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Tag Archives: clockwork fairies
Foreshadowing and Establishing Conflict
Somehow that first moment of embarrassment, that moment of being in “the strange toilet” encapsulates so much of what that story is about and how alien the sexes can be to each other as well as how strange their container, the norms that make them up, which constitute the walls of “the can” itself, are. Look at how the center of his masculinity is framed visually: the gray zipper edge of his jeans around his pale exposed pecker. There is so much going on in that first paragraph, including sensory details like the twitch of his insides, the blare of a giggle, the pattern and threat of a zipper, that it’s worth copying out, pulling apart sentence by sentence to figure out how it’s working. Continue reading
Reflecting on the Past Year
A look at 2010, including fantasy and SF short story publications and podcasts, and some hints about stuff forthcoming in 2011. Continue reading
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