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So... We didn't get a winter. We got an extended autumn that turned into an early spring. All the lovely potatoes that I put away for the winter now feel the sap rising and they are crawling, shoggoth-like, towards the light.

So, being determined to make my starch more local, I've started making gnocchi instead of pasta. Well, no, I made very watery mashed potato last night. With lumps. But I had riced far too many potatoes, so today, I was able to adjust my mix (add more flour, you fool). Much better now; with a basic tomato sauce with a little minced bacon to liven it up.

But also with Spring 2012 comes a new issue of the young-but-determined magazine The Colored Lens which features my novella, "Pythia", a story that investigates the nature of gods, marriage, and fate, and hinges on the ancient question of what exactly is real: facts or visions?

I would have said something about this last night, but I was having a back and forth with the editor of Star*Line who want to use my poem "Promethea" in an issue later this year. Very happy about that. It was one of my only ever attempts at Sci-Fi poetry, and I'm glad it was up to the task (if needing a little editing). Very strange, though. I don't have a TV and I've been working far too much these past couple of months, so I hadn't realized that "Prometheus" is going to be the name of this summer's big SFF blockbuster.

No, really.

Yes, clearly. I live under the shade of that red rock.

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ginamariewade
Mar. 19th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
So you sold that piece you sent me to look at a while back? That's terrific! I'm so glad! It's a good piece, I'm glad it found a home.
:D
barry_king
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
That's the one. Glad you enjoyed it!
acwise
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! Congratulations on Pythia's official publication! And congratulations on Promethea. You're really on a roll!
barry_king
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks indeedy. Now if I could only work the triple crown and get a novel in there, too!

Yes, I want it all!
acwise
Mar. 20th, 2012 12:56 am (UTC)
With the streak you're on lately, I wouldn't be surprised! :)
barry_king
Mar. 20th, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)
I would, since I don't expect any to be considered any time soon. ;)
asakiyume
Mar. 20th, 2012 04:07 am (UTC)
Selfishly hoped the link was to a place where I could read the story for free--drat!

But that is **excellent**--congratulations!

barry_king
Mar. 20th, 2012 02:16 pm (UTC)
You know, I was having that trouble with one of YOUR pieces yesterday. sovay mentioned a poem as part of a group the-collective-you had created, and I went to the link and couldn't find it. Then I realized she was talking about ANOTHER publication altogether.
asakiyume
Mar. 20th, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
That poem she refers to isn't online, alas! All the other poems in the Fisherangels collection were also published elsewhere, and you can find online links to them--but not mine :-P
barry_king
Mar. 20th, 2012 02:23 pm (UTC)
Well, poop. I think "Pythia" will eventually come on-line. I think TCL's MO is to dribble out the content over the course of the following quarter. Their latest post seems to be from the W2011 issue.
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