Sunday Storytime: “This one time, I got kicked out of your art exhibit!”

This is the last Sunday of the year, and I don’t intend to continue Storytimes in 2013, at least not on a regular basis, so I’ll end the year with something fun. While I’ve tagged Book 4 as “meliana and miranda,” the snippets I’ve posted have been mostly about Scanlon, so I’ll skip ahead and show you some more of Meliana getting to know Miranda. You might like a little background info about fairies if you’re new to this WIP. This passage is from Meliana’s POV.

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Sunday Storytime: “You brought back their old selves kicking and screaming.”

‘Twas the Sunday before Christmas and,

stuck without chimes,

a Monster was ad-libbing

meaningless rhymes.


Okay, that happened.

Let’s see if I can scare something up for y’all.

Right. Here we go. Picking up where we left off, Scanlon is getting introduced to Professor Teng.

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Sunday Storytime: “That’s your story and you’re sticking to it?”

It’s been months since I wrote anything on Fait Accompli. I’m having way too much fun writing Book 4, aka Suicide is for Mortals. It seems that the plan for Fait Accompli is not as solid as I thought. I haven’t really found the “soul” of Fait Accompli. It’s not often that I use the term “soul” without irony, but in the case of a novel in progress, it makes sense. I’ve figured out Book 4 to such an extent that I know what I’m doing, and it’s actually enjoyable to write. Fait Accompli, not so much. Given the choice between the story that’s a ball and a half to write and the story that’s a struggle to put on paper, I’m taking the first option.

However, I’ve written enough of Fait Accompli already that I can still afford to post bits of it for Storytimes. This one is from Nadia’s POV. She’s having one of her counseling sessions with Claudia.

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Sunday Storytime: “Hoping for someone else to have an accident.”

Fait Accompli today! Tasha Morgan explains to us why adoption is a relatively rare phenomenon in the Broken Generation. In a previous Storytime, Claudia showed us how the BG makes life difficult for lesbians. In another, we heard from Claudia and her neighbor, Dr. Epstein, about what happened to reproductive freedom under DOALA, the Defense of American Life Act. In this one, Tasha will also show us how the BG is rough on straight men and women. In fact it’s hard on pretty much everyone except for gay men who don’t want children. DO means Dual Opportunities, an immigration program for young women. BG means Broken Generation, the age group which is only 12% female due to the environmental effects of a poorly-designed geo-engineering project. ARC refers to a rash of particularly vicious crimes against women that have been happening in recent months.

In case you’re wondering, I don’t think homeschooling is a bad thing, but I do think there are good reasons to do it and shitty reasons to do it.


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