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"The air all painted pallor grey."

A chilly morning. It didn't help that I drew the blinds in my office when I went to bed last night, then shut the door behind me. Out there it's only 66˚F, 43% humidity. Fortunately, all the windows remain shut, so we have a little moisture in the air. In Providence, Spooky and I are seeing the leaves simply turning brown and falling, instead of changing colors. It was such an abysmally dry summer. Oh, and please, the appropriate way to respond to my talking about how negatively autumn affects me is not by telling me how much you love it.

Yesterday, I began a new piece for Sirenia Digest #91, titled "Study for The Witch House." I did 1,008 words. It's something I thought I'd never do, having finished The Drowning Girl and "Random Thoughts Before a Fatal Crash," another Albert Perrault story. I would say that this really will be the last, but...why fucking bother. The story also touches on the "Dandridge Cycle," which is just weird.

At least I seem to be making up for the drought of the summer. A little.

Look! Still no hurricanes. Two more days and we'll break the record for the latest first Atlantic hurricane since the beginning of the satellite era of hurricane detection. I am, by the way, seeing conflicting dates for the beginning of the "satellite era" of detection. But it's been awhile, regardless.

Belated,
Aunt Beast

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shanejayell
Sep. 9th, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC)
Not a fall fan either. Expecting crappy weather soon.
whiskeychick
Sep. 9th, 2013 05:30 pm (UTC)
same here in PNW
Saturday while driving home from errands, I commented the same thing to my partner: the leaves are not bursting with colors, they are simply turning brown and falling off. It's depressing.
ashlyme
Sep. 9th, 2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
Cold, miserable and rainy here. Thanks for the link to "Random Thoughts" - I've not read this before.
ashlyme
Sep. 9th, 2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
"Random Thoughts" is brilliant. I'm looking forward to another Perrault story now.
sovay
Sep. 9th, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
another Albert Perrault story.
The story also touches on the "Dandridge Cycle," which is just weird.


Dude, that combination makes me happy.

Tell me when you're free this month. I'm out of town this upcoming weekend (September 14th—15th), but otherwise I'd love to come down. Or if you want to meet up in Boston, that would be marvelous, too.
eluneth
Sep. 9th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC)
Admission: I was helped at a Newbury Comics yesterday by a quiet young woman whose nametag read "INDIA," and for about half a moment it made perfect sense inside my head that she might be Imp...
jeffmcaleer
Sep. 9th, 2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
Personally, unless it's west of the Rockies, autumn weather sort of sucks everywhere so I just say fuck that season too...
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humglum
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:19 pm (UTC)

I saw there was going to be a heat wave. Yikes.
subtlesttrap
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
wow
It's something I thought I'd never do, having finished The Drowning Girl and "Random Thoughts Before a Fatal Crash," another Albert Perrault story. I would say that this really will be the last, but...why fucking bother. The story also touches on the "Dandridge Cycle," which is just weird.

Are you trying to make me swoon!?!? A Dandridge touch and a Charles Perrault story with "witch house" in the title. I can't wait for this!!

Edited at 2013-09-09 09:31 pm (UTC)
kiki60
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:43 pm (UTC)
What Autumn? What Winter, Spring and Summer for that matter. Last year it was twenty below zero, with a foot of snow on the ground by January first. By mid-January, the snow melted, and it rained for a week.

Edited at 2013-09-09 09:46 pm (UTC)
Aonie Anfa
Sep. 9th, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to read it. Thanks! I started reading the Dandridge cycle again recently.
pisceanblue
Sep. 10th, 2013 01:34 am (UTC)
Not that I would ever ask that you write another Perrault story (because that's just rude) but I am excited you have chosen to do so; he continues to fascinate me in a "I wish he were real but that would be very fucked up" sort of way.
raoin
Sep. 10th, 2013 12:23 pm (UTC)
it's shitty that you arent even going to get pretty leaves this year. basically my only comfort about the abnormally wet summer GA has had is that we might have a nice autumn.
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