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flax-golden tales: dirty laundry

  dirty laundry I let my laundry pile up for two weeks before I finally relented and took it to a laundromat, after leaving yet another message for the landlord about the constantly out-of-order machines in the building basement. I had to look up the nearest laundromat and when I reached the address it wasn’t […]

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the vanishing act

I am still working on a long post about books that is not post-shaped yet but in the meantime I am delighted that I can finally recommend a book I read months and months ago now and promptly fell in love with and then pouted quite a bit when I realized I wouldn’t be able […]

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autumn!

Autumn is my favorite. Apples and cinnamon and scarves and crispy leaves crunching beneath boots. I wish you a glorious autumnal equinox, pumpkin-flavored & sweater-cozy. The black & white renders them slightly incognito, but that field is indeed full of pumpkins:

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flax-golden tales: a room of your own

a room of your own I built you a hideaway. Well, fixed more than built since it was already there, but it’s for you. I hope you like it. I suppose it’s like a room of your own only it’s a room in a tree. I have asked the squirrels not to bother you, but […]

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two things with links

First thing: I wrote this brief, passionate yet ill-fated romance for Stylist magazine. I wrote the story and then they styled the photo shoot based on what I’d written and I love what they did with it. I tried to keep it a bit open-ended and vague so they’d have room to play with the images […]

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flax-golden tales: a time machine is not a clock

a time machine is not a clock Everyone thought it was a clock, but everyone was wrong. It had numbers, large ones of the Roman variety arranged in a circular fashion which gave it a clock-like impression, but it had no hands, a fact no one noticed until it was fully assembled. It arrived in […]

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bookaversary thank you

A year ago today The Night Circus was published, official US publication date and all. I suppose that makes this some sort of book birthdayaversarysomething. (I remain inordinately fond of the number 13.) I am still in a little bit of disbelief that it’s even a proper book. You would think that would have sunk […]

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flax-golden tales: dangerous games

dangerous games They play games of chance when the boredom sets in. The boredom comes often, settling like heavy fog over seemingly endless time. So they play. There are complex systems and penalties but rarely rules, and if they do add rules for the sake of variety those rules are often broken. Not that any […]

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in lieu of proper post, kitten with a pumpkin

  First pumpkin of the season! Mini pumpkin, but still a pumpkin. Almost autumn, hurrah! Tessa remains unimpressed.     Also, if you did not see it via Twitter, this Night Circus-inspired wedding photo shoot is sublime.  

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