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tipping into autumn

We’ve had a very busy, very long weekend. Thursday night we went to see Moby at the House of Blues. I’d never seen him in concert before but I listened to Play practically non-stop when it first came out and his new album, wait for me, is marvelous, so the boy & I decided it […]

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flax-golden tales: hallowed halls

hallowed halls I had a dream last night that I was in college again. Not college-as-it-was, but college-as-it-might-have-been. With old wood and ivy and bricks and the paper-musty smell of books that have been read over and over and over again. Frozen in that time when graduation would never come, stalled in coffee cups and […]

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deadlines & bribery

I am still, unsurprisingly, deep in the land of revisions. It’s nice here. It’s kind of dark and confusing but there are surprises and caffeinated beverages and shiny new plot points. I should send out postcards that say Greetings From Revisionland. But as lovely as this tropical revisionland vacation has been, I would kind of […]

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flax-golden tales: gingerbread army

gingerbread army Momma said they wouldn’t grow, but I planted them anyway. They were my cookies that I baked all by myself. I could do whatever I wanted to do with them. I planted them in the garden. I watered them with tea mixed with lots of sugar even though it made the watering can […]

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magic & pennies

I love how magical the internet is sometimes. I met the artist known as Clovia over on the Absolute Write Forums. Then she found me over on Etsy, and she liked my art and I liked hers and we arranged a trade. I traded her a print for these earrings, which are marvelous. And I […]

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flax-golden tales: in tandem

in tandem Shall we sail then, you and I? Upon a glass-still sea with no land in sight? With you in your boat and me in mine, waiting for the wind to take us where it wishes? If we are separated I will send up flares and write you messages in bottles until we are […]

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nine nine nine

I spent a large portion of the weekend re-imagining Beauty & the Beast for my writing group. We have a Summer/Fall project of fairy tale rewrites and this was mine, I wanted to get it done before I get to full-time revisions. My version has a vaguely steampunk castle with a mechanical garden. I do […]

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flax-golden tales: unexpected architecture

unexpected architecture They build the castles everywhere. They sneak out at night and in the morning there’s a castle sitting in an empty lot or on someone’s lawn, and no one can say exactly where it came from or how it got there. They are guerrilla castles, elaborate three-dimensional graffiti. Sometimes they’re torn down. Once […]

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reading is fundamental

Did I babble here about how The Hunger Games is one of the best books I’ve read in ages and I loved it to little bits? I can’t remember. I babbled about it a lot, though, and forced it upon a great many people. Have you read it? Get off the internet and go read […]

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