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Last Week of the Clarion West Writeathon: Reward for Donors

It’s the last week of the Clarion West Write-a-thon! Donate now and you’ll get the donors reward, a file in the format of your choice containing all the writing I’ve done over the course of the Write-a-thon plus a couple of bonuses.
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Teaser: Another Excerpt from A New Board is Elected at Villa Encantada

Here’s another chunk from “Elections at Villa Encantada,” a darkly humorous story about a very odd condo complex. It’s been fun filling out the complex’s roster a little in this story, and I’m going back to revise one of the unpublished ones with some of these details. Like the talking cacti.
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Teaser: Final Excerpt from The Crow’s Murder

I finished a first draft of a new story, tentatively entitled The Crow’s Murder, today. It clocked in at 8300 words, which is technically a novelette, but I’ll probably trim enough to bring it down to official short story length, 7,500. I’m pleased with it, but there’s an angle that may let to WTFery on my writing group’s part when I run it past them.
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From the current WIP

(This is from the yet untitled steampunk-new weird-horror piece which I’m thinking will be the first week’s Writeathon story and which I also think may end up at novelette length.) Doctor Larch has a pet crow named Jonah. He says … Continue reading

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Clarion West Writeathon: 2013 Edition

This year, I’m again participating in the Clarion West Writeathon. A lot of people are driving pledges with backer incentives. Here’s mine: I plan to complete one story each week. At the end of the six weeks, all backers will … Continue reading

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On Scarcity

Why Cat’s been scarce of late.
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Clarion West Write-a-thon Goals

It’s the start of another Clarion West season. As always, it was marked by the Locus Awards, which were a ton of fun and extra cool because they were my first chance to see the ARC (advance reading copy) of … Continue reading

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Free Flash Fiction – Up The Chimney

It’s Friday and the Clarion West Write-a-thon is about to start. So in its honor, here’s a flash piece that appeared in my collection, Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight. The piece is called “Up The Chimney” and it’s a brief riff on an old fairy tale. Enjoy.
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Pick The Title of My First Clarion West Write-a-thon Story

I’m participating in this year’s Clarion West Write-a-thon and one of the things I’m going to do this year is make it a bit more interactive. So I invite readers to a) vote for your favorite title and b) sponsor me (or some other fine writer!) in the Write-a-thon. You don’t have be sponsoring anyone to vote on a title. đŸ™‚ Continue reading

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