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flax-golden tales: the happiness store

the happiness store The Happiness Store does not have a permanent location. It travels from place to place on wheels, like an extremely large ice cream truck. (Ice cream is not available at The Happiness Store.) When it arrives, it sets itself down and with the wheels folded up into its foundation it appears as […]

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agented

Gather ’round, kidlets. Story time. In 2003, I tried doing NaNoWriMo for the first time, because I’d always wanted to write but had never been good about sitting down and actually doing it. I had ideas in notebooks but nothing concrete. I tried. I failed. Burnt out around 15k. In 2004, I tried again. I […]

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so long & thanks for all the polar bears

The series finale of LOST is on tonight, which you probably already knew unless you live on a deserted island without a television. The awesome posters that were going around the interwebs way back at the beginning of the season are going to be available on abc.com. I kind of want the bunny one. It’s […]

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flax-golden tales: polar

polar I was three when I fell in the polar bear pool at the zoo. My parents say it’s a miracle that I didn’t drown. Always that I didn’t drown. Not that I didn’t get eaten by the polar bear. Maybe they don’t like to consider that possibility. I don’t remember much of it. I’m […]

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concord

I wanted to go on an excursion today, so we took a drive out to Concord. It was a gorgeous day for it, sunny but not hot. We saw lots of adorable dogs and almost ran over a great many cyclists. Also, there were very loud geese. We walked around the Old North Bridge area […]

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flax-golden tales: enjoy your stay

enjoy your stay The Hotel is a place that is stumbled upon, often unexpectedly, by anyone who is in need of a stay. There is already a reservation in their name at the desk. A suite awaits with wrapped chocolates poised precariously on perfectly fluffed pillows. Room service brings anything a guest might desire, completely […]

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post-revisionland

And revisions are done. Beta-ed, adjusted again, re-beta-ed & polished to a high shine. It is almost disgusting how much better it is than the last draft. Seriously. I’m not leaving the Revisionland Hotel because I have too many friends here and I like the bar. But I’m done. Done done done. Sending the New […]

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flax-golden tales: this is not twue wuv

this is not twue wuv You send me all these roses. Every time I think the last bouquet has arrived, finally, another turns up. I’m running out of vases. I didn’t know roses came in so many colors. You say they’re the perfect symbols of love because they have thorns and love is pain. I […]

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unplugging again

I am sequestering myself in the Revisionland Hotel this week. I am very close to done with my additional, post-beta reader revisions. I am extremely pleased with all the changes so far, and what’s left is all sorts of thoughtful detail stuff. I’ve rebuilt the entire room and now I have to finalize the window […]

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cookies

So y’all know I have a thing for Etsy vintage. Remind me to post pictures of the boy’s new fedora. Months ago, I stumbled upon vintage cookie cutters & couldn’t think of any good reason not to get them, so I did. But I had no rolling pin, so I couldn’t really do anything with […]

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