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Duessa, Part 4 of 12

This is the fourth installment of Duessa, a 12,000-word allegory (of sorts). I’m posting a new installment on each of the twelve days of Christmas, wrapping up on January 5th. See the previous three here. When she opened her eyes she was facing the same way, looking at the same reflections of reflections, backs and fronts, […]

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Duessa, Part 3 of 12: Fiction for Christmas

This is the third installment of Duessa, a 12,000-word allegory (of sorts). I’m posting a new installment on each of the twelve days of Christmas, wrapping up on January 5th. The previous two are here and here. The air was much colder, and the flame of the candle shrank. She kept her hand on the cold, damp […]

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Duessa, Part 2 of 12: Fiction for Christmas

This is the second installment of Duessa, a 12,000-word allegory (of sorts). I’ll post a new installment on each of the twelve days of Christmas, wrapping up on January 5th. In other news, note that my website now has a static writing section with samples from a three of my bigger projects. A fire, low and […]

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Duessa, Part 1 of 12: Fiction for Christmas

This is the first installment of Duessa, a 12,000-word allegory (of sorts). I’ll post a new installment on each of the twelve days of Christmas, wrapping up on January 5th. Lights out, door shut.  Silence and solitude.  Lump of sleeping husband gone, perhaps forever; wisp of child unsleeping in bed. Colors drifted around the insides of the […]

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A Story for the Twelve Days of Christmas

I love Christmas–the music, the folklore, the lights, the anticipation, the magic. As a kid, I wished it would last longer than one day, and I was happy when I learned that Christmas has been in some places celebrated from December 25, marking the birth of Christ, until Twelfth Night, the fifth or sixth of January. The […]

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Literary Theory, English Major Stuff

I have a bachelor’s in English literature, and I believe that I managed to acquire it without ever figuring out how to write a paper–mostly because I didn’t put in the time, but partly because I didn’t have even a basic grasp on what, in a broader sense, a critic was trying to do. When […]

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Creativity Rocks. Period.

I had a world-class college professor who gave up on her ambitions to write poetry because she didn’t think it was worth producing inferior material. She is so brilliant that I have no doubt her poetry was brilliant as well, and I also don’t think she’s Keats or Wallace Stevens. If she were she would know. […]

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Stuff I Make: The Overview

Having introduced myself and pontificated on the successes and failures of the human imagination, I thought I’d give you a whirlwind tour of some projects I’ve been working on and plan to talk about. What’s Happening Now Pet The first in a set of romances (sort of) between teens and bodiless aliens. Being wants teen artist Elinor […]

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Wider Than the Sky?

The Brain — is wider than the Sky — For — put them side by side — The one the other will contain With ease — and You — beside — The Brain is deeper than the sea — For — hold them — Blue to Blue — The one the other will absorb — […]

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