Motivational Dreaming

With my eyes:

  • Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw
  • The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year’s Best Science Fiction edited by Gardener Dozois
  • The Hiltons: The Story of an American Dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

With my ears:

  • Flynn Lives – Daft Punk
  • Shallow Play – The New Division

With my heart:

Do not mistake inertia for contemplation: one will light your heart on fire the other will empty it.

With my eyes:

  • An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows
  • How to Live:  Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question by Sarah Bakewell
  • Fortitude on Amazon Prime

With my ears:

  • Beautiful, Ferry Corstan

With my heart:

Barn’s burn down

now

I can see the moon

— Mizuta Masahide

It’s About Wolves and Moons and Friends Who are Houses

My short story “What a Wolf Wants” is up at Three Lobed Burning Eye magazine. It’s a strange little story ( do I write anything else? ) about a wolf who isn’t a wolf and a girl who isn’t a girl. It’s a story about grief that never really leaves us, and how we live anyway. It’s about making the decision to stay on this side of reality even in the worst of storms. And it’s about how friends get us through it. It’s also about moons and hungry cities and wolves. And everybody knows wolves are the best.

Starts and Stops and Wandering Inbetween

At first there was a story that started — “‘Worms got most of ’em,” the man said. The thief dropped the apple and tried to run.” It was going to be a story about the moon and clones. Moonpunk! But … that story turned out not to be a story about the moon and clones. That story turned out to be a story about a plague in Narnia Wonderlandia. The story about the moon and clones starts like this: “Five minutes after the convention goers sat down to a lunch of wilted salads and engmeat a wave of panic swept through the grand hall; somebody was killing Einsteins.” Moon noir!

Maybe I can write it before it changes its mind again.