it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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like some kind of seventies rock group going their separate ways because of musical differences

A wonderful Douglas Adams speech about lemurs and things from 2001 that's going around my internets today.

I also did a radio interview this week at The Culture Wars.

Also, I'm guest blogging over at Charlie's Diary again this week, while Charlie, feorag, and fluffcthulhu are abroad. I just wrote some stuff about Io. Which I am researching for the cyberdragon story.

And having finished drafts of a couple of things, it is time again to encourage finishing more things with the ever-popular first lines meme!

Dawn scraped pewter across the black wave-caps of the night Atlantic on the morning Carl Hughes learned how his lover died.

The Steles of the Sky:
Ragged vultures spiraled up a cherry sky.

"Reproduction is an ultimately sociopathic act."

Karen Memory:
You ain't gonna like what I have to tell you, but I'm gonna tell you anyway.

A Reckoning of Men:
Vethulf and Skjaldwulf did not get along.

An Apprentice to Elves
Tin laced her fingers together across her gravid belly and frowned along her nose at the feeble human child.

"The Death of Terrestrial Radio"
The first word was meant to be spoken quietly, if it should ever be spoken at all.

"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"
"We wouldn’t be having this conversation if you'd flunked Algebra."

(Those two have been stalled for so long I have almost given up, but I like the titles as much as Richard Brautigan liked "The Amelia Earhart Pancake.")

"The Romance"
Last, the bullet blooms against steel.

On Sunday when Dolly awakened, she had olive skin and black-brown hair that fell in waves to her hips.

Barry Petrewski lived in a hole in the ground.

The murdered woman's scream sounds like a teakettle.

"Spell 81a"
Someone had left flowers again.

"Untitled Cyberdragon Story"
Before she turned into a dragon, Kathy Cutter was Comanche Zariphes' best friend.

"Untitled Space Opera"
There are no unremarkable worlds.

"The Slaughtered Lamb"
In New York City's storied Greenwich Village, on the Island of Manhattan, there is a tavern called the Slaughtered Lamb.

Now I have to go read a book.
Tags: bear appearances, cyberdragon, first lines meme

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