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Snow Drops off a Branch

Snow drops off a branch Nothing pushed it but itself Soft sounds in puddles

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Snow Falling at Night

Snow falling at night White flakes rush past the streetlight The light though stays still

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Vassian language

(Note: In accordance with Vassian culture and tradition, Vassian words in this article are not to be embedded in English sentences. Vassian words may only be displayed within Vassian sentences.) Vassian( /ˈvəssijən, ˈvas-, ˈvæs- / also Vessian, Bessian, The Crypt Language, … Continue reading

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Interchange Gamma is done!

INTERCHANGE Gamma Begun at 10:50am January 2nd 2020 in my home in Hadji Dimitar, Sofia. First line: “Bamboo-grass crunched and the mist curled away, revealing the bear.” Finished at 11:10am March 30th 2020. Last line: “The Nightbow spun above them, … Continue reading

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My podcast interview

Robin Shantz at Bloginhood just released the interview he made of me, Reviewer Carien Ubink, author Dr. Tiffani Angus, and aspiring writer and Glasgow Worldcon bid volunteer Robin Duncan. I talk about life in Bulgaria, Junction, and Wealthgiver.

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February Newsletter: Insomnia

 This newsletter is not actually late because of the coronavirus. Our minister of health called for all schools in the country to be closed because of an epidemic of normal flu. Then I had some potentially good news about The … Continue reading

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The Wildness of Logic

https://danbensen.tumblr.com/post/611472081485512704/there-may-be-a-better-wildness-of-logic-than-of

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Clear after the Hail

Clear after the hail Clouds above the boulevard The Balkan Mountain

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Folklore of the Dragons of Ralagan

Today I got a very interesting message from Ouroborosenso, asking for a creation myth for the dragons in a DnD campaign. My daughter was still asleep, so I could put a thought together in my head. Maybe three! With no further … Continue reading

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*Middle-Layer – a too-epic fantasy setting

This is not the time to be starting a new project. I’ve got stuff I gotta do. And yet here I am, playing with tectonic.js.   I give you *Middle-Layer, an earthlike world. I mean really earthlike. So earthlike that … Continue reading

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