Due to a satisfying dinner behind us and adventures unforeseen ahead, we needed a little din-Euro. (Get it?) So we got in line at the ATM and suffered in silence while this drunk American kid behind us strangled a great … Continue reading
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ANYHOO…our first night in Venice turned out to be fairly abbreviated. After all the walking and being lost…then being found and being fed…it was time to find our way back to the apartment. If we could. Clearly, we weren’t the … Continue reading
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It rained the other day. Just a little. Just enough to dampen the street and remind us Southern Californians that there is more to life than summer. I am just as surprised as everyone else. So I checked, and it … Continue reading
Picking up where we last left off, I have two short stories to share with you this week, both from “Stories: All-New Tales” Edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio. I have to say, I am really enjoying this particular anthology, … Continue reading
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54. “Woman Leaves Room” by Robert Reed (Lightspeed) Good story. A bit melancholy, I thought…but that’s typical in stories about the erosion of time. 55. “Spider the Artist” by Nnedi Okorafor (Lightspeed) Friggin’ awesome. The world-building is awesome, awesome, awesome…and … Continue reading
Catching up…catching up… 50. “Botanical Exercises for Curious Girls” by Kali Wallace (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2011) This was a good story. It was beautifully written, the setting and characters unique and interesting, and I was … Continue reading
This past week has been difficult for me timewise. At least it’s felt that way. I’ll know for sure when I add up the numbers from the old work log. Therefore and forthwith, tonight I turn to my current go-to … Continue reading
Keeping it short and sweet this week, guys. I’ve got unfinished fiction screaming for attention on my desk, and it’s hurting my brain. 43. “Fort Clay, Louisiana: A Tragical History” by Albert E. Cowdrey (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, … Continue reading
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My best friend has been talking about this book for some time now, and she let me borrow it several weeks ago. Dang. I wish I read it a long time ago. Not only has it been helpful in … Continue reading