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flax-golden tales: not how love works

not how love works I’ve been told it’s important to always be nice. But nice can be dangerous. It puts me in places I don’t want to be. I don’t know how to get out of them and still be a nice girl. He gives me flowers and demands which he mistakes for endearments. I […]

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post-ocean blue dress gratitude

Last week I got to wear a blue (blue! not black!) dress and interview Neil Gaiman and talk about The Ocean at the End of the Lane and admit in front of hundreds of people that I’ve never seen Doctor Who. (I know. I’m sorry.) I had planned on doing some sort of post-event blog […]

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flax-golden tales: seagull

seagull¬† I hadn’t seen any birds at all for so long that at first the dark spot on the blue sky was a puzzlement. My eyes couldn’t sort out what it was until it came close enough that the birdness was undeniable. I think he’s a seagull. That would make sense. I expected him to […]

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gaiman-y post (goes well with tea)

Neil Gaiman’s lovely, brilliant The Ocean at the End of the Lane comes out today, hurrah! I’d tell you what I think of it but if you’re reading this you probably already know, and in case you didn’t, this is what the back cover looks like: I was asked by the publisher if they could […]

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flax-golden tales: the tiny maybe-witches down the street

the tiny maybe-witches down the street My mother says they’re the biggest gossips in the neighborhood but I don’t think that makes much sense. They’re both too small to be the biggest anything. They sit in the window together on tiny chairs and drink their tea and talk a lot. They’re like miniature versions of […]

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twitter-sourced blog post the second

This is the second installment of the twitter-sourced blog post. This one is book/writing focused in two parts. (Part one is here.)   About The Night Circus I would love to know more behind the inspiration for the Night Circus and a possible sequel? Possibly bad news first: no sequel. It was never written to […]

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twitter-sourced blog post the first

I wasn’t sure what to blog about today and for the sake of experimentation, I asked Twitter. Twitter gave me lots of suggestions, so I am going to try to address as many of them as I can, likely over 3 or so posts. This is the first one. (I’ve broken out all the circus/new […]

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flax-golden tales: penguin investigative services

penguin investigative services There’s a penguin in the shrubbery staring at my neighbor’s house. He’s still there when I go to get the mail, so I walk over to see what he’s up to. He freezes and looks shifty-eyed for a moment and it seems like he might run away but he doesn’t. I think […]

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miscellaneous post of miscellany with fluffy cows

This post has no rhyme or reason unless accidental rhymes sneak in and also there’s a cow at the end. But I had a lot of things to post so I figured I would put them all in one post and they can keep each other company. Firstly and likely most importantly, the high-pitched noise […]

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