Yesterday, I managed to write 1,008 words on "Far From Any Shore." Hopefully, I'll do as well today.
It's hot in the House, though only in the low eighties Outside. We have about thirty fans running in here, I think. I've seen the news about Arthur, which is either currently a category-one hurricane or soon may be (I'm seeing conflicting reports, and I haven't bothered to check at NOAA). Regardless, it looks as if Rhode Island's in for a stormy Fourth. And it may also be raining on our anniversary, our twelfth, which is Thursday. And how the fuck is it already July? It's only just, in the last couple of weeks, begun to feel like summer here.
Huber's doing fine, but we're left with a $600 vet bill. So, we've awakened the eBay monster. Please bid if you can. Also, there's Kathryn's Etsy shop, which has beasties and jewelry.
Here's is the final and complete Table of Contents for Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan (Volume Two):
Introduction by S. T. Joshi
PART ONE (Atlanta, 2004-2008)
"A Child’s Guide to the Hollow Hills"
"The Ammonite Violin (Murder Ballad No. 4)"
"A Season of Broken Dolls"
"In View of Nothing"
"The Ape’s Wife"
"The Steam Dancer (1896)"
"In the Dreamtime of Lady Resurrection"
"Pickman’s Other Model (1929)"
PART TWO (Providence, 2008-2014)
"The Melusine (1898)"
"As Red as Red"
"Fish Bride (1970)"
"The Mermaid of the Concrete Ocean"
"The Sea Troll’s Daughter"
"The Maltese Unicorn"
"And the Cloud That Took the Form"
"The Prayer of Ninety Cats"
"Daughter Dear Desmodus"
"One Tree Hill (The World as Cataclysm)"
"The Road of Needles"
"The Peddler’s Tale, or Isobel’s Revenge"
"The Beginning of the Year Without a Summer"
I don't yet have a projected release date. As with Volume One, the deluxe limited edition will include a section of illustrations and will come with a chapbook.
Last night we finished Season One of Misfits. It's much better than I expected, and far, far better than the inexplicably popular and unwatchably awful Orphan Black (for some reason, my mind draws a comparison between the two).
Aunt Beast ("prickly evil")