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31 Days of Art, Day 25: Cemetery

To me, cemeteries have always seemed peaceful places, where the dead are respected and loved. And so, this came out way more personal essay and journal reflection-y. Continue reading

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31 Days of Art, Day 22: Elegance

The words… well, they wouldn’t matter as much, would they? Some trite pablum, forgiveness or penance, it was all the same. Continue reading

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31 Days of Art, Day 8: Eviscerate

The normal sounds of the empty house settled back in. Mella held her breath just a few moments more, but the kids’ screaming had vanished. Continue reading

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31 Days of Art, Day 4: Curious

The scratch-itch-scratch over half-formed scars until they parted, revealing the moist redness underneath, until they healed over thick white tissue.
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31 Days of Art Day 3: Membrane

They hadn’t been wrong. They had heard something, out in the hallway. Was it their patient? No. Their patient was… They had abandoned their patient, left him out there with that… thing. Continue reading

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31 Days of Art Day 2: Winchester

“They’re coming, I know they’re coming.” Continue reading

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On the Shelf: Reading For (More) Professional Development

I’m realizing the moral of this week might be that it’s worth following various writers in their newsletters and social media so that you can take advantage of the inevitable deals they offer. Continue reading

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On the Shelf: Short Stack

Speaking of cranking the writing wheels, let’s get to the books, because two of them helped start the grind and generated two or three pages of bullet journal notes on how to make the series better from start to (the eventual) finish. Continue reading

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On the Shelf: Some SF/F and NF

Once again, my reading list gets a little eclectic. I guess it’s only fair. One of the things keeping me sane as I hang out in this twenty-two-foot travel trailer with two dogs, a cat, and two energetic children is the fact that I brought a good selection of physical and Kindle books. Continue reading

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On the Shelf: Professional Development

My reading this past week has been a mix of fiction and nonfiction, all in the category of professional development. One of the things that I’ve internalized from the military is the idea of reading for professional education. In this case, one of the ways I get better at editing and publishing horror is reading horror fiction, as well as books about publishing. So, this week’s On the Shelf reflects that category. Continue reading

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