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Posts made in February, 2013

Currently Reading: William Goldbloom Bloch, The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges’ Library of Babel

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Blog Posts, Book Reviews, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Currently Reading: William Goldbloom Bloch, The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges’ Library of Babel

This is a book that, fittingly perhaps, I am reading because I discovered it in the library. The library at American University, that is. Not the Library of Babel.  Although this book could, conceivably, be discovered in the Library of Babel. I wouldn’t give much for your chances of finding it, but it’s possible. The central challenge Jorge Luis Borges poses to any writer is that he has, at least on a meta level, surpassed and completed us. Any story we can ever write has...

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My 48 hours of the 24 Hours of Gallifrey One

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

My 48 hours of the 24 Hours of Gallifrey One

After last year at Gallifrey Network 23, which seemed to last forever (in a good way…and, also in a good way, its effects never quite ended…) this year it flew by way too fast. I think mostly because I missed Thursday night LobbyCon and Friday’s opening and panels. Last year, my school and volunteerism schedule was much more forgiving and allowed me to take 5 days off from them. When I registered for a second helping, I had no idea I’d be in Washington, D.C. this...

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The Family: A Story for A Cause

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Family: A Story for A Cause

“The Family” originally appeared on my old LiveJournal page as part of Crossed Genres’ Post A Story for Haiti project. The idea of the project was that writers would post a free short story, and readers could show their appreciation by donating what in their minds the story was worth to a cause assisting Haitians after the devastating earthquake early in 2010. A bit like┬ásponsors supporting someone┬áracing for the cure. But instead of doing something easy like running a...

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On why I’m dressed as The Doctor in my Facebook profile photo

Posted by on Feb 16, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

On why I’m dressed as The Doctor in my Facebook profile photo

That’s my personal Facebook profile photo, not the one on my new author’s page–which I’ve recently created upon realizing that, if my only Facebook presence is my goofy personal profile, of course my goofy personal profile will start showing up anywhere Facebook touches. Which is exactly what’s happened. Oh, don’t fret (for that matter, I’m sorry to disappoint), there’s no scandal here. I was just amused when a Google alert led me to this cool...

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News: Grim Corps’ Debut Issue and Dell Magazines’ Award Honorable Mention!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

 Today I am reading my contributor’s copy of Grim Corps’ magazine’s premier issue, which contains a reprint of my psychological horror story and Poe* homage, “Ms Brellin”. Along with of course my own piece (I haven’t yet had the time to read up to the page where it starts yet, so my commentary is on other writer’s stories and thus perfectly unbiased), there’s some quite effective dark fiction here, with chilling lines dropped at just the...

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