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“A Necklace of Rubies” is the next short story I’ll cover. It was published originally as a Drollerie Press short story download and was eventually included in the Stereopticon anthology. This was originally called “The Chamber”, and if you are patient, then you may find the rough draft of this story in this blog’s archives. It was one of those stories that wanted to be written and knew itself immediately, and it was born …

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So, to celebrate the fact that my anthology is out….yay! I thought I would, every week or so, write a little about all of my short stories, both the ones in the anthology and the ones available elsewhere. It might be neat for you to see where I got my inspiration, especially in the ones that are re-told fairy tales. Let’s start with the title story….”But Can You Let Him Go?” I’d written a …

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So, I’ve had my head buried in edits for Unbalanced. Because the woman who wrote Unbalanced is not the same woman that I am now, I wanted to rip it apart and re-write, but one of my friends gave me a reality check, and, in a virtual world sense ripped the manuscript from my panicked hands and forced me to send it to my longsuffering editor, Elizabeth Burton of Zumaya. So, I’m waiting to …

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What a secretary does when she’s bored. Based on true events…well, semi-true. I do have a white vanity top, and I did have the slowly appearing out of nowhere quarters… This is totally crack fiction, meant to entertain. I make no pretentions to anything else. ; -) A Gleam of Silver By Cindy Lynn “Shouldn’t you be doing something productive?” Speer Once, while she was brushing her hair in front of the mirror and …

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This bit of flash fiction came to me while I was brushing my teeth this morning. I could hardly wait to get to work to write it down, yet I made myself get the day started…double checked to make sure nothing was pressing…before I let it go. Inspired partly by Dr. Who, this is certainly not a Who-fic, but the result of a my mind playing with the consequences of one episode.  It was exhilarating to write …

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Is the title of the new short story I am writing.  I know the path of the tale, as it wends through a Victorian bed and breakfast, and I feel the fire and the circle of it, so I am confident enough in its completion to actually mention it.  😉  It’s a ghost story One of my friends and I are trying to keep ourselves motivated by running a competition to see who can …

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Well, the past couple of days I’ve been finishing up on my latest short story, the one that takes the tale of Cinderella and attempts to explain why there are a zillion of them. Of course, there are many other fairy tales with their tons of variations, but I have always had a soft spot for the cinder-girl. What’s neat is that she can be anything from a prostitute in one tale to a …

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My short stories are up for sale at MobiPocket. I received an email with my books in them, and when I opened “Rubies”, I got very emotional. In fact, I’m a bit teary now. I am a fiction author, darlings. Officially. This would have been the most extraordinary event in a pleasant week. In a hellish week such as this (I dreamed that someone stole my day runner last night, and ripped out the …

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This is the sort of thing that delights me to no end: Plastic made from potatoes. I’ve used plastics made from cornstarch and did not notice any difference, except both times I thought the quality was measurably better. I’ve been working on my presentation for the twenty-seventh. I’ve been making screen shots like crazy for the handout, and I intend to make a list of free photo editing software. I know of the Gimp …

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You never know how much you rely on your printer until it stops working. Ah, well. More good news! Finally, “A Necklace of Rubies” will see print as well as “Every Word I speak.” The lady who is publishing them seems really excited about them…she called my writing almost hypnotic. 🙂 I am unbeleivably excited. It’s wonderful to feel as if I’m moving forward, really moving forward. It looks as if they will be …

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