Category Archives: English

Songs for stories that never lived

Every now and then I find documents I’ve completely forgoten about. Here, squeezed in between an old version of “Beatrice” and my archived diary from the old Helgon community, I found a soundtrack list of a row of stories from … Continue reading

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WIP

When working on a new story, I do a lot of sketching to figure out what things and people look like. Such as this thing/person. Bonus: hedgehog photobomb.

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Fat Mats, comatose cats

On the porch of the house by the sea lives a comatose cat. It supposedly belongs to the neighbor, my host told me, but it spends most of its time in a basket on the wooden sofa outside. Every time … Continue reading

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By the sea

So I’m in a house by the sea, working on a couple of projects. One I will talk about at the end of the month or thereabouts. The other will take longer. For those who are looking for new stories, … Continue reading

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Two exciting things happening RIGHT NOW

First: I’ll be judging The Golden Key’s flash fiction contest, which I’m very excited about. The Golden Key is an odd and delightful bi-annual journal that collects stories and poetry which scratch at the surface of the everyday to uncover … Continue reading

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The Apex Book of World SF 3 available for preorder!

And you can do it here. It’s a great and truly diverse lineup, and I’m very excited to be a part of it. Here’s the TOC: Introduction by Editor Lavie Tidhar Courtship in the Country of Machine-Gods by Benjanun Sriduangkaew … Continue reading

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Recap: three great things

I’ve been lax on the blog updating front, mainly because of work. One of the things I do for a living is read other people’s manuscripts and critique them, which takes up a lot of headspace. At least for me. … Continue reading

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Read all the books

Having had a bit of a reading hiatus, I’m digging into my to read-pile. This is not actually my whole to-read pile. The main mass is about a meter and a half. This is the read it now for fuck’s … Continue reading

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Paper paper paper

Preparing a couple of writing workshops. Teachers accumulate paper. Lots of paper. They also write like 19th century apothecaries. Who’d have thought?

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This year’s Hugo short story nominees

I was very happy to see so many friends and works I love on the Hugo ballot. Since short stories are my thing, I looked up the nominees I hadn’t read in that category and discovered that all of the … Continue reading

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