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Who Will Light a Candle in the Dark?

In a crowded, noisy coffee shop, two people can sit together and still be surrounded by their own silence. They sit and drink together, the rest of the world far away from them, nothing intruding on them, nothing disturbing their quietude. Until one of them speaks. “Elizabeth took pills last night.” Pip says, a scratch […]

The Ghost Functions of Your Favorite Metropolis

Flames are on the new scene, so hold on! It is easier for members of the Dust Legion that preserve the metamachine police for the Wolf, I say, for the Wolves in Dubai that get into the dreamscape and glance with luring tongues, and young, growing flowers that miss all things fair and forward. Whose […]

This Night Could Last Forever…

This night could last forever, I think, as I knock nervously on the door of the cathedral, the chill wind of the city’s midnight streets whistling shrilly at our backs, our skin like glass, our bones like ice, the sky moonless, starless, cold as an abandoned tomb. “Will they even give us sanctuary?” Sylvester asks. […]

NaNoWriMo 2015: Another Fragment

Just because I’m happy with the way this piece turned out (although it’s still a very rough draft), here’s another small taste of my NaNoWriMo work-in-progress. Ladies and gentleman and other good readers of this story! Please direct your attention to the center ring of the Badger Brothers Very Fine Circus! You can’t actually see […]

NaNoWriMo 2015: A Fragment

Chuck Wendig has issued a challenge to post a wee bit of one’s current NaNoWriMo work-in-progress. I’m accepting that challenge. Here’s a very short–and very very rough draft–chapter/tale from my NaNoWriMo project: In a world much like ours, but slightly different…

NaNoWriMo 2015: Shaking Through

It’s now the halfway point of National Novel Writing Month. Actually, that day was yesterday, except I’m writing this yesterday and posting it today. Because I have mastered time travel. Or something. The point is, NaNoWriMo is half over and I’d like to talk about how it’s going.