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actually writing blog: 100 words of avoidance, and more
2014-08-26 23:39 MDT

More, because this blog post will not be 100 words. 100 words, because I am committing avoidance by working on drabbles. I defend myself thusly: Specklit will make their next decision in early September, which means I really should submit my next raft of . . . .

actually writing blog: joining the ranks of toasted fictioneers: pretty good for a sick day
2014-08-25 23:21 MDT

Today is my podcast debut! A few months ago, Tina Connolly bought my flash piece "Other Theories of Relativity" for her podcast Toasted Cake. This week, the podcast episode featuring that story is live. Because it was very short, she paired it with somethi . . . .

Puzzle Pirates Examiner: Puzzle Pirates blockade schedule for the weekend of August 23-24
2014-08-23 12:41 MDT

The Brigand Kings this weekend continue to pursue their unrequited love affair with Cranberry Island on the Cerulean Ocean. Flag Raising Hull will be defending. In support of that defense, flag queen Mzbhavn has declared a raffle! The top prize...

actually writing blog: an invitation to recall neil gaiman's views on political correctness
2014-08-22 16:45 MDT

For the following post, and, well, pretty much forever, please of your kindness consider the phrase "Political correctness gone mad!" a non-starter with me. Thank you. Now, on with your regularly scheduled actually writing blog. So today on the TV at the . . . .

Boulder Writing Examiner: Four local authors at two Saturday events at the Broadway Book Mall
2014-08-22 15:48 MDT

Tomorrow will be a big Saturday at the Broadway Book Mall, with two scheduled events bringing you together with four Colorado authors.Saturday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m.Laurey (L.F.) Patten and Carol BergAt the Broadway Book...

actually writing blog: also we research our avoidance processes meticulously
2014-08-21 22:36 MDT

Holy cow, hotel business centers are super techy these days. You open up the "printerOn" webpage for your particular hotel--if your hotel does have one--you upload your document, you give it your email address and a fresh 5-digit security code you made up . . . .

Puzzle Pirates Examiner: Increase your Ice crew's fame to win ownership of the Fort Royal shipyard shoppe
2014-08-21 14:35 MDT

Haven't you always wanted to own a shipyard... on the Ice Ocean? Don't scoff. The Ice Ocean, playground for pre-release testing of brand new game features, may seem like a ghost town (ghost archipelago?) now...

actually writing blog: avoidance activity gets scheduled a month in advance these days
2014-08-20 23:41 MDT

It is ever so much more fun and easy and exciting to work on my Friday Fictionettes material for the September launch of my Patreon page than it is to dig up a story from 2007 and force myself to read it, let alone prepare to make it into something I can b . . . .

Boulder Writing Examiner: Attend one of these book and author events at the Boulder Bookstore tonight
2014-08-20 13:38 MDT

So this is kind of last minute. Sorry? But if you have no conflicting plans on this fine Wednesday afternoon/evening in Boulder (and isn't it nice to catch a break from the heat now and again?), you...

actually writing blog: the needle on the compass in my head points toward sheer terror
2014-08-19 23:36 MDT

"It's For You" came home for the weekend with its tail between its legs, asking to crash on the couch. I did what I could for it: Gave it a shoulder to cry on, ordered us pizza, poured us some local microbrew stout, queued up some cheesy '80s movies to wat . . . .

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Recently Published

2014-08-24: "Other Theories of Relativity" in Toasted Cake

Live now, alongside of "Mon pays c'est l'hiver" by Amal El-Mohtar, at Toasted Cake. Listen or download here.

2014-07-17: "Priesthood Has Its Privileges" in SpeckLit

Read it now at

2014-03-09: "Lambing Season" in NAMELESS Digest

NAMELESS Digest #3, containing my story "Lambing Season," is now available for purchase in both electronic and physical formats.