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After I finished the first draft of Sins of Blood and Stone (my first novel, published in 2002; the first draft dates to 1996), I left Long Island and moved to Florida. A good friend of mine, Gina, gave me this gargoyle as a going away gift.
For eight years, he read in my room and/or […]
A perfect day outside.
Much accomplished in the morning.
Desk cleared on 95% of the junk and at least 60% of the non-junk.
And I wanted to go outside. At least for a while. I wanted something architecturally interesting. Or with a feeling of urban decay. Being some hundreds of miles from anyplace I would call urban, I […]
“You’ve contradicted yourself,” the man said. “Wishing for one thing, wishing for another. There was a king once, in some medieval land, a boy king who ascended at far too early an age. He built his kingdom upon wishes. Whims. Fancy. He erected palaces unsurpassed in the history of imagination. He amassed treasures and wonders […]
At first, he thought it was a trick of the shadows. A reflection of something beyond his field of vision. He wouldn’t go so far as to call it a delusion. After a moment, he decided it was definitely real. “Anna,” he said. “Look.”
She did. He heard her gasp.
In the middle of the field, where […]
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