Monthly Archives: November 2019

November Newsletter: The Lightning Tree

(There’s a real short story in this newsletter! Scroll down to the *** to read it) So there I was, dropping my older daughter off at school. The weather was fine, I had at least three hours of uninterrupted writing … Continue reading

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The Story of Protector

Protector is an idea that can’t be pinned down to any one brain. Simon took the first step when he made a project about godlike aliens assisting in a post-apocalypse archaeological dig. I asked Simon questions about the world, which started … Continue reading

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Interchange Beta is done!

Lois McMaster Bujold and Terry Pratchett both talk about writing as a hike through a misty valley between mountain peaks. Back in July, I wrote the mountain peaks. Then, from the beginning of September to the end of November, I … Continue reading

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A Thracian Saying

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A Thracian Saying

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Rain, Birdsong, Voices

Rain, birdsong, voices Drops shudder the yellow leaves What was I doing?

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A Sullen Coal

Oh, the contempt that winks within you A sullen coal Enslaved to the machinery that enslaves you Although you built it.

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A Tomb’s Chartreuse Dome

A tomb’s chartreuse dome Behind leaves before the sky I’m grateful for them

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Moving Continents

Moving continents Black and clear blue, glowing pink An amazing sky!

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Four Star Book Reviews: Semiosis

Semiosis by Sue Burke Semiosis is less a novel than a book of short stories, each of which recounts another generation of the history of a human colony on an exoplanet. I had trouble with the beginning, but after I … Continue reading

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