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The Edge, again

A few tweaks, nothing major, but now I think a more interesting story.

An explorer and her pilot stumble upon an alien threat. 12,700 13,500* words.

https://yarny.me/share/pCcbbc

Maybe still some tweaks to come; it’s not finished till it’s on paper. 😉 Enjoy.

* as of 4/30/13

5/24/13:  This story is being submitted.

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The Way

I had some characters in my head, and a song.

The result is this: an ordinary man with a somewhat unusual family.

https://yarny.me/share/hCcbbc

It’s still in the settling stage, maybe not quite done yet, 21k words. Enjoy.

Update 5/1/13: Under construction. Back soon.

Update 5/22/13:  https://yarny.me/share/JFcbbc

Still in progress. 17k words.

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Purple sky

A strange phenomenon

an odd mix, lilac

of dawn and cloud

puffy pink

periwinkle sun and purple rain.

A bizarre cast

to the colorful sky

gray haze shot through with pinkish light

only a tinted window.

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How very apt.

I read the following, in Anne Lamott’s “Bird by Bird,” an excellent and hilarious guide for writers. Attributed to Phillip Lopate.

We who are
your closest friends
feel the time
has come to tell you
that every Thursday
we have been meeting,
as a group,
to devise ways
to keep you
in perpetual uncertainty
frustration
discontent and
torture
by neither loving you
as much as you want
nor cutting you adrift.
Your analyst is
in on it,
plus your boyfriend
and your ex-husband;
and we have pledged
to disappoint you
as long as you need us.
In announcing our
association
we realize we have
placed in your hands
a possible antidote
against uncertainty
indeed against ourselves.
But since our Thursday nights
have brought us
to a community
of purpose
rare in itself
with you as
the natural center,
we feel hopeful you
will continue to make unreasonable
demands for affection
if not as a consequence
of your disastrous personality
then for the good of the collective.

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