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Spring’s journal Tuesday

Last spring, I started keeping a writing journal. Every morning after I finished writing, I would jot down my thoughts in a repeating google calendar event. Thoughts I didn’t care about got deleted. What’s left is what I consistently cared … Continue reading

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Spring’s journal Monday

Last spring, I started keeping a writing journal. Every morning after I finished writing, I would jot down my thoughts in a repeating google calendar event. Thoughts I didn’t care about got deleted. What’s left is what I consistently cared … Continue reading

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4 Star Book review: Paleocene 3

Full disclosure: the author sent me this comic, asking for an honest review. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t review it, but I did, so I am 🙂 I had heard about the Paleocene comic series, but I hadn’t … Continue reading

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August Newsletter: The Loud Beach

So there I was at the Loud Beach. The speakers glared down from the top of the cliff like something out of William Hope Hodgson. The Things that Oontz. “This Is Fun!” they seemed to bellow at the sun-burned shamblers … Continue reading

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Alternate History Anthology

“Levski’s boots hit the ground and he kept running…”   That’s the beginning of my alternate history short story, included with many others in the Tales From Alternate Earths III anthology, out this Friday the 3rd.   Find it here

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The Grass of a Park

The grass of a park Green stems against dark shadows Chicory and trees

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July Newsletter: The Karst River

I’m trying something new this year, which is a vacation. Last summer you might recall I struggled to find my peace with not writing. And the summers before that, too. The beginning of July would find me in the middle … Continue reading

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Family Pre-Union (4)

William is standing behind Mother, who is still arguing with the Kishas, and he isn’t just looking at me, he’s staring like I’m a ghost. So are two Kishas and a Cheryl. And I’ve had the same horrified fascination from … Continue reading

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Interchange is out

…give or take a few hours depending on your time zone. If the “order now” button hasn’t appeared for you yet, whet your taste with the interviews I gave on Writer’s History podcast Time for Cakes and Ale podcast and … Continue reading

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Family Preunion (3)

Our house is an elegant, stately Victorian on a street of elegant, stately Victorians, the big, peak-roofed gingerbreaded fruits of an orchard with pretensions. The street is packed with cars and arriving guests. The party fills the living and dining … Continue reading

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