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Cloudy and grim out there. Currently, it's 55˚F here in Providence. Cold, but the trees are finally greening, here at the ass end of April. Still, I'll take the relief when I can get it. Maybe I'll wander outside today or tomorrow and take pictures of the anemic greenery.

I neglected to mention that, on Thursday, I got my comp copies of The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. Nine (edited by Jonathan Strahan). It includes "Interstate Love Song (Murder Ballad No. 8)," which originally appeared in Sirenia Digest #100.

I wouldn't mind that sky out there, if the temperatures were in the high eighties.

I answered email yesterday. I read "A new basal odontocete from the upper Rupelian of South Carolina, U.S.A., with contributions to the systematics of Xenorophus and Mirocetus (Mammalia, Cetacea)" and Simon Stantzas' "On Ice." We watched another four episodes of Carnivale. How do I know I'm in love with a television series? When the sixth episode has me in tears, that's how.

And I don't anything else for you today, not really. But here's one of my favorite photos of Spooky, a self portrait from about 1990, nine years before we met:



Photograph Copyright © 2015 by Kathryn A. Pollnac


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TTFN,
Aunt Beast

Comments

( 8 comments — Have your say! )
everville340
Apr. 26th, 2015 06:17 pm (UTC)
I love black and white photography. Thanks for Spooky's self portrait, and for sharing one of your favorite pictures of her. On an impulse or whim this morning, I had revisited "The Rest of the Wrong Thing" and your Afterword from Wrong Things; it made a dull sunny laundry morning much more interesting and exciting. Looking forward to "Dancy Vs. the Pterosaur", and my first issue of Sirenia Digest.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 26th, 2015 06:49 pm (UTC)

and my first issue of Sirenia Digest.

Welcome to the Club!
eluneth
Apr. 26th, 2015 09:14 pm (UTC)
That photo really is terrific; thank you for sharing. It has a really great noir thing going on, and I love that it takes a second look to determine that yes, that really is a pumpkin.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 27th, 2015 04:14 am (UTC)

. It has a really great noir thing going on,

Yes.
sovay
Apr. 27th, 2015 12:30 am (UTC)
But here's one of my favorite photos of Spooky, a self portrait from about 1990, nine years before we met

That is a fantastic portrait. Thank you for sharing it, both of you.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 27th, 2015 04:13 am (UTC)

You're most welcome.
pisceanblue
Apr. 27th, 2015 06:37 pm (UTC)
I love how that photo of Spooky has sort of a Dorothy Parker-type vibe. Or Harper Lee.
swintek
Apr. 27th, 2015 07:51 pm (UTC)
I agree. Love the photo.
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