Category: Writing

The Outer Dark

“A Lineage of Shadows”

Scott Nicolay‘s podcast The Outer Dark features an excellent interview with Nightscript editor CM Muller. In the final segment (last half-hour-ish), Scott is joined by reviewer Justin Steele, and they say wonderful things about the volume—including some kind words for my contribution, “The Cuckoo Girls.” (I think C.M. should be particularly proud to have Nightscript called a “spiritual successor” to not only the much missed…

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PSA of the Day

New conspiracy theory: My beloved but geriatric 17 inch MacBook Pro, which essentially become a desktop machine after I got an Air, died last night. Apple sent an email this morning about the new iMac, released yesterday. Coincidence? Joke’s on them. There’s no replacement in the budget for the foreseeable future. However, the good news is—EVERYTHING IS BACKED UP. Some of it…

In Search of Perfection and Nitrous Oxide

I think I wrote the perfect paragraph today. It was short but concise. It had imagery, emotion, depth, universality. The rhythm of the words was so exquisite it hurt. The prose flowed exactly as it should; it could be no other way. There may even have been a whiff of Proust’s madeleines about it. Which is completely inappropriate, because I head-wrote it…