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These entries are ramblings about my life that have no connection with particular Kingdoms of Evil updates.

Stations of the American Time Line

<Some world-building for The Centuries Unlimited> When penetrated by a Time Line (properly a “para-configuration translation sheath” or “samayve” ), a historical period splits from “canonical history” and moves into the future in parallel with the Line’s terminus in the … Continue reading

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Tales from Alternate Earths 2

I am pleased to announce that the new Tales from Alternate Earths anthology is out! In it you’ll find alternate history stories about such subjects as the 21st-century secession of New England from the British Empire, the voyage of Christopher … Continue reading

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Centuries Unlimited Beta Readers?

Tomorrow’s my last work day before my vacation, which means it’s time to send The Centuries Unlimited to beta readers. If you would like to read a time travel/noir family saga about trust and flying gangsters, please tell me to add you … Continue reading

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The Wind from the West

The wind from the west Makes me stop and take the time To look up and smile.

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Ottoman Clothing

I wrote a line last week in The Sultan’s Enchanter: ” “The man’s beard was long and tangled, cap and shoes missing, without vest or sash over his stained shirt and breeches.” Oh. My. Blob, but that sentence took a lot … Continue reading

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A Dried-up Wasp Nest

A dried-up wasp nest. Nothing but dust in its cells. It can still inspire.

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Sounds of Night-Time Rain

Sounds of night-time rain: Easier to sleep under Than roofers’ hammers.

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Steam on my Glasses

Steam on my glasses and lashing curtains of rain. It’s all just water.

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Five Star Reviews: A Series of Steaks

So I was just innocently minding my own business, reading through the stories nominated for the Hugo awards this year, when I was accosted, wrestled to the floor, and tickled to death by “A Series of Steaks,” by Vina Jie-Min … Continue reading

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The Centuries Unlimited is done!

Date: 6/26/2018 Place: Haji Dimitar, Sofia, Bulgaria Listening to: Home Phillip Phillips Cover – Peter Hollens Words: 104,314 Chapters: 26 First line: She came into my life like a train wreck. Last line: Her laughter flew up to the blue sky and … Continue reading

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