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Signs of Fall

Fall technically started six days ago. Today was the first day that I felt a chill in the air–in the morning anyway. By the time I took my eldest to soccer practice, it was sunny and hot. But it was … Continue reading

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Endings and Dissonance

So we watched the last episode of Castle last night. To say it was a disappointing ending to the series is an understatement. Part of the problem for us might be that we stopped following the show this last season; … Continue reading

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April Short Fiction Read

I am tracking the short fiction I read this year for nominating purposes next year. An asterisk is a reminder to future me to revisit that story. “The Stories She Tells Herself”-Kelly Sandoval at Daily Science Fiction *“Sea of Dreams” … Continue reading

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Shadow Puppets and Sketchbooks

So, UAB offers a series of pop up studios every semester or so and anyone in the community is welcome to attend. (And they’re free!)  I hadn’t heard of them before, but I signed up for two, which I attended … Continue reading

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Showing, Not Telling

These two links are probably as elegant a demonstration of show, don’t tell as I’ve ever seen. I found them very useful and am leaving them here for 1) future rereading and 2) in the hopes that someone else might also … Continue reading

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Short Fiction March 2016

This month, I filled out my first ever Hugo nominations. Yay! Go me! However, it made me realize that I don’t track my short fiction reading, and it was tough to remember what exactly I read in the 2015. (There … Continue reading

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Podcasts

I’ve always enjoyed walking, perhaps even moreso since we got a dog. I like to listen to podcasts as I walk and pause for canine investigations of interesting smells. They basically break down into few categories.   On Writing: Writing … Continue reading

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Girls like Wolves

I tried to write a villanelle. Poetry that sticks to a particular form is like playing soccer–the fun is in the strictures. What does ball control look like when you can’t use your hands? How can you build meaning with … Continue reading

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The Press of the Infinite Black

I’m delighted to say that my story “The Press of the Infinite Black” is live at Galaxy’s Edge magazine, available to read now on the internet, or in print or digital from Amazon or B&N. This story started out as … Continue reading

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A month of Halloween nails

Spooky!

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