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Six Sentence Sunday, 11 December 2011 (Annie Brown and the Superhero Blues)

Then Sunny’s cell phone buzzed, and the look on her face told all: that was Courtney. Courtney having issues, Courtney being needy, Courtney needing bodyguarding as she went clubbing: Courtney with the black hair and pale pale skin and six-inch … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 4 December 2011 (Annie Brown and the Superhero Blues)

She smiled back, a little tentatively, and said, “Hi.” She ordered her usual: bittersweet mocha with skim milk. Iced, no whipped cream. She winced in anticipation of the expectable joke about her complexion. Northtown was very white, except for the … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 27 November 2011 (Annie Brown and the Superhero Blues)

However, the policies were firm. Bus your own dishes led the list, followed by No superheroics on premises, and Cross World Café bans guns on these premises, with a clarifying note below: “That means conventional firearms, directed-beam weapons, projectile weapons … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 13 November 2011 (Annie Brown and the Superhero Blues)

There were a lot of things that Annie did not like about being a superhero. Her teachers at the Superhero Academy had nagged her to wear contact lenses, because even if her glasses were the standard Clark Kents, she needed … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 6 November 2011 (Annie Brown and the Superhero Blues)

The Picture disturbed her because it hid the secret that none of them, not Apollo and Sunny, not Annie and Rafe, had wanted to go to prom. Their parents had had such a good time at their prom. For all … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 30 October 2011 (Annie Brown and the Superhero Blues)

Beulah Mae and Martin had been as brilliant as the sparkling cusp of a wave driving in to the beach at Waikiki with the force of three thousand miles of Pacific behind it. Behind them swelled the hopes and ambitions … Continue reading

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Manuscript update: Annie Brown

I got my standard rejection memo for Annie Brown and the Superhero Blues, the 30K-word novella I banged out in August. Interestingly enough, no angst; it registered as just another piece of business correspondence. So it would appear that I’m … Continue reading

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