Katherine Mankiller

March 14, 2012, 7:19 pm
Filed under: short fiction

I’m hoping this is close to the last draft of my bug story.  It’s about 4800 words of insecty goodness!

Um.  Yeah.  Trust me on this.  Heh.

In other news, I have a huge pile of stories that need to go back out because of commute hell.  Maybe I should go do that now.

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“Saving Alan Idle” sold
January 31, 2012, 9:04 pm
Filed under: sale

“Saving Alan Idle” will appear in an upcoming edition of Escape Pod.

I read part of this story at both WisCon and DragonCon, and I always really enjoy this one in front of an audience.  So, for those of you who heard me read it and wondered whatever would become of Eileen and Alan, well…

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Commute Hell
January 20, 2012, 11:33 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Does anyone have experience writing on the train?  Or similar multitasks? 

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Software Update
December 31, 2011, 9:00 pm
Filed under: geekiness

I moved to WordPress.

Mainly because of the ease of upgrades. Compared to Movable Type upgrades, well, damn. My commute is so ugly these days (hence the radio silence) that that makes a big difference to me.

So. How are you? Happy New Year!

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“La Divina Commedia” is live at ChiZine!
October 1, 2011, 11:29 am
Filed under: selling fiction, short fiction

Yay! I’m really excited! This story took a long time to sell (two years, three months), and the rejections all said it was really good but not really something they buy. I never lost faith in the story, though, and am really happy that such an awesome place picked it up. I was never really in danger of giving up, because I’m obnoxiously stubborn that way, but I admit it was getting a little disheartening.
You can read it here.

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Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading
September 1, 2011, 11:13 am
Filed under: reading

Sunday, 1pm, Fairlie, in the Hyatt Regency. Yay, Dragoncon! Gathering of my people!

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I’m a story-finishing menace!
June 12, 2011, 10:20 pm
Filed under: short fiction

I’ve been sitting on this one for awhile, and it’s time to release it into the wild. It’s called “The Will of Venus.”

It was a day that all young girls both dreamed about and feared. Mostly feared. Aelia Prima had done all the traditional spells to see the face of your future husband, but they’d never worked. Which was odd, because she had a knack for spells–finding lost objects and the like. She asked the household Gods, the Lares, for help, but got the distinct impression that things were being managed by something higher than them.

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New Story in Circulation
June 8, 2011, 8:49 am
Filed under: short fiction

Thanks to my sister for suggesting the title “In Sickness and in Health.”

Robbie didn’t sleep, but if he did he would have been awakened by the sound of Lydia vomiting. It echoed all up and down the house through the plumbing.

He padded downstairs, watching his feet. They looked indistinguishable from human feet, if perhaps a bit less veiny. He went into the guest bedroom downstairs, where Lydia had moved because her bones were getting brittle, and moved into the bathroom.

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“La Divina Commedia” to appear in ChiZine!
June 4, 2011, 11:55 am
Filed under: sale

I just learned that “La Divina Commedia” will appear in the July October issue of ChiZine. Yay! I’m really excited; I’m really fond of this story and am glad it finally found such an awesome home. (I wrote it January 1, 2009, and suspect that it’s the only short story I finished in 2009 since that year sucked so much. NO MORE DEAD AND DYING RELATIVES, UNIVERSE! I’M LOOKING AT YOU! Ahem, I digress.)
I will, of course, link when it’s available. 🙂

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May Broadpod – Mothers
May 17, 2011, 9:18 am
Filed under: reading

I read part of “Underworld” in this month’s Broadpod. You can listen at http://broadpod.posterous.com/may-2011-celebrating-motherhood.

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