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Characters need to smell the roses too

It’s not enough for characters in fiction to see their enemies, hear gunshots, taste arsenic and feel the fine blade of a dagger at their throats.   174 more words

Writing

Setting stories in the land of vikings and valkyries

As my long time readers know, I have a penchant for setting stories in the Nordic lands, be they tales from the Old Norse mythos or space operas set in Kiruna’s Spaceport.   593 more words

Writing

Excerpt of the week: How a Valkyrie Flies

Here’s an excerpt from the middle of a work in progress, my short story headed toward  novella “How a Valkyrie Flies.”

Quick synopsis of what has come to pass previously in this story: Geira, an aging valkyrie, accepts a challenge from her teenage niece Siggi, who is aiding an Aboriginal Australian secessionist movement.  243 more words

Short Stories