Monthly Archives: September 2014

Wishes for a birthday

May you stand at your ease, a creature to behold; the sun on your face, lit by a smile from within; the land spread out before you, its beauty matching your own. May a trove of good wishes fall upon … Continue reading

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Chapter 33 of Prophecies and Penalties

The showdown on top of Sacred Mountain is over. Emily is herself again (or at least she thinks so). But what exactly happened up there and why? And what has happened to the others who were up there? Emily gets … Continue reading

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Chapter 32 of Prophecies and Penalties

Lavinia Priest constructed the plaza atop Sacred Mountain, the spiritual center of the Children of the New Revelation. Lavinia’s ghost controls Emily Fisher, her descendant, who is trying to uncover who has set the Children at odds with each other. … Continue reading

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Chapter 31 of Prophecies and Penalties, and an intriguing picture

Emily Fisher has been emotionally conditioned to submit to her ancestress, Lavinia Priest. Bad enough that Lavinia’s been dead over a century. Worse that she was, in Alex Bancroft’s words, “barking mad.” But what does she want? And how can … Continue reading

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Review: Tim Powers unleashes the Nephilim on 19th century poetry

With my own interest in history and sci-fi/fantasy, it was probably inevitable I’d get around to reading some of novels by Tim Powers. Recently, I bought Hide Me Among the Graves (2012) at a bookstore warehouse sale, and had to … Continue reading

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An apology for the duplicate posts

Somehow I accidentally put up the most recent post on chapter 30 of  Prophecies and Penalties twice. I regret the error. The proper links to the post and chapter are above.

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Chapter 30 of Prophecies and Penalties, and a notice about posts

Prophecies and Penalties, my serial about a murder on a Vermont religious commune, has hit the thirty chapter mark! Hoorah! Emily Fisher, not-exactly-professional detective of this story, proclaims, “I am a gifted individual” in chapter 30. Oh, but the Trojans … Continue reading

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