Writing (2009-04-20) essay writing passion

Mel Trent offers the sound of her heart's passion -- the telling of stories.

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