Cover Stories

I had occasion to pick my copy of Garth Nix's Lirael off my shelf the other day (the occasion being merely that I like to pick up really good books). My copy is a galley/ARC that has the Leo & Diane Dillon art on the cover. And even though I've read this story eleventy times and looked at the cover way more than that, not until last night did it occur to me that L&DD might have

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A round of thanks

In the midst of a metric crapton of obligations and windmill-tilting exercises, I thought I'd take a few moments to thank some people who were good to me over the past several weeks.

Conrad, for letting us invade your house and eat your food and stuff.

Bonnie, for rides to unfun places like hospitals.

Jason, for being cool when I tossed up that fried clam roll in the car. At least it was a rental!

Aaron, for crossing Downer Ave

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Jobs No One Can Prove I Don't Have

Presented in order of descending plausibility:

  • Futurist

  • Retrofuturist

  • Thought Leader

  • Selenographer

  • Consulting Anarchist

  • Author

  • Systems Analyst

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Microfiction: Rose

“Are we still buds?” Rose asked, and then burst into bloom. “Oh, I guess not.”

She blushed pink, now worried about being the last one picked.

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Internal Dialogue

Me: Sigh

Still Me: What’s wrong with you?

Me: Ennui.

Still Me: Too bad. Why don’t you accomplish something and then you won’t feel so ennui-y.

Me: I can’t. The ennui disrupts my creative process.

Still Me: Does it disrupt your this-isn’t-really-creative-but-still-has-to-get-done process? Cause you got stuff to do.

Me: Yeah. Sadly.

Still Me: What’s your problem? You just finished proofreads for the novella, and it’ll be published next week. You just sold

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Dandelion Wine

I am re-reading Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine. It is about summer, and life, and death. Therefore, summer is the time to read it. The fireflies aren't quite out yet (firefly season is the ideal ideal time to read it), but I am going slowly, to make it last. Sometimes I read passages out loud to my cat, who has a tin ear for prose...though a great ear for mice.

All this is to say, I am reading Dandelion Wine

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