I was the one who wrote ‘Legacy,’ and I still don’t know whether this was a reward, or a subtle punishment. I flip-flop on it from sentence to sentence, honestly. How much does anybody really want to know about just how he’ll be seen?
And Beer Barrel Poker was the more normal one, that week. Whatever ‘normal’ means, in this context. Sometimes I don’t know, either.
I more or less gave away “Children of the Candy Corn” for free on Patreon because I felt bad about being paid to flat-out trying to scare my Patrons. It’s one thing when I’m being paid to write fiction, or I’m submitting it for publication. But to just have this come out of nowhere… well.
‘Canaries‘ illustrates something that I’ve long thought: to wit, that folklore ascribes natural magical talent to a whole range of creatures who are, frankly, as dumb as posts. Have any of these people ever have cats? Show a cat a magical hovering flame and it’ll chase it right into the wall.
“Mission Statement” examines a problem that any group with access to power must address: what do you do to keep down the number of jerks looking for access to that power? This, I feel, is not addressed enough in modern fantasy. And when it is, it typically goes too far in the other direction and just gets rid of the jerks entirely. I feel that this is also not an optimal result.
What can I say about “Adventures Across The Third Dimension!“? …Just: man. I wish.
Hey, look! A Patreon button! :Big smile: