All fled—all done, so lift me on the pyre

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“What is death but a traversing of eternities
and a crossing of cosmic oceans?”

Robert E. Howard
(January 22, 1906 — June 11, 1936)

I’ve said it before and many times over: no author has influenced me, not only as a writer but as a human being, more than Robert E. Howard.

Today marks the eightieth year since ol’ Two-Gun took his life in Cross Plains.

He was a giant and his candle burned bright but short. As for me, I am thankful for the words he left us and for the many more inspired by him…

Rest in Peace.

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One response to “All fled—all done, so lift me on the pyre

  1. I bought a Conan collection a couple of years ago that helped me to respect him for who he was. When a guy pours that much of his soul into his writing, it’s something that can’t be imitated. I hope he’s resting in peace.

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