Author Archives: dan

Beset by Discord

Beset by discord I stop and look around me A lilac upwind

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The Days of the Week

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

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When the Lilacs Bloom

  When the lilacs bloom And horse chestnut leaves unfold Forget the Discourse

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Baby Birds Cry Out

Baby birds cry out. The dried worms on the concrete will help them grow wings.

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She Who is Eaten Normally

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

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In an Old Garden

In an old garden Red tulips have spread themselves. Next year, there’ll be more.

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Junction to be Published!!

“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

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Spring Sense Impressions

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

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The Janka’s Black Spines

The janka‘s black spines. A martenitsa on them Left in white flowers.

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Five Star Reviews: Captivate

Vanessa Van Edwards confesses at the beginning of her book that she is by nature a shy and awkward person, crippled by her social anxiety and generally unsuccessful at networking events. Like all great nerds, however, she applied rigorous empiricism … Continue reading

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