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Howard Hughes Has Seen Better Days

Sirenia Digest #83 went out to subscribers last night. Again, my apologies for the lateness.

The sky, all the sky, is the same oyster grey. The grey of a raw oyster. Winter weather is creeping towards us, though nothing spectacular. Just the miserable, nasty stuff. Only 38˚F at the moment.

Yesterday, I wrote 2,242 words on Fay Grimmer. This novel will be finished by Friday evening, even if I have to completely give up sleep between now and then. I also decided last night that the third book – Puppy Love – will not be written from Siobhan Quinn's POV (the first two are), but from a different narrator's POV. Also, it'll move the story out of Providence to Manhattan. Also, I don't have to actually start writing it until the late spring or early summer.

This ayem, I feel like an old tennis shoe after it has spent two weeks at the bottom of a pond, only to be dragged out into the blazing sun, chewed by a labrador retriever, run over with a lawnmower, and thrown under the wheels of a speeding train.

I'm also afraid I may have missed the beginning of Jethro Tull Season (a long winter celebration I invented in 2005) this year, and will have to do penance. Hold on. Yeah, fuck. It begins November 24th, so I'm now three days behind.

Where's my tequila! (I know of no connection between tequila and Jethro Tull. That was sort of random.)

Blah Blah Blah,
Aunt Beast

Comments

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thingunderthest
Nov. 27th, 2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
Perhaps all the sky you see is oyster grey because you are the precious pearl.

greygirlbeast
Nov. 27th, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC)

Awwwwww.

Kindly, but doubtful. Though, I am an irritant, true.
thingunderthest
Nov. 27th, 2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
Without irritants we would not have that itch to scratch, and sometimes scratching that itch, or having someone scratch for you can be such a wonderful thing, and so I thank you for being an irritant, amongst so many other things.
ashlyme
Nov. 27th, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
"While The Night Rejoices" is pretty fucking good, and it'll get another read tonight.

I find "Songs From The Wood" gets me through winter quite well.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 27th, 2012 05:51 pm (UTC)

"While The Night Rejoices" is pretty fucking good, and it'll get another read tonight.

Thank you.
sovay
Nov. 27th, 2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
"While The Night Rejoices" is pretty fucking good

Seconded. You write good Mars, and you write good ritual, and the two fit together very well.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 27th, 2012 06:50 pm (UTC)

I have this fantasy that someday a small vial of my ashes will be scattered on Mars.
sovay
Nov. 27th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
Winter weather is creeping towards us, though nothing spectacular.

We've got snow here, falling steadily since this morning. I don't know how much of it will stick, but I'll enjoy it until I have to go out in it (i.e., about forty-five minutes from now).

This ayem, I feel like an old tennis shoe after it has spent two weeks at the bottom of a pond, only to be dragged out into the blazing sun, chewed by a labrador retriever, run over with a lawnmower, and thrown under the wheels of a speeding train.

Well, at least you're tenacious. Most shoes don't even make it past the retriever.

(I know of no connection between tequila and Jethro Tull. That was sort of random.)

If your penance is to be without tequila for the rest of the season, that is way overkill.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 27th, 2012 06:51 pm (UTC)

We've got snow here, falling steadily since this morning. I don't know how much of it will stick, but I'll enjoy it until I have to go out in it (i.e., about forty-five minutes from now).


We've had only a few flakes.

Most shoes don't even make it past the retriever.

Damn dogs.

If your penance is to be without tequila for the rest of the season, that is way overkill.

Nah. My penance is to be without liver and onions.
dipsomaniac
Nov. 27th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
I haven't been around but I'm still here. Picked up Dark Horse Presents #18 last week. Really digging the Boxcar Tales. Will it be continued in DHP or separately?
mataar
Nov. 27th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
"Whilst the Night Rejoices" is gorgeous. Thank you!
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