First of all, I must apologize for no vignettes. I am sure the vignette team have given me the word but my hotmail is more gifted than usual.
In fact all of my communication means are more gifted than usual this week, up to and including the actual snailmail. More on that in the forces of evil.
But for now the promo post.
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FROM LEIGH KIMMEL: The Shadow of a Dead God.
While investigating an ancient ruin in a distant star system, archeology student Liu Shang discovers a mysterious pendant. When she examines it, she sees the past through the eyes of a woman whose choices will change a world.
FROM MARY CATELLI: Curses And Wonders.
A collection of tales of wonder and magic. A prince sets out to win his way to the dragon’s lair. A woman fights a curse on her lands. A man returns to his castle, bringing a magical sword, and worse things. And more tales. Includes “Dragon Slayer”, “The Book of Bone”, “Mermaids’ Song”, “Witch-Prince Ways”, “Sword and Shadow”, “Eyes of the Sorceress”, “Fever and Snow” — and “The Emperor’s Clothes”, which is not sold separately.
ANOTHER EXCITING EPISODE OF THE WRITER AGAINST THE FORCES OF EVIL
The Forces of evil were exceptionally strong this week. They came to my life with a vengeance starting Monday, with what we will call “The round of doctor’s appointments.”
Not only is it really hard to manage your time when you’re continuously being interrupted and having to wait and ….
Well, let’s just say The Writer lost an entire day, and on Friday was convinced it was still Thursday.
Which — let me tell you — was a moment of sheer horror, since I still had three short stories to deliver, and nothing had been done on the novels.
So there the writer was with the devil to pay and no pitch hot. And she thought “never mind, I’ll just fight the forces of evil really hard, and get at least one story out today!
The writer did get one short story out and a good way towards finishing the next one, and she was determined to work all weekend. And then…
News came that The Writer and The Mathmatician would have to pick up some mail at our remote, auxiliary office. They immediately saddled up!
But the forces of evil were truly unusually active, and every possible trick, plus some, was deployed to delay and derail their (relatively short) journey.
To make things worse, the things that were supposed to be there and The Writer and The Mathematician were told were there…. were not in fact there!
So next week, The Writer and The Mathematician will have to track down a package and a check, AND they have another doctors round, though only one day (two days probably, with tracking down stuff thrown in.)
But The Writer and The Mathematician are united in this, and ready to face the challenges. Right now The Writer is going to get off the net and go finish a short story, and maybe even another, as well as do some work on Other Rhodes.
Wish them luck until next week!