Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Flibberty Gibbeted

What is Flibberty Gibbeted? Well it's a play on the word flibbertigibbet, which Wiktionary defines as:
  1. An offbeat, skittish person; especially said of a young woman.
  2. (archaic) An imp, a fiend.
  3. A flighty person; someone regarded as silly, irresponsible, or scatterbrained, especially someone who chatters or gossips
Flibberty Gibbeted
It's also the title of a young and trimly figured volume of my poetry. This impish collection of 44 offbeat poems and a handful of flighty drawings puts an irresponsible spin on some classic tales and invents a few more originally scatterbrained myths along the way. The pieces are all informed by my skittish muse, the orange faerie, who can sometimes look a little fiendish, but her idle chatters are always enlightening.

The best news is, it's available right now as a free download, and if it captures a fancy for things concrete, there's also a paperback edition you can keep tucked under your pillow. Whichever version you prefer, you can use the same link to get it at


Jenny said...

Congratulations, Francis!

Francis Scudellari said...

Thanks Jenny... getting the experience with LuLu from fosebooks helped a lot.