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on ARCs and blurbs and (yet again) time

For those of you who don’t know (and I, despite years as a rather avid reader, had no idea until I started figuring out how to get published) an ARC is an Advance (or Advanced) Reader (or Reader’s or Reading) Copy (the C seems to always be for copy). They are also sometimes called galleys, […]

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flax-golden tales: three small deaths on the back gate

three small deaths on the back gate When I found the deaths hanging on the back gate I went back in the house to tell my mother, but once she came outside to see them for herself she didn’t seem very concerned. Oh, they’re just small deaths, she said, picking up the whispy corner of […]

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ginger & honey & jazz

I have a cold. It’s mostly gone, down to a lingering cough, but I spent most of the last week preoccupied with being good and thoroughly ill, which was not so fun. I drank a lot of things that involved ginger and honey and whiskey. Before I succumbed to the Head Cold That Ate Tokyo, […]

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flax-golden tales: on the beach in purgatory

on the beach in purgatory The beach was cold and partially covered in lingering snow and completely deserted except for a fluffy black dog near the shoreline, he trotted right up to me when I came near. The dog wore a collar with tags so I checked them but they were only medallions of silver […]

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photo post, snowy version.

I am mostly hibernating but I went outside to play in the snow on Sunday. I made a snow bunny. And a tiny snowman. And I ran around Narnia-looking Central Park in the sunshine getting all pink-cheeked from the cold and had a lovely snow-day day and now I’m back to trying to catch up […]

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flax-golden tales: love will be there in the morning

love will be there in the morning I thought that love had finally decided to leave me alone. It had come and gone before and never stayed for very long or hurt too much, so when it left I was mostly okay, just standard sad and lonely. Then one day in February there was a […]

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settling and also comments regarding communication in electronic mail form

I’ve been staring at February strangely because I am confused and annoyed that it has arrived already, but it’s been five days now so I think it’s here to stay and didn’t make a mistake or anything. I am going to choose not to think too much about my unfinished January to-do list and instead […]

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flax-golden tales: dinosaurs on holiday

dinosaurs on holiday The dinosaurs showed up near the end of tourist season when we were all starting to get bored but before our welcome smiles had completely worn out, which was good timing. It was something unexpected to break up the routine and the dinosaurs were much nicer than the typical tourists. They were […]

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