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Mechanical Omphaloskepsis

om·pha·lo·skep·sis. noun \ˌäm(p)-fə-lō-ˈskep-səs\ : contemplation of one’s navel as an aid to meditation; also : navel-gazing # The title of this entry is a tag that I first started using on LiveJournal. From an entry dated May 28, 2008: My dear friend Sunil Sebastian suggested someone in the new novel have a bionic navel. To…
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December 4, 2013 0

Aneira and Her Consorts

The following is the second in a series of art-flash fiction collaborative pieces that I am doing with the talented Tara Larsen Chang. # This will be the longest night. The cats accompany the princess on the journey back. They are her constant companions into the darkness, and their breath promises frostbite. Blood-on-snow. She is…
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November 27, 2013 0

This is what procrastination looks like

With apologies to Disney’s Mulan. Because reasons… # Let’s get down to business To write all… the words. Readers want the next thing They’re my awesome nerds. Have to get through this page And you can bet before I’m through Draft, I’ll make a book Out of you. Crack the can of Monster Don’t forget……
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November 20, 2013 0

Tiny Elephant, ahoy!

The announcement has appeared in Publishers Weekly, so I can finally share the exciting news that the talented Taeeun Yoo will be illustrating STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS. Her work is absolutely lovely, and I am thrilled beyond measure. Taeeun’s Etsy store is full of her beautiful art prints, and she also keeps a blog here, which…
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November 1, 2013 0

Divination

The following is the first in a series of art-flash fiction collaborative pieces that I will be doing with the talented Tara Larsen Chang. This lovely thing made it’s debut last night at the Krab Jab Studio‘s DIVINITY show. # One for sorrow, two for mirth… The Sisters count the crows and they know all…
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October 13, 2013 0

Strictly No Elephants

Once there was a small child and his tiny elephant. They needed a forever-home, so they wandered up streets and down, knocking on doors, always hoping… And then, at the top of a tall flight of stairs and behind an apple-red door, a lady with brown hair and smiling eyes invited them to stay a…
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