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LITERATURE IS NOT SAFE

My thanks to lilith_333 for that subject line. And my thanks to everyone who commented yesterday; I think I managed to respond to you all. Which is the least I can do, if you take the time to comment. However, I'm tabling these issues for the next couple of days. Or else the deadlines will eat me alive.

Yesterday, I wrote 1,031 words on "One Tree Hill (The World As Cataclysm)." It's shaping up to be a longer than usual story for the digest, possibly, and one written with a more precise than usual language. The added degree of precision, that of the narrator's (or interauthor's) voice, is making it slower to write. But I like where it's going.

In Providence, it's sunny again. The forecast high is only 78˚F. Which I know sounds like heaven to everyone stuck in those parts of the country (and world) getting the worst of what summer and climate change has to offer. But I need genuine summer. Which means three consecutive months of days in the low to mid nineties. This is something I will never get in New England. I know that now. Anyway, I will go to the sea at least once next week. Meanwhile, I write while Spooky moves furniture about and makes trips to the storage unit (these are good things).

Longing,
Aunt Beast

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alumiere
Jul. 21st, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
I'm playing catch-up after a bad week, and just wanted to say that I hear you on the ism's post. And that you looked amazing in most of the readercon pics, especially with those amazing horns.

Alabaster Wolves has been wonderful so-far, and I'm looking forward to #5 and hopefully more to come in time.

Lastly, your pictures remind me that I'd really like to make you a dress or skirt or pants - something comfortable and easy to wear (I make clothes for myself and friends) if you'd be comfortable with that. I tend to go for simple lines - princess seamed or a-lines or kilts (yes, they can be made for people with curves) or zoot suit style pants. I add cargo pockets and other functional embellishments to make things look a bit less conventional and because I don't like carrying purses/bags - they get in the way of my cane and make my shoulders hurt. No charge, just seeing an author I love in something I've made would be an honor; but I'd need to get some measurements and have at least a brief conversation about style. If you'd be interested, let me know and we can figure out how to talk more off lj.