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If your (fictional character’s) life was a Pink Floyd song…

WordPress’ slowness may not be over yet, but it has an explanation, at least: they’re apparently in the process of ‘transferring us over to a new, user-unfriendly format’ or something like that.  Hiding our search bars from us, switching our menus to … Continue reading

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of apples and autumn and music and writing

Chuck Wendig has given his followers a flash fiction challenge using a list of uncommon apple varieties.  I don’t do flash fiction.  On the other hand, apples.  Because, y’know, that character who grew up on a farm outside Mistinghill, one of the towns … Continue reading

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Z

“It is a pain in the ass waiting around for someone to try to kill you. But it was April 30, and of course it would happen as it always did.” So begins Trumps of Doom, a novel by the … Continue reading

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N

Ancient interstellar civilizations and lost technology. Archaeologists, tomb raiders, historians. Thieves and psions and traders. Alternate universes and subtle magic. Evil scientists, power-mad kings, mind-stealing aliens. Unspeakably terrible rodents. N is for Andre Norton. I read one of Andre Norton’s … Continue reading

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F

At the beginning of all this, I promised you poets. I promised you dragons. Today, you get both. F is for Frost. You may have guessed by now that I’m kinda fond of the works of poet Robert Frost.  Well, … Continue reading

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Fear, shown actual size

Today, I’ve been writing more on a story about Natalie Dahl, salvage team leader, or, as she’ll later be known, a finder like Alandra Kade. (As a memory refresher, here’s a bit from the introduction of the story “Finder’s Fee,” … Continue reading

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