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A Story from a Grimoire of a Religion that Doesn’t Exist

April 21, 2019 by


I. “Watch,” said the old man. The tree bowed, uncertain of his authority. The old man smiled, and laid down his cane. His daught-pitr was buried here and her children, and their children, and on for many subsequent generations. They had been buried in the ashes of their parents, on and on, for ten generations […]

Novel Excerpt: To walk in perilous paths

August 28, 2018 by


0. Overedge Memory is flawed and reality is rotten; through the holes in one we forget the other—but even when a person’s ability to remember is so broken their experiences are a river of shattered glass, reality will seep in like black mould through plaster: a cloud of insidious cilia, spreading, exuding tainting spores. I […]

Speculative Microfiction

April 2, 2015 by


Under the leaves the Beast waits singing Oh Joy to the Blood to the Keening the Pain Under the Rain the Feast waits gleaming, lost in the Forest preening dirt from his breathing Beast cleans the Feast from her Teeth red with bleeding, waits near the Nest she saw fall from the Stars ‘Til somewhere […]

Book Review: “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

January 17, 2015 by


Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ishiguro writes literary fiction layered heavily over a solid sci-fi plot that shines through only faintly–which is why he’s such a literary darling, and one of my favourite authors. “Never Let Me Go” captured my childhood exactly: I went to a British […]

Livetweeting Dinosaur Erotica, Collected

December 14, 2014 by


That time I read dinosaur erotica and tweeted a lot about it. Dinosaurs, cocks, and clogs!

Philosophy of Writing – 21 – The Worst Kind of Feedback

September 16, 2013 by


I don’t ask for constructive criticism; I ask for honesty. It’s my prerogative and responsibility to sort the useful feedback from the rest. A bit of advice: if you expect a specific type of return, you’ll be disappointed. But there’s feedback that makes me utterly wretched, you too — when it skips over useful and […]

Philosophy of Writing – 20 – Plotto

April 25, 2013 by


I am friends with a few people of the professional writerly persuasion (the sort of people I can’t be close friends with because I’m in awe of them a bit too much and sometimes I’m terrified of sucking-up even though I don’t think I’m sucking up — anyway, you didn’t start reading this to hear even […]