"Listen to me, your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest — thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the underwood. You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated."


Yet another brief flash of existence riding out the long exhale of the universe - with one or two things to say about it, thank you very much. My name is Beau Christopher Taplin and I am a self-published author from Melbourne, Australia. I enjoy igniting little fires in my fellow human beings with words then printing those words on lots of paper and I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be allowed the opportunity to call that an occupation. From the south of France to Tennessee, to Jordan, Sweden and Singapore - my works have found homes all around the world and I am endlessly grateful for the wonderful support. Everyday is a good day. If you are new around these parts then I'd like to formally welcome you to the club. Unfortunately the drinks are BYO but the people are wild and there's no lockout. You in? Great! Simply follow each of the four links down below and say hello. Dance, cry, shout, laugh, howl at the moon, whatever - I just hope you find what you're looking for. Thank you. Good luck and goodnight.