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flax-golden tales: worldbuilding assistance

worldbuilding assistance I get nervous when it’s time for a new world, even though I’ve been assisting for more worlds than I can count. I try to be prepared, though it’s mostly about keeping things organized. My favorite part is assembling all the colors. Every color I can possibly provide, arranged from deepest darks to […]

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art love: ellen jewett

I found Ellen Jewett‘s sculptures via Tumblr this morning and fell promptly in art love harder than I have in quite awhile. More creatures can be found on her website, deviantART & custom work is available from her Etsy store. And of course I couldn’t resist ordering a custom piece. I am giddily excited to see what she comes […]

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flax-golden tales: lonely ghosts in the machine

lonely ghosts in the machine I still don’t understand why an antique store needs to be open twenty-four hours a day, but the owner is nice and pays well and since hardly any customers come in during the night shift I have plenty of time to read. The main distraction is the typewriter. On my […]

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working. slowly.

I had this idea to pile up all my pseudo-research, flavor profile, inspiration-for-the-new-novel things for this post and then I realized it was too much and I didn’t have enough space to pile everything. So I settled for highlights, along with my most deco lamp. And of course the photo turned out all dark and mysterious. […]

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flax-golden tales: not a real dog

not a real dog Momma says he’s not a real dog. She says he’s “just a statue” and “not a particularly impressive one at that.” She says I shouldn’t pretend he’s a real dog because he’s not and I am “too old” for pretending. But the dog tells me that Momma is “speaking nonsense” and […]

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photo post

Because Tumblr & Instagram have been getting all the photos lately. Flowers on the High Line. My latest piece of gorgeous bloodmilk jewelry. Rose gold, and it’s a locket, too. Newest fountain pen acquisition (this is how I know I’m in writing mode, new fountain pens and photo blog posts). Also I seem to be […]

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flax-golden tales: encounter with my younger self at an intersection of paths taken and not

encounter with my younger self at an intersection of paths taken and not When I reach another fork in the path there is a boldly lettered sign on a tree that reads “TRAIL” accompanied by an equally bold directional arrow. In front of it stands a small girl with a teal backpack and ribboned pigtails, […]

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music post

I’ve been on a search for new music lately because I listen to music when I write. I can’t write in silence but I’m picky about what I can write to. I also like to put single mood-setting tracks on repeat. (I probably should have kept a tally of how many times I listened to […]

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flax-golden tales: numerical meanings

numerical meanings People always ask me what the numbers mean. They assume I know just because I put them there. I don’t, not in any way that I can articulate. My mother used to say it was a gift but she doesn’t anymore. I think she also thought it would be a phase. I tried […]

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writing analogy in cocktail party form

I was thinking about doing a proper post about cocktails today but it was going to involve photos of my home bar that I didn’t have time to take to best show off the pretty bottles, and I still needed something to post about. I’m in writing mode, finally, so I have writing on the […]

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