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Sunny today. The high is currently 57˚F.

This is the last day I can spend on these two sets of galleys, for Dear Sweet Filthy World and Agents of Dreamland. Which means it's going to be a very, very long day. Yesterday, from the former, I proofed "Interstate Love Song (Murder Ballad No. 8)" and the whole of the The Aubergine Alphabet. Today, I'll be making a final pass through the novella, while Spooky attends to about 300 (no exaggeration) possible corrections in the collection that Subterranean Press marked. Tomorrow, it all goes back into the mail.

I'm going to lose Thursday and Friday to doctors appointments.

The wind has pulled most the leaves off the tree outside my office window.The cold is closing in. I have to keep it from dragging me down, and I have to keep it from becoming a distraction.

Later Taters,
Aunt Beast

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Michael Albright-Quinn
Oct. 24th, 2016 03:54 pm (UTC)
Leaves
I'm right there with you. I really dig this. It could be the opening of a short story. It is beautiful and frightening.

"The wind has pulled most the leaves off the tree outside my office window.The cold is closing in. I have to keep it from dragging me down, and I have to keep it from becoming a distraction."
greygirlbeast
Oct. 24th, 2016 06:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Leaves

Thank you.
ladyblue56
Oct. 24th, 2016 05:00 pm (UTC)
My son bought me the "Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird" and I finished it. Excellent work. I recommended "Silk" and Ray Bradbury and Poppy Z. Brite books to some of the kids for Autumn reading. PZB has the new E-book I read and the kids were impressed and wanted to know more. I am a proud Mama, yes. My daughter is reading in some of "The Dreaming" comics at the moment with a veer into Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching in between.

I know it is cold comfort (no pun intended) but from my experience now is not the time to be in Alabama bc of the unleashed hate/rage. *sigh I fear we will see the worst after the election despite whoever wins in November. Ppl will either be vindicated to lash out w. approval or feel more enraged they lost and then act out against anyone who has a difference of opinion. The hate, anger, frustration, and bigotry is not going anywhere soon.

If I had the money and was physically able, I would move away from the South. I'm too ill even if I had the money to move but I am beginning to see being an almost shut-in won't be such a bad thing post election. *sigh
greygirlbeast
Oct. 24th, 2016 06:43 pm (UTC)

I know it is cold comfort (no pun intended) but from my experience now is not the time to be in Alabama bc of the unleashed hate/rage.

You're very much correct, and for the time being I've abandoned plans to move back home. I'm afraid right now even to visit my mother in Birmingham.

ladyblue56
Oct. 27th, 2016 10:10 pm (UTC)
The fear is real I am sad to say. I had hoped you could return home as you have had the need in your bones. What happens next... I don't even know what to think or say bc I am in a constant state of bewilderment.

My adopted son Jon lives in PA outside Philadelphia. He is gay but not flamboyant, by appearance and mannerisms he has no 'tells' but was still harassed out of the state by church-going thugs when he worked at Old Navy. The young men were going to beat him up and rape him bc one of the men was fired for not working. He'd clock in and not work literally, walk around w. his phone in his hand and go to the back for half the shift and disappear. But it was J's fault bc J was the asst manager and is gay.

Jon was afraid to remain living here and I can't blame him. I miss him everyday but the threat is too real and being more likely. If I had the money and physical ability I could move me and my daughter to be w. him. I'm too ill and getting worse physically but I am thinking I may have to send my daughter WT there depending on what happens post election

As a little person she is already a target for men to pick up and carry around (w.out asking always) bc she is 'just so damn cute' and she has to avoid some places if she is not with a group of friends who are there to protect her. Last Halloween she was still roofied by something put into her drink - the group left the Witches Ball in B'ham early when they realized something had been slipped to her and she was about to pass out. She could barely crawl into the door and I sat watch the rest of the night to make sure if she threw up she would not suffocate on her vomit.
esanko
Oct. 25th, 2016 03:27 am (UTC)
TWD
Yes, it is Fall here in PA as well. Fairly drab colors. But it feels good. Long hot summer. Aah.

The freakin' Walking Dead premiere. A bit slow. Slow reveal. One of the most horrifying things I have ever seen. Not real, but I cared. Straight from the com... Graphic Novel. The eyeball. Fuuuuck.
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