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Alice blue jeans and indigo blouse
navy blue denim and cornflower top
pale sky blue glacier, bright ice blue sky
cobalt blue gentians
azure blue gentians
violet blue gentians
emerald grass and sapphire blossoms
with all this blue
around me and you
how can I be blue?


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It cost money she did not have to buy
flax and cotton fiber, or seeds to fly
where they might grow into plants needing more
tending than she could afford. So she tore )


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A Dinner of Herbs

2013-Mar-27, Wednesday 10:58
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I wrote two short stories for the collection A Dinner of Herbs, which is now available on Amazon, paperback and Kindle. The only ebook format currently available is Kindle, but there's no DRM so buying it and converting it to a format suiting your ereader is a definite possibility. If you don't have an ereader, Kindle for PC is free, or there's always the paperback.

My stories are "To the Devil and Back", a lesbian retelling of "Rapunzel" set in 1750s England, and "Pray You, Love, Remember", an original concerning a mortal woman raised by fae and trying to balance both her worlds. My friend Anne B. Walsh's are "The Wisdom to Know the Difference", in which a young witch in training does her first major magic, and "Born to Set It Right", in which a Damsel and Companion on Quest with a Hero to defeat a Villain deconstruct fantasy tropes.

I hope you enjoy.

Walls of Jasper

2013-Mar-23, Saturday 18:33
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Two cities stand on a plain.

Inhabitants of the city in the west look eastward with scorn. ) What brazen people live in Inferno, and how marvelous a place is Paradiso!

Inhabitants of the city in the east look westward with pity. What tragedy, they say. What unnecessary shame. Do you know, they actually think it's possible to be expected, required to have sex? How horrible to be someone who is expected, required to be ashamed of who one is! Or of what one does, when what one does harms no one! What small dull painful lives people live in Hell, and how marvelous a place is Heaven!


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triage

2013-Feb-26, Tuesday 03:54
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There's no time to breathe: this person is injured but will be fine for a while without help, this one is beyond help, this one needs help as soon as possible. Bandages ointments splints painkillers bandages bandages bandages. They'll bleed out otherwise.

After far too many hours for her health, far too few given the casualty count compared to the surviving medical staff, a woman hauls her aside, tells her to get cleaned up and fed and slept.

She's awakened far too soon. She's needed.

If she isn't careful, she'll bleed herself out without ever shedding a drop of blood.


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