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Tangent (sorry): I am writing a character bio and managed to put
Trust me, it was funny when I wrote it.left witches coven due to magical differences
We now return you to your regular program - to which I will add this. When my grandfather was born, they thought he was going to be twins, he was 14lbs.
Upstairs for thinking, downstairs for dancing.
The only other interesting birthing story was when my father's mother was born. This was 1897, and again, she was born at home. The midwife attending the birthing? Her cousin, "Granny" Hatfield. Yes, THOSE Hatfields; she was the matriarch of the family, mother of Devil Anse Hatfield.
Luckily (or unluckily), my brother's wife had the baby via cesarean. She's supposed to go home Friday, I think. That seems really fast for having a c-section done, but I guess they toss you out asap anymore.
I'm not surprised at that, actually... My 5x great grandfather was killed because of his Civil War sympathies. (He's as far as I can trace back my family tree on my dad's dad's side.) Serious stuff! Aunt Betty Lou was a cousin of some description, I think. Lovely lady, but boy could she cuss! She passed when I was 11 or 12 and I only met her a couple of times, but I sure do remember her swearing! heh
So, voice is fading after only reading 12k of WIP aloud. Must find some tea or something. Also might help to keep in mind that I'm not in a play, and an excessively passionate reading is not strictly necessary. Nor do the cats care if I'm projecting properly.
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Tuesdays, Asimov's, March 2015, winner of the Asimov's Readers Award for short story
Lazy Dog Out, Asimov's, Apr/May 2016.
"It's always wrong of course to say that you can't do this or you can't do that in fiction. You can do anything you can get away with, but nobody has ever gotten away with much." - Flannery O'Connor
I'm having to move my children out of the house because my mother has gotten so belligerent. What am I going to do without my babies?
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can here me.
Is there anybody home?
Ear worm attack!