Monthly Archives: July 2012

Six Sentence Sunday, 29 July 2012 (Erika and the Vampire)

Erika’s own father had never been in the picture. She knew that Annabelle had looked down on her with a sort of pitying wonder until, when Annabelle turned eleven, her father walked out. Walked out, literally, got out of the … Continue reading

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Summer NaNo: Excerpt (Leonie Hallward and the Secession of Greenwich Village)

Needless to say, I didn’t finish my Summer NaNo in June, due to the disruptions of preparing Erika and the Vampire for publication. The target was 50,000 words in thirty days; I managed about 16,500 words of Leonie Hallward and the Secession of … Continue reading

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Genre Trouble: Vampire Variations Challenge (more of Twilight and the New Vampire Story)

This past Friday, my buddy TruantPony and I hung out via GChat, talking about the monsters and the aliens, while doing 30-minute writing bouts on various projects. Like all writer-buddy conversations, it was tremendously fruitful. Bouncing ideas off each other, … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 22 July 2012 (Erika and the Vampire)

The window was a one-way mirror; those outside could see in, but all Erika could see was darkness. At home, they kept the blinds drawn at this time of night.  Outside that window was the back yard of the little … Continue reading

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Genre Trouble: Show Me the Fangs (More on Twilight and the New Vampire Story)

I finished reading Team Human for the first time, and am wrapping back to start the second reading before I post a full review. Writing buddy and faithful buddy TruantPony pointed out that the protagonists of both Team Human and … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 15 July 2012 (Erika and the Vampire)

Erika didn’t bother saying that Annabelle always came crying to her afterward. She never said, “I told you so,” even though she had been right every time: about the sleazy older man who’d said he was a record company executive … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 8 July 2012 (Erika and the Vampire)

Erika said in a low tone, “I think the wannabe vampires just cover for the real ones. Stupid to make yourself a target.” Max nodded. “But the Shifters…” “I’m not sure I ever met any Shifter.” Even in the lunchroom, … Continue reading

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