September 8th, 2003

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Mugged by short story

I was just mugged by another short story.

It's second person future perfect tense. And there's a logical reason for it to be so.

When did I turn into effing Kelly Link?
  • Current Music
    Kate Bush - Experiment IV
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Distribution is confused

I've written two short stories since Friday. One was obviously intended for Connie Willis, and the other one equally obviously belongs either to Kelly Link or to Hannah Wolf Bowen.

If whoever is getting my stories will please forward them to this address, I will be happy to pass along the mis-addressed ones I'm getting to their proper owners, as soon as I can identify them.

Also, I finished The Wild Swans today. Very nice. Very nice indeed: it plays to its inevitability very well. Other than that, I haven't much to say about it except that the parallel structure is very nicely balanced, and having grown up in the gay community during the 1980's, I bawled like an ever-loving baby through the last hundred pages of the book.

In the mean time, 1250 words for a complete very short story entitled "The Chains That You Refuse" this afternoon.

Now I try to kill some more Stratford Man.
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    Shriekback - Psycho Drift
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Book keeping

Words: 928 on The Stratford Man, 1250 on "The Chains That You Refuse."
Reason for stopping: bedtime, end of scene, end of story. I got through one of the gutwrenchy bits on SM I was dreading. It's not grounded enough, but it's done.

I'm sorrowful tonight: a brave old dog I've known for ten years now is dying of cancer. I just got off the phone with my Mom, who is understandably upset. I'm kind of unhappy about it myself: she's an accomplished girl, and very sweet, and she's much too young for this, and my Mom doesn't need to go through it now.

So feel free to send a few kind thoughts to Ch. Iota Adut van der Hoolhoeve. That's her on the right.

Here are some of her babies.
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    Ronny Elliott - Poisonville