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Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

One of the things I most missed whilst living in Australia was monster cereals, particularly BooBerry, so every once in a while some kind soul would send me a box or two.  (The winner, by far, for not-available-in-Australia things included in Care Packages were Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.)
So it’s always a disappointment when, throughout the […]

6 Nights of Midnight: 6 - One for Sorrow

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Seven!
Larry grins.  That’s a rare thing.  He lets his feet dangle over the side of the roof, lets his eyes stray over the Fairgrounds, where there are no rooftops, and even through the Mirage, despite that the garden’s also got a metro station.
Larry’s not comfortable underground, and so much of Midnight, too much of Midnight, […]

Self Portrait

Friday, October 30th, 2009

6 Nights of Midnight: 5 - The Name of the Skull

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

In one of the abandoned apartments near the subway, deep beneath the heart of one of the mountains, thirteen year old Ronnie found a skull.
It was an old skull, blackened by dust or dirt or age, transformed into something hard as granite, rough as broken cement blocks, and–to a boy like Ronnie–cooler than anything imaginable.
He […]

Seated

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

6 Nights of Midnight: 4 - Important People

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

There’s a gallery on Vine, a narrow but deep storefront under the curator’s apartment, a very small thing pressed against the side of one of the mountains.  The curator, one Joel Sebastian, was born in Midnight and plans to die in Midnight.
The current exhibit showcases the photography of Mileah Warde, who works at The Midnight […]

The Darkening

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

6 Nights of Midnight: 3 - City of Night

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Doesn’t matter what city or town you call home, nor the languages you speak or don’t.  Many roads lead to the City of Night.
Maybe you were running from a debt, escaping a former lover’s wrath, getting away for a weekend at the beach or camp or a friend’s condo on the beach, or maybe you […]

Run while you can!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

6 Nights of Midnight: 2 - The Things Ben Knows

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Ben lives in a room below Mirage Station on the subway.  Every hour after dark, the train rumbles past and dust falls from the ceiling.  During the day, it’s more frequent.
Ben lives in a room with a lock.  He believes he has the only key.  There are other locked doors on his level, none of […]

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