Friday, February 5, 2010

New Story Out!

My short story, "Flour Power," appears in the February issue of Sorcerous Signals. You can find it here:

This is a story about a wizard caterer in Washington D.C. It bubbled up from my imagination after hearing tales from my daughter, who worked for a high-end caterer in D.C.

I usually practice new techniques with each short story, and with this one, I was experimenting with structure. So I tried switching the order of the beginning and ending, as a sort of reflection of playing with reality.

Bon appetit!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Caribbean Cruising--7 reasons why this is one of my favorite vacations:

1. We leave winter behind as we sail away.

2. We are pampered in decadence aboard ship.
Our cabin
steward makes art with our towels.

3. I get to sit on a beach and ponder:
how many shades of blue are there in the Caribbean Sea?

4. Flowers! And more flowers! And palm



5. It's colorful and cheery.


6. We get vistas like these:


Sint Maarten

And sunsets, oh my!

7. I always learn something new. This is a ruined sugar mill from the 19th century. Slaves gave their lives to run this unreported mill on a sugar plantation on St. Martin.