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The Brass Ring and the Waiting Game

So I have submitted a story to, which for those of you outside the speculative fiction community is pretty much the brass ring: they pay five times pro rates and offer huge exposure, since the website is both free and associated with one of the biggest spec fic imprints around.  In the probably very … Continue reading

The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee

I didn’t come up with this, but I’ve seen it before.  I saw it again today (hat tip to Joe from Camp Do Nothing), and thought it worth sharing. When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the … Continue reading

The Funny Thing About Preconceptions

So, about a week ago I met this guy, a friend of a guy I play soccer with, who came out to have a couple of beers with us after our game.  He smelled strongly of gasoline, because he had ridden his motorcycle to the bar, and the bike had a gas leak, or maybe … Continue reading

A Brief Internal Dialogue

“It´s a beautiful day outside,” whispered the demon in that honey-sweet voice. “You should go outside and enjoy it. It´s not healthy to spend all your time in here, watching the world through the window.” “I have an idea,” said the angel. “Do you want to hear about it? I think it´s really cool, and … Continue reading

A Look at the Machinery Behind the Curtain

Sometimes I sleep very soundly, and though I dream, the dreams have faded to wisps by the time I have risen close enough to consciousness to apprehend them.  Other times I dream closer to the surface, and though it’s not quite that awesome lucid dreaming experience where you can make yourself fly or cause a … Continue reading


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