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Welcome Note (updated September 16, 2018)

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Current Active Serial Story: Selkies' Skins (read on LJ, read on DW, or read at site)
Selkies' Skins manuscript wordcount:
Selkies' Skins: Castle and Well (book one): 131,693 for chapters 1 through 39, front matter, the glossary, and author bio. It is followed by a second book covering the second half of Kirsty's testing, and likely a third book or fourth book to deal with other important bits of the selkies' (yes, more than one) stories that are not focused on in Kirsty's Skinquesting. There is also an audiobook version recorded, narrated by Illya Leonov. He is also expected to narrate the books of the Dragon Shaman series. https://www.amazon.com/Castle-Well-Selkies-Skins-Book/dp/B00O9GKYW0/

Selkies' Skins: Temple and Skinquest (book two): 41,338 and growing in the manuscript as of April 20, 2016 and is in progress. I need to look over the current manuscript for the current wordcount before editing.

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Magic is that breath never quite caught,
Flowing always just behind the scenes,
And only glimpsed when sought.
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I have forgotten when this was written, though it would have been either the 1990's or the early 2000's.
Copyrighted to me. Do not use without my written permission. It is irritating enough to have seen one of my shorts get commandeered by someone else. I have moved it here as updating the theme wiped my footers.
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Today...

I have done dumb things and not so dumb things.

My foot apparently wasn't to the side enough letting dogs back in. I got two dog paws full force at once to the same area of the foot. ONE of those was from a dog jumping three or so feet down off the pad pile to get in. Thankfully it was the smaller dog.

Not so thankfully I got a deep cut through my sock. I am not looking forward to the next time of disinfecting it. It hurt enough to turn back on the bone pain issues I'd had calm at the time and to make me feel faint, even see grey.

After going back to bed awhile to sleep off the nerve crap, as I couldn't swallow to have my coffee or the morning pain pill at the time, I finally got to have my then three or so hours cold coffee. Damn right I savored that (frigid) cup because at that point coffee was a fricking victory.

I opened up the envelope containing my greyscale marker copic set. I tested it with a wee fuzzy sketchy noodle doodle monster. I like these.

I celebrated my coffee and functioning enough to set up the camera without falling over by having salsa and eggs a bit later on. I had too much salsa with my eggs. I did not keep track of how much green enchilada salsa I cooked in my eggs, nor how much of the mango pineapple salsa I also added. It was festive and delicious. It was not fun a couple hours later due to fast metabolism.

Things I have learned today:

1. Dogs are heavy. Be fully awake letting them in from potty time.

2. There is indeed such a thing as too much salsa.

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Exhausted: Queen of Crystals Print Poster

 Exhausted: Queen of Crystals is now available on Zazzle.com as a poster.
https://www.zazzle.com/exhausted_queen_of_crystals_poster-228581474252915783

I need to figure out which pieces from my deviantart gallery to get printed as posters and how many to stock as I gather things for the booth while finalizing what I know I will have energy to do. I do not expect as much help as I had two years ago and probably about the same amount as last year. HOPEFULLY I will make all three days of Fiesta and have a working vehicle. I have not yet filled the paperwork.
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Flash Fiction Fridays (late) post 1

I am starting late on Flash Fiction Fridays. This one we shall retrodate as for the 1st. This one isn't very mythology or folklore based unless we can now count payphones as folklore or you count inanimate objects having their own opinions and desires. Flash fiction is generally classed as 2,000 words or less (short stories) with various subtypes. This is somewhere between a twabble and a drabble.
 
Flash Fiction: Death of Pride
 
She stared at the lump of steel, plastic, rubber, leather, glass, and wire. It continued staring ahead with its glassy eyes unmoved by her tears and cries. Her toe found the rubber with speed even though both she and the lump knew that would do nothing to fix the problem. It would do her no good to open the hood, her fluids and oil were topped off by her dad before she left home. There wasn't anything under there in this situation that she knew how to do. All she wanted was to get to her new home, start her life and make her family proud. This lump had other plans it seemed, and they involved a long walk to the nearest payphone.

Originally posted in my Patreon posts. https://www.patreon.com/posts/25100970


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Read an Ebook Week Sale

 
Select books at our #Smashwords outlet are participating in the Read An Ebook week. Use codes EBW50 or EBW25 depending on which title. #ebookweek19 https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Amehana
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A friend's flash fiction challenge

 A very good friend of mine @oscelot has started a #flashfictionfridays challenge for the month of March. These are available to read on her Patreon for free. https://www.patreon.com/posts/25077741 This first one is an interesting take on pre-life.
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I made a submission to Drabblecast

 I have posted about it elsewhere and directly told a few others this piece of news. However it seems a good idea to document it here as well. I have submitted a horror short to Drabblecaste playing with the ideas of a mortal woman becoming a vengeful spirit and a local deity. I was inspired in part by the story of Hanya as well as the various River Goddesses believed to have stemmed from sacrificing women as brides to river gods (among other origin explanations). I thought that if a woman can become a river goddess, "then what about a cavern goddess?" According to their website I should hear within about 3 months. It would be amazing if they decide to pick up the piece. 

Meanwhile hopefully I will begin making more progress again in Selkies' Skins: Temple and Skinquest.



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Huh...

 I just took stock of how many books I have written and otherwise contributed to the production of. I have a small handful that I can remember the titles and years of that were multiple poet anthologies I contributed to. However the tally is pretty near 20ish. That restores a little confidence, wot?



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 Art has had me quite busy.

Here is a collaboration piece I was part of featuring the artists of Neighberry.
Artists of Neighberry

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Still here

What have I been up to?

Housework actually. A buttload of housework. This then wipes me out and I have to sleep. I have a children's book in the pipe to illustrate when I get to sit down with it, the holidays coming up (the reason I'm cleaning and trying to finish projects), and still to work on audio for the Ian's Realm Trilogy audiobook as per the author's request. Once that is finished we look forward to getting that out, though we've decided to go a different route for the distributor than originally planned, at this time anyway).

Hopefully later today I'll have the oomph to sit down and write. I need to churn out more poetry, I need to work more on Selkies' Skins to unlock Etain, and I need to work more on layout for print and ebook on the other volumes of Mythical Minstrelsy.

Meanwhile, have some short vids. See, I'm not dead!

Undying Detective


Enchantress


Win money and stuff in SL (can be converted out to RL money)