Category Archives: English

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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Culture Crowdfunding Tuesday!

This week, there are two crowdfunding projects I’d like to direct your attention to. One is a puppetry show, and one is a Bulgarian writer. Both are in need of financial aid in order to go out there and bring … Continue reading

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Today I stumbled over

pictures of a naked lady posing with Jagannath. I didn’t know that was a thing. Made my day.

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“Moonstruck” to excellent weirdo antho

Very pleased to announce that my story “Moonstruck” (first published in Shadows & Tall Trees #5) is included in the The Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume One, edited by Michael Kelly and Laird Barron and planned for publication in August. … Continue reading

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Oh come on just play it once

English, sometimes it’s like you’re a DJ and I’m that person standing at the booth yelling for my favorite song, even though I know you’ll only play it when you’re good and ready or perhaps never because I’m at the … Continue reading

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Writer tics

An editor once asked me, without a trace of sarcasm, if the characters in my story had Parkinson’s. That’s how often people were shaking their heads. People whisper a lot, too. And say “but”. (that’s a Swedish tic. We tend … Continue reading

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Scary monsters and super creeps

I like stuff that falls between categories, and creatures with motivations difficult to comprehend.Here are four of my favorites. This is not the list of Comprehensible Scary Humanoid Monsters. It’s the list of Holy Shit What Does It Want-Humanoids, which … Continue reading

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My feet are cold

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The Time Traveler’s Almanac & Schlock

Item one: The Time Traveler’s Almanac is here! Watch the trailer.

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