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A cool night last night. We slept with the windows closed. A cool day today. I could even have my coffee hot. Tropical Storm Danny has us in his sights.

By the way...I was under the impression that TS/Hurricane names were only used once. Yet, there was a Hurricane Danny in July 1997. Played merry havoc with the Gulf of Mexico.

Yesterday, I wrote 1,035 words and finally finished "Werewolf Smile." The piece started as an idea (conceived in the Peace Dale Public Library on August 20th), intended to be a 2,000-word vignette. But, by the time I reached THE END, it had grown into a 7,435 word short story. So, that's a little something extra for Sirenia Digest subscribers this month. Today, I'll be starting a second piece for #45, based on an illustration by Vince Locke (I'll post the illustration tomorrow), but I think we're talking trilobite sex. Regardless, this second piece has to be short, the vignette I mean it to be. My intentions have to count for something, as I'm very, very short on time.

Regardless, I'm glad to be done with "Werewolf Smile," as it was taking me someplace darker than even I am generally comfortable going. Then again, that might sound like hype, and truthfully, all this shit's subjective. Darkness is like eroticism, in its penchant for subjectivity. What you find painfully dark (or unbearably sexy), might have no effect on me. What takes me to the edge, might well leave you cold.

Please have a look at the latest round of eBay auctions. Bid if you are so able and inclined. Thank you. We tend to offer the hard-to-find books more cheaply than you will find them elsewhere.

No work on the website last night. I was just too tired after finishing the story. Maybe tonight.

Also, if you've not yet picked up a copy of The Red Tree, please do so, whether it's from Amazon or some other source. Every sale counts. Also, I'll repost the link to the recent Subterranean Press interview, which is mostly concerned with The Red Tree.

Date: 2009-08-27 04:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingthedark.livejournal.com
It's a dark story, but also a beautiful one.

Date: 2009-08-27 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

It's a dark story, but also a beautiful one.

And thank you for reading the unfinished draft, and for catching the Ambien thing.

Date: 2009-08-27 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingthedark.livejournal.com
Your unfinished drafts are far better than my finished stories. It was an honour.

Red Tree push

Date: 2009-08-27 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captaincurt81.livejournal.com
I recently purchased Daughter of Hounds and The Red Tree for my niece and her husband. I now have The Red Tree as a staff recommendation at my Barnes & Noble store. My co-workers have been told how much I've enjoyed the short fiction of yours that I've read recently. Keep writing and I'll get the word out.

Re: Red Tree push

Date: 2009-08-27 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Thank you very much.

Date: 2009-08-27 04:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sovay
Today, I'll be starting a second piece for #45, based on an illustration by Vince Locke (I'll post the illustration tomorrow), but I think we're talking trilobite sex.

I look forward. And to the final turn of "Werewolf Smile," as well.

Date: 2009-08-27 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

And to the final turn of "Werewolf Smile," as well.

Hopefully, you will not be disappointed.

Date: 2009-08-27 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ethereal-lad.livejournal.com
I just bought THE RED TREE. I'm looking forward to reading it--your stuff defines Weird Fiction.

Date: 2009-08-27 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com
your stuff defines Weird Fiction.

High praise, indeed. Thank you.
Edited Date: 2009-08-27 05:27 pm (UTC)

Just a thought

Date: 2009-08-27 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seph-ski.livejournal.com
As a subscriber from the very first issue, I just wanted to let you know that I think one short story is equivalent in basic entertainment/reading value to two vignettes. I really appreciate that you honor a fair telling when the story winds up needing more words than you'd originally expected, and I hate to see you under pressure to put out another offering just because this project started out as a promise of two stories per month. If you were to make the digest "two vignettes or one short story" I'd still be a very satisfied reader.

Re: Just a thought

Date: 2009-08-27 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com
I just wanted to let you know that I think one short story is equivalent in basic entertainment/reading value to two vignettes. I really appreciate that you honor a fair telling when the story winds up needing more words than you'd originally expected, and I hate to see you under pressure to put out another offering just because this project started out as a promise of two stories per month. If you were to make the digest "two vignettes or one short story" I'd still be a very satisfied reader.

Spooky says the same thing. In the future, I may have to offer the 1 short story = 2 vignettes equation, but for now...business as usual.

Shirts

Date: 2009-08-27 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oxflop.livejournal.com
The Red Tree T-shirt delivered and delovered. Exquisite.

Date: 2009-08-27 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amethyst-clan.livejournal.com
Hurricane names are reused every six years, unless there's a storm that causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people. Then the name is retired and a replacement name is chosen.

You can read about hurricane naming here (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml), including the name lists for all the areas around the world, and read the list of retired names here (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/retirednames.shtml).

[/hurricane geek]

Date: 2009-08-27 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Hurricane names are reused every six years, unless there's a storm that causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people. Then the name is retired and a replacement name is chosen.

Ah. Well now I know. Thank you!

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