June 14th, 2010

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Things I Tweeted Today

Today I used my bandwidth to say:

  • 10:28 Redstone Science Fiction (redstonesciencefiction.com/) will be publishing "Not Waving, Drowning" - (writing grp. - it's Psykorps one) #
  • 10:38 Orange corn muffins became much better after I tweaked them and they became orange banana cardamom buckwheat oatmeal corn muffins. NOM! #
  • 11:44 Was just counting - 65 fiction publications, not counting collections. Not too shabby. #
  • 13:07 Zombie General story is finished! Ended up being 4.5k words. #
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Snippet from current story

My name is Podkayne.
Yeah, my parents read too much sf.
They would have been proud, though. Here in the middlw of the 21st century, I run a courier ship between Earth, Luna, the space stations, Mars, and the Inner Gate. You need as little mass as possible to run a snipship, and I am one of the smallest, fastest. Good pay, and most of the time I'm low-g, which is easiest on me.
Freetime I slum around Luna, where my best girlfriend Pippi lives, or she and I go prospecting out in the shadow of the Gate, like the other several dozen other crazies, hoping to stumble on an alien artifact, make us all rich. It's not too impossible a dream, though.
Someone's going to do it, eventually, in one form or another.


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Some notes: this is partially my tribute to influences Robert Heinlein and John Varley, as well as an attempt to write about disability. It's a learning experience for me, so any feedback is more than welcome.