Category Archives: #KCLocal

Slow and Painful Progress

Today I had a major breakthrough—I wrote 666 words for my HWA column. Pre-pandemic me wouldn’t have even noticed the victory. I would have snickered at the funny word count and moved on to a few thousand more. Post-pandemic me … Continue reading

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Issues from Space and Time About Issues

Now that #137 is finished there are a few issues that have been brought to my attention. Why didn’t I get a rejection notice? Some of the rejections are apparently getting caught up in the spam universe and not making it … Continue reading

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Space and Time’s Summer Issue… at LAST!

Space and Time magazine’s issue #137 for Summer is available now—in spite of pandemics, pregnancy (not mine!), catastrophic storms, building a sound recording booth, and having solar panel installation clash with a late publishing date. Everything is just about updated … Continue reading

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Space & Time Delayed—and Why

As our last issue of Space and Time went out the door, the world was plunging into chaos. Countries were sealing their borders against the COVID-19 pandemic, people were having fistfights over toilet paper and contradictory ‘facts’ were a secondary … Continue reading

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“Wolves at War” on PoetryNook

Nearly a month ago I thought I was getting back to “normal-ish.” How Pollyanna of me. I give up on the concept of things returning to anything I recognize. The best I can hope for is to move forward. Or … Continue reading

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“Word Salads” on PoetryNook

May the fourth be with you! With this poem I’m getting back to normal-ish. I’ve learned not to expect it every day. Every dawn brings a new chance to… continue. And that’s enough for now. My poem for this week … Continue reading

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“Candle in the Abyss” on PoetryNook

All I seem to write lately is poetry. It allows my mind to wander through my feelings. By constricting my emotions into a literary form, it encourages me to look at them. That’s the only way I can identify them … Continue reading

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Publisher’s Roundtable

At a time when speculative fiction and fact seemed to have collided, three small magazine publishers have gotten together to discuss their viewpoints on the genre and the future of publishing. Join Scot Noel of DreamForge Magazine, John Linden Grant … Continue reading

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“Safe Introversion” on PoetryNook

When she coughed on me I remained calm and measured. I said my goodbye through tightly pressed lips. The mask could cover my frown but not the horror. I could feel her breath damp and possibly germy attach to my … Continue reading

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Confessions of Failure

Lately, I’ve been utterly failing. I got sick the week before last-ish. Without looking at my calendar I can’t give an exact time frame because time has blurred. The actual being laid up in bed part wasn’t too terrible. I … Continue reading

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