Posted by Rich Magahiz Fri, 03 Feb 2012 15:04:00 GMT

a black lab leads

the old sergeant

falls into step

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

strips of peel – the kanji for “winter”

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

she returned his gift

both sky and rain


essence of armpit the high-priced reek

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

in tears

they multiply, their vicious

unseen spines

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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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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

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