Rainbow Snippets

I picked a little more from the short story Modified and Sacred for this week. Addison is now taking Deveral to the negotiation he is to preside over and taking his first good look at Deveral and contemplating his alien nature.

Fryians like Deveral have chromatophores in their skin as camoflogue. (part of what I couldn’t fit into a short story was that Fryians, early in their evolution, faced a dangerous apex predator and much of their physiology has evolved to evade that predator). It works something like this video (and at some point Addison will see it being very fun, he has to learn to read Deveral’s skin coloring).

Addison left Deveral watching the view screen in silence as Fryia fell away. It had been in the dossier that the Sacred Kin had not been off-planet except for a few times to the moon. His odd, goat-like eyes with their spooky horizontal bar pupils grew bigger and bigger the smaller Fryia became. Deveral’s opalescent skin started turning gunmetal gray, blending him into the shuttle seat. The only thing that didn’t seem to change was his hair. It remained the same fiery opal his skin had been.

If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!

Sunday Small Talk

A very short one this week since I have accomplished next to nothing. I’ve been out playing around and plotting my nano (which will under my other pen name). I was at a Halloween party until after midnight last night and at the renn fest all day.

In fact I heard something there that I have to use in a story. An artist was telling someone about a friend who thought her house was haunted and one of the things that happened was when they moved in there was a fire pit out back. In it, they found dozens of half burned photos and negatives including one of a little girl with half her face burned away (which he then hid in her bathroom as a prank).

I did get the first scene of mySpook_me story started so that’s something.

And the rights of my short story Ghost of Jupiter have reverted back to me as the pirate anthology Cross Bones is going out of print. I always did want to do more with that universe some day.

Rainbow Snippets

I picked a little more from the short story Modified and Sacred for this week (and probably next). Still waiting to hear if it’s been accepted for the anthology.

In this snippet Deveral (coming out of the dark cave) meets Addison for the first time. (I think it’s one sentence over).

His escort stood less than average height but muscular, his short black hair almost razor sharp. Deveral’s vision wasn’t cleared enough to pick out any more details other than the man had a bland expression on his handsome face.

“Kinsman Deveral, this is Lieutenant Addison Hunt. I know he’s early but he seemed interested in the First Temple. I hope it’s all right I brought him here,” Weyba called.

Deveral smiled. He loved people with curious minds though he wished he had on more clothing than the sodden waist wrap. Enough water had wicked up the linen to make it cling to his thighs and ass.

If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!

Sunday Small Talk

It’ll be a very short post this week because I’ve not accomplished much this week at all.

Nothing of the SCi-Fi short story or Cassadaga fronts. It’s a bit early for the latter anyhow.

I do have the edits for More Than His Scars which were easy to accomplish other that the flagrant forgetting of this little thing called a comma. The editor must hate me. I KNOW there is something else I wanted to add to this story just a wee bit here and there but can’t remember it. I’m going to really reread it tomorrow and see if I can remember (I think it has to do with magic which is NOT a big part of this story at all as I wanted it to be about Aaron and his all too human suffering.)

I did some research for the anime con based story by going to Tsubasacon, yeah that’s it, research. It was fun but yeah it’s not quite what I needed for this story which is partially set at the Hard Rock in Vegas where I’ve never been. Now that might call for a research trip.

I did find out more about how to play with stuff on my website so once I can breathe again and surface from the 1001 obligations I will start working on that.

Rainbow Snippets

Just got back from Tsubasacon where I was cosplaying Shion Karanmori from Psycho-Pass. Okay let’s just be honest until Nov, just assume I’ll be racing in late for this challenge and I’ll have been somewhere in costume because that’s where I’ve been for the last three weeks and for the next three to come. Love this time of year.

I picked a little more from the short story Modified and Sacred, the SF story I started showcasing last week with Addison Hunt on his space ship getting ready to meet what he called a Living God. Deveral would argue that point but he IS considered sacred, so meet Deveral.

Deveral nearly stumbled over a stone hidden under the black glassy water. An oil lamp threw pale, flickering light barely ahead of him in the cave. Even though he could see well in the dark, the shadows here hung thick. Cold water lapped around his thighs, dampening the flaxen waist wrap he wore and made his feet tingle. Sacred Kin almost never left the planet, and he’d never been further than to the moon and back. Now that he had to leave, if only for a short trip, Deveral felt it only right to make a sacrifice to the Goddess and her Consort.

If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!

Sunday Small Talk

I’m still barely having time to write because it’s a super busy, but very fun, time of year for me. I was at the Steampunk Spectacle and the Rusted Rodeo Ball all weekend and had a blast. I even got to dance which I get to do so rarely any more and I love to dance (I do it badly mind you, but usually it’s just me hippo in a tutuing it around my living room stepping on the cat).

I did manage to write a little bit 5 out of the last 7 days but still not managing much more than 1000K. Sigh.

I did pick up a spook-me assignment that I hope to write for my Athens demon hunters.

I suppose the biggest news is that I DID send Cassadaga Nights off to a publisher for consideration.

That and I DO have a new release this week in Queer Sci-Fi’s new flash fic anthology which you can read more about here.

Other than that I’ve put in three chapters worth of edits on Blood Red Roulette, the same ones I spoke of last week. I had done them on paper then as I find it much easier to edit on paper than on a screen. It’s not nearly as much as I had wanted to finish but at least it’s something. I’m never going to get this done by the end of the year as I had hoped. That makes me sad. Okay I suppose I could but it seems unlikely, how’s that?

I also went in on the commissioned trading cards for Once Upon the Time in the Weird West (which was funnily enough the same theme our airship had this year for our ball). I chose Tsela for a variety of reasons (most of the personal, some vaguely paranoid.). I can’t wait to see them but it’ll be about another 6 weeks before the cover reveal on this one and I’m not sure about the cards (I’m assuming close to that time).