"If you build it; they WILL come"

        - Field of Dreams -

Here you see,... 'The Shanty Shack'

*Home of Maverick Mustang Manuscripts (England)*

"It has potential for some serious writing"

Check out Dusti's Blog on here, 'Workin' the Wilderness' ... 



Bootleg Books

Dagenwulf Poetry  (On Silent Wings)

Pagan Prose

​Piscean Press (The Serpent of the Sea)

Giving a whole new meaning to 'SELF PUBLISHING'


​Finally Flying under my own Flag

“I never meant to be known as a Man of Mystery. My reticence for the limelight of Fame was born out of a sense of shyness and insecurity. But you have to capitalise on circumstance, don’t you?”

“Someone asked me when did I first know I wanted to be a writer? … I explained that I’d told the midwife that when she’d finished cleaning me up I’d need a pen to record my experiences in the womb …”

 “I’m moving some of my stuff
Outa that there ol’ Shack,
That I was a'dwellin’ in.
An’ I ain’t a'plannin’
To be takin’ it back.
‘Cos they is raising the rent,
To a price highers than I wants to pay.
So I’ll just squat here for awhile,
And hope that the people here will let me stay!”

'Bendacht For Cech N-Oen Legfas'

(A blessing on all those who read this)

Welcome to 'Attacoia' - (Muddy Place)
Brought to you from The Shanty Shack,
Deep down in the Delta.
Built on and based in the home
Of true Blues music!


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The old adage applies here, if you like what you see .... Tell your friends, ... if you don't ..tell Me!

I don't NEED 'followers', I would LIKE 'readers' of my works .... "

Hopefully this site will develop into a place where anyone with a comment to make, a story to say or tale to tell; will feel free to be able to drop by, sit a spell and chew the fat or cud, depending on your preference!
Over the next few months, I intend to publish some of the poetry and prose that I have been writing over the last fifty odd years, based on my thoughts and Life experiences, and all the new stuff that crosses my mind. 
I may even get around  to start writing  those promised novels that some of you have heard rumoured about!
Feel free to comment, critique, or whatever. on my writing attempts.
Praiseis always nice, and constructive critique can prove useful.
Looking forward to your company; please do drop by, anytime.
The metaphoric coffee-pot is always on the hob !
Someone once said, 'There's blues in all music, if you ain't got blues, you ain't got music!
Best regards, to you all. Dusti.

*And I am now blogging here on my own domain and writing even more of my ramblings, putting it all down on the laptop, whilst still being not adverse to using the old faithful pen & notebooks as and when the moments with Martha, my Muse, strike in those odd times when modern technology are absent*​


They also said I need to have a 'presence' on Social Media sites, so you can find me on Twitter:


and on FB:


* All original material, artwork, photos, poetry & prose, video, on these sites are covered by Copyright. - Dusti Rodes.* 

"In my world, there are no 'writer's blocks'; only roads leading to cul-de-sacs."


"Just like a good  Book or a fine Wine, this is to be stored in the libraries of your mind or the cellars of your experiences; to be savoured when it suits ...." 



Y'on t'Internet?

Publish your poems,
Using a bona-fide Printer?
All that paper and ink?
Finding Fonts,
Proof reading,
Packaging and postage;

Is that what you think?

Pah! and pooh-pooh,
To that idea;
Whack'em on the Web, son!
Send'em into cyberspace!
Why settle for Wapping, tomorrow;
When you can have the World, today!


.The Man behind the Myth


The Writer - Dusti Rodes

 About Me

Travellin' troubadour and teller of tall tales. Jist a rag-gedy man, from deep down in the deltas.
Writer of lyrical narratives. Painter of Life's pictures. Often found to be wearing a waistcoat. Sometimes can be discovered headed in a hat.

I've dug ditches, pumped petrol, worked in 'five'n'dimes', picked fruit, and been a mailman, a hobo and a high flyer in my time. Had serious open-heart surgery. Eaten chicken cooked on an open volcanic blow-hole. Swum in both the Atlantic and the Med. And that's only the first sixty-seven years so far!


​​*Coming in 2020*

New Year - New Look - New Attitude!

This website is being completely overhauled over the next couple of months

To all of you following me on here and out there in cyberspace elsewhere, please keep your eye out for the changes that will be coming! (including the new logo for the 'corporate' cover of books being published under my banner.


​'The Triple M' - Giving a whole new meaning to Self Publishing!


'​Talking Heads'  ... By night, my dreams are filled with listening to their stories; my days are spent telling their tales.


"If your dreams at night are filled with  people speaking words , and when you awake, all you can think to do is to scribble them down; Then you are a Writer."


* Tumblr has just informed me that the original  version of my blog 'ATTACOIA' on their site has now just passed its 7th birthday - It  really doesn't seem that long ago! 

​It can be found at dustirodes.tumblr.com

"Don't step out when you're close to the edge ."

"They say that the line between complete madness and true genius is hair thin,
And I'm just not sure which side of the line it is that I'm spending most of my time, these days ..

I will leave it to you to draw your own conclusions!"


Settin' the Scene

Howdy, Cats,
I's just got back.
And I'm lookin' for the place,
They calls 'The Shanty Shack'.

They say it's as fine,
As an old, old wine.
And it's really on the ball.
It has no windows, no door,
An' sawdust on the floor,
It's jist a hole in the wall.

Did I hear you say,
That it's located down by the creek?
And is it true it's a place
Where you might get a whole parcel
Of mighty good things to eat?

 Man, I've heard 'em say,
That it's where the really coolest cats meet.
And you is real lucky,
If youse can actually gets a seat!

 Oh, there's a place over yonder,
Right where the light is shinin' out thru d'wall,
An' it sure looks like,
They is havin' one heck of a ball!

So come on, all you people,
Let's grab us some drinks,
An' sits ourselves down way out back.
'Cos the party is about to start,
Ats 'The Shanty Shack’!


"If in rhyming slang, you're gonna say you're a professional gun-fighter (writer), You had better be able to back up your claim; when challenged to make your play ..."

The Shanty


​Maverick Mustang Manuscripts  


"I am a Wordsmith by trade .... I write about what obsesses me. As a Writer, I live in a world populated by mainly imaginary people. But that's OK, they know me well here ..."


*I'll take 'em, any way they come!*

Someone said to me the other day. .."So much for the theory everyone has a book in them .... Heck, you've got a whole library full!"

"It is no fool who gives that which they cannot possibly keep, to gain that which they cannot lose" - Unknown

"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self...." - Cyril Connolly