Author Archives: dan
Beset by discord I stop and look around me A lilac upwind
Bounce Nakmara Three-Five-Four turned north and piloted her cradle up the ramp of the grand old university building. Where had Professor Japaljarri said he’d be? Go up the ramp and turn east, then south, then east again down the corridor. … Continue reading
When the lilacs bloom And horse chestnut leaves unfold Forget the Discourse
Baby birds cry out. The dried worms on the concrete will help them grow wings.
Yeah sorry, today I’m not writing about my new book deal or my new way of writing or whatever. I’ve had a tough week, so today I’m rewarding myself. Today I’m writing about generating new words in my ergo-absolutive alternate-history … Continue reading
In an old garden Red tulips have spread themselves. Next year, there’ll be more.
“Debut novelist Daniel M. Bensen’s JUNCTION, in which a Japanese nature show host finds himself on an exploratory trip to an alien world, but when members of the party start to die, he wonders if one of the others might … Continue reading
Happy Gyulovo Week, everyone! This week, between Lazarov Saturday and Orthodox Easter, covers almost all of the events of my nearly-finished historical fantasy The Sultan’s Enchanter. It’s during this week in early spring that Elena, the witch of Gyulovo, makes … Continue reading
The janka‘s black spines. A martenitsa on them Left in white flowers.