catfish

Posted by Rich Magahiz Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:19:00 GMT

the mudpool:

fingers find a lunker

and latch on


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boat

Posted by Rich Magahiz Wed, 01 Feb 2012 18:41:00 GMT

up the gangplank

each dry-shod

(except for the dog)


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apple

Posted by Rich Magahiz Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:51:00 GMT

strips of peel – the kanji for “winter”


NaHaiWriMo
Apple Skins
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the nocturnal junta took down all our names

Posted by Rich Magahiz Sun, 29 Jan 2012 19:29:00 GMT

I woke this morning with a clear view of the essential problem with the novel I did for NaNoWriMo last year, the way a mathematician might awake with a sudden clear insight that unravels the proof of some baffling conjecture that has been teasing solvers for months. It had to do with the fundamental nature of the chief antagonists in the work, who have been driving me to distraction with their work stoppages, their sudden fits of incompetence, and their stony-faced refusals to engage the reader with anything resembling interesting behavior, and it was also clear that I was the one to blame.

These antagonists were particularly difficult to draw a bead upon because they are not precisely human, conceived as mutants whose characteristics improve upon humans in a number of ways. So, it was not an option to do actual research on these imaginary entities. Fortunately, they ended up telling me what the problem was themselves in a convincing manner, and even provided some tips on what sections of the story would need to be eliminated or gutted.

I’ve been keeping a careful tally of the amount of time spent editing this book and am up to 29 hours so far. Instead of feeling like that time was wasted, I’m relieved to receive a glimpse of a way to guide the ponderous mess back onto a new set of tracks perhaps.

shower curtain?
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toll roads:

the shortest paths are

reminders to breathe


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autogenesis

Posted by Rich Magahiz Sun, 15 Jan 2012 17:21:00 GMT

the blood tide swish,

self entwined:

this tango for one


Cast iron, containing phosphorus
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20111231

Posted by Rich Magahiz Sat, 31 Dec 2011 11:25:00 GMT

software Issa

venerable pines

streak and blur


Ornamental Pine [CAFE edit]
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20111230

Posted by Rich Magahiz Fri, 30 Dec 2011 11:13:00 GMT

she returned his gift

both sky and rain

included


essence of armpit the high-priced reek



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20111229

Posted by Rich Magahiz Thu, 29 Dec 2011 11:29:00 GMT

theology stains

the knife’s

ecstatic victims


soot-haired Jane spins treasure into straw


the barnacle maid

stuck on some

Earthlike outcrop


a drop of slime: this stone is pregnant


Volcanic Glass
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20111228

Posted by Rich Magahiz Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:00:00 GMT

in tears

they multiply, their vicious

unseen spines


Llueve
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20111227

Posted by Rich Magahiz Tue, 27 Dec 2011 10:54:00 GMT

a plasma burp

megaparsecs must

now give way


her gabbro passion unorthodox


Night Divides the Day
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20111226

Posted by Rich Magahiz Tue, 27 Dec 2011 03:00:00 GMT

dread termite bowmen our town is doomed


a chaste,

fragrant bullet: the teaching

is so pure


the express pass: flying stones of love


Meteorite
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20111225

Posted by Rich Magahiz Tue, 27 Dec 2011 02:33:00 GMT

beam dump

residual rate –

the tick forms emerge


heed three owlish sprites: fear becomes thee


a garland of twigs

gold reptiledoves

trim their nest


Old Scratch wears polyester: rose tinct


a too prickly

haiku –

the haughty googolpede


Bronze Phoenix, Forbidden City, Beijing
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