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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 […]