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Well Packed

Because Soylent Green is PEOPLE!   (Art by Dongwook Lee)

Worldbuilding Wednesday 1/10/18: Germanic Towns

Wouldn’t you like to live here? (Art by John Stevenson)   Fantasies set in Germanic cultures, like those based on Italian ones, have not been published much in recent years, yet in past decades there were enough of them to have their own subgenre: Ruritanian Romance. These novels were set in imaginary Central or Eastern …

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The One Gold Slave
[Reading Challenge 2018]

The One Gold Slave (Atlaind Book 1) by Christian Kennedy Waitingstar Publishing, New York, 2011 [Challenge # 5: A Free book] Ah, my first finished read of 2018, by which things are starting smashingly well. First up: A Freebie, in this case, an Amazon giveaway by the author. I knew full well what kind of …

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Snake Eyes

She took the term “snake eyes” too literally at the gambling den.   (Art by Alex Gross)

Worldbuilding Wednesday 1/3/18: Mythic Animals

Kirin-Sleipnir-Dragon-Butterfly thing Mythical animals include the unicorn, jackalope, sea serpent, hydra, sasquatch, and many others… such as these. All randomly generated by me for inspiration and to get your creative furnaces going. Mythic Animals Yauzink: An aquatic lion with webbed paws, fins, a fish’s tail, and a mottled green and brown coloration. It is the …

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Reading Challenge 2018

It’s January again, so it’s time for another reading challenge courtesy of Authors Water Cooler. The Challenge consists of a list of 50 categories/subjects for a book, 12 of which we can choose with the option of extra credit if we finish early. Some categories are new, some were carried over from last year. Last …

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Black Queen VII

Black queen and child

She was renowned for her love of children, though that love had sinister qualities.   (Artwork by Vania Zouravliov)  

Who I Am [Reading Challenge 2017]

Who I Am by Peter Townsend Harper Collins Publishers, Kindle edition, 2012 [For extra credit: A biography or autobiography about someone still alive.] I had planned to finish up my 2017 Reading Challenge with Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America’s Race to the Moon, by Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton, but it was stolen, along …

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The King of the Fields [Reading Challenge 2017]

The King of the Fields by Isaac Bashevis Singer Broadway Paperbacks, New York, 2010 [Challenge # 5:  A translation.] This is my next-to-last Challenge read for the year, and I want to reiterate, it’s been fun. Many of the books I’ve read are from the stash I collected over the years, and each has an …

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Published in Cadaverous Magazine

    My nanofic story “Garden Time” can be read in this issue of Cadaverous Magazine. At six words it will take you all of one second to read it. (Nanofic is what I call a story under 10 words, as opposed to microfic, which is under 50, and flash fiction, under 500)