role reversal

The above photograph of a sea horse was taken in July, when I visited the Galway Aquarium with a good friend who was staying with me on vacation. I’d been to the Aquarium once before and had been surprised at how much I’d enjoyed the excursion. The Galway Aquarium is tiny by international standards, but…

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cresting the big wave

I’ve been working on the web site redevelopment of the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild for a long time. I do a lot of web-related work for the Guild, including managing all of its social media outlets, which every organisation needs to maintain these days. A big job like a web site overhaul requires large…

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generic thinking

As I’ve noted before, I have difficulties reading and writing fantasy fiction for a variety of reasons. Yet, there are a couple of stories brewing in my head that insist on the genre. So be it. In a quest for inspiration on how to write good fantasy I turned to the master: Fritz Leiber. Luckily,…

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Sean Wallace has published the Table of Contents for the collection in which my story, “Bone Mother”, will appear. I’m in good company. “Goosegirl,” by Margaret Ronald, 3200 words “Zombie Lenin,” by Ekaterina Sedia, 3200 words “Sugar, by Cat Rambo, 3600 words “Bone Mother,” by Maura McHugh, 3800 words “The Salvation Game,” by Amanda Downum,…

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