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Chilly and overcast, currently 61˚F.

Yesterday was divided between email (my lit agent, Jerad at Centipede Press, Vince Locke, Neil G., and Ellen D.) and getting back into "The Chartreuse Alphabet." I did 589 words, "N is for Necrophilia." Today, ideally, I'll find the words for O, P, and Q. We're heading out of town tomorrow, up to Northampton, Mass. for a Legendary Pink Dots show and then a short visit to the Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst*, and we won't be back until Friday evening, but I still hope to finish the second half of "The Chartreuse Alphabet" by Tuesday evening. It will appear in Sirenia Digest #129 (October 2016). This will, by the way, be my first time out of Rhode Island since – I honestly do not know. It's been more than a year**, which is saying something, given that the whole state's only 1,214 square miles, total.

Yesterday, I also decided that Mythos Tales will be Houses Under the Sea: Mythos Tales, which is actually my original title. I shortened it to avoid confusion with Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea, but enough time has passed now since the release of the latter that I think there's no cause for concern. The collection will feature the work of four artists from four countries: the cover is by Piotr Jabłoński (Poland) and the interior art is provided by Vince Locke (U.S.), Richard Kirk (Canada), and John Kenn Mortensen (Denmark). Here's a sneak peak at the truly delightful pieces that Mortensen is providing, his illustration for "So Runs the World Away":



The book will be out sometime in 2017. Centipede Press is not yet taking preorders.

I fell off the wagon again, back on Wednesday the 21st, so when the traveling's done and things are quiet again, I get another round of detox. I was clean for not quite five days.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions. Thank you. Taxes are coming due, and every little bit counts.

The last couple of night's we've been watching Michelle and Robert King's Braindead, and it's fun and all, and it's certainly timely. But I wish they'd crank up both the dark and the funny just a bit.

Now, off to the word mines.

TTFN,
Aunt Beast

* The setting, in part, for "From Cabinet 34, Drawer 6," though I have never actually been there.
** Correction: Actually, our brief visit to Cape Cod last November 13 was my last time out of Rhode Island. So, it hasn't been a whole year.

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dipsomaniac
Sep. 28th, 2016 04:53 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you went back to Houses Under the Sea: Mythos Tales for the title.
sovay
Sep. 28th, 2016 05:37 pm (UTC)
Here's a sneak peak at the truly delightful pieces that Mortensen is providing, his illustration for "So Runs the World Away"

Nice!

I also prefer Houses Under the Sea.

Have a wonderful time in Northampton and Amherst.
papersteven
Sep. 28th, 2016 06:20 pm (UTC)
The illustration is beautiful. I can't wait to see the rest.

And I also like the new, old title for the collection.
witchchild
Sep. 28th, 2016 08:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, enjoy LPD! I somehow missed they were touring. (and have to work tonight anyway, so...)
mannequinskin
Sep. 28th, 2016 09:07 pm (UTC)
Really lookIng forward to the book when it's released. I have always had a special love for your mythos stories.
Brett Davidson
Sep. 28th, 2016 11:30 pm (UTC)
The Wagon
Maybe you could ask your doctor about Naltrexone (sp?) and Antabuse. Everyone's different in what they need, but they worked well for me.

I'm looking forward to Dear Sweet Filthy World now that I might be able to afford it and Houses Under the Sea looks like it will join the queue once I manage to sell a kidney.
esanko
Sep. 29th, 2016 05:10 am (UTC)
Art
I have a calendar from a few years ago and it is the Edward Gorey Gashlycrumb Tinies? Sp? I suck? It looks like a scarier Gashleycrumb. Tiny. Yes, I may be really high on CO weed. Thumbs up. Creepy. Try and be strong. Easier said than done.
Kiki Lang
Sep. 29th, 2016 02:38 pm (UTC)
Can you count, or should you just run?
Couldn't sleep last night, read some of your work. I've always liked the way you have bodies of water as a character almost, not as an environment feature. Then I picked up King's "Thinner", and realized he does the same with the road. The road is in most of his works, and it's more persona then a means . Must be personal in both cases.
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