quarantine blogging

I was working on a huge thing about self-quarantining, but I realized my feelings on people staying home and people going out and states reopening and blah blah blah all boil down to … you know what, don’t spit on other people, okay?  Literally or metaphorically.  Even without a pandemic. (Okay, yes, some people deserveContinue reading “quarantine blogging”

quarantine blogging: all the links to things!

If you tuned into my Instagram reading this evening, you may be looking for links to things I mentioned tonight … The first issue of Fuckit: a zine, featuring “There are No Lost Worlds,” which I read tonight, along with some cool photos, odd essays, and poetry.  Stapled, for your punk rock aesthetic.  If you’reContinue reading “quarantine blogging: all the links to things!”

quarantine blogging

The essay is 90% done.  I want to do a re-read of it to pull out the random ‘ands’ before I send it off. I’m doing a lot of re-reading lately, because I am not super-keen on stories where I don’t have some vague idea of the ending at the moment.  Gee, I wonder why?Continue reading “quarantine blogging”

stuff Laura’s read recently

I think this blog may end up being all about reading for a while?  I’m doing a lot of that recently. I got my contributor’s copy of Translunar Travelers Lounge, and wow, gang.  This is a really strong batch of stories.  Like, I am chuffed to be included, here.  Every last one of them isContinue reading “stuff Laura’s read recently”

Stuff I Like About Hadestown, a list

I got into Hadestown just in time for the OBC recording to start coming out, so I’m enjoying doing comparisons between the songs on the live recording and what’s being dropped.  So far I … um … kinda like the live version Hermes better? (Andre deShields is really good, though! Don’t @ me!) I reallyContinue reading “Stuff I Like About Hadestown, a list”

shameless other people promotion

The talented and charming Jason Kimble has a story out over on Cast of Wonders:  “If Only Kissing Made It So,” for your reading and/or listening pleasure.  The podcast version is read by Max Gladstone (yeah, I know, right?). The first lines, so not even a spoiler: This afternoon, the boy I’ve had a crushContinue reading “shameless other people promotion”

shameless other people promotion!

Hey, remember the Every Single Day Challenge back in June? Well, the founder of the Challenge, Karen Sorenson, put a poetry chapbook together for hers, and it’s on Etsy:  We Feed the Dead. For $7.50, you can buy and read this story told in poems … A series of poems following one woman’s attempt toContinue reading “shameless other people promotion!”

The unexpected sweetness of Sandman Slim

I’ve not made it a secret that one of the things that’s gotten me through the past six months of general “what in actual hell is going on?” has been catching up on Richard Kadrey’s Sandman Slim series via audiobooks in my car. I started reading these shortly after the first one came out–I checkedContinue reading “The unexpected sweetness of Sandman Slim”

and now for a musical interlude

Hi there!  I hope you’re enjoying Dropping Slow, and if you haven’t yet donated to either the Sharon the Light website directly or to my CrowdRise, that you’ll consider it!  Just scroll down to any of the Dropping Slow entries and click the links. I asked on Facebook if anyone might be interested in my Dropping Slow playlist,Continue reading “and now for a musical interlude”