Monday, October 20, 2014

as seen by me

I work in a fairly elderly building--think sub-basements and alcoves and an elevator with a counterbalance and brass fittings. Today I waited outside a conference room as the previous meeting ran long, staring through pebbled glass at whoever was inside. The occupants emerged, flailing and flushed (faculty for sure) but I didn't mind: the view was so cool!
My story "Free Ride" was accepted for publication next year (!) so I went online to withdraw it from the other places I'd sent it. Boy looking at Submittable is an exercise in humility. For the 2 stories I've had accepted via the online submission tool over the past few years, I've received 70 rejections. A 1:35 ratio basically.
Good to remember.
Good to be grateful for the yes's and the constructive no's.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Hey y'all I'll be reading at Babeland next week as part of Seattle's Lit Crawl. More info here and here.
Thanks to Jane Hodges and Your Impossible Voice for the opportunity. Come hang out! It will be a funtastic night.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Some pictures from around town. The top one is a little graffiti picture scratched into the Plexiglas on the bus. The second is the view from a friend's sunroof on a stormy afternoon.
Where have I been? Already launched into October and I dunno what's what. I'll carve out time later in the week. That's what it is lately. Carving out time, as though it were obtuse and resistant and needs the attention of a knife.

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