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My Pixel-Stained Technopeasant contribution: Masks

April 22nd, 2007 (11:02 pm)

For International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day, I decided to put up "Masks." (It goes up tonight rather than tomorrow because tomorrow will be busy, plus it's my birthday so it'll be even busier.) This is one of two short stories I wrote that's set in the same world as Fires of the Faithful and Turning the Storm. The other one, "Kin," sold to Sword and Sorceress XXI, but this one never sold. Last spring, I put it in the Wyrdsmiths' anthology, New Wyrd.

The protagonist, Domenico, is Eliana's violin teacher in Fires. The story is set years earlier, and the idea came from a slash fanfic story that Lyda Morehouse wrote. You do not have to have read Fires and Turning for this story to make sense, and it includes no spoilers for the novels. Also no seriously naughty bits. It's work-safe except inasmuch as your boss may get irritated with you for reading fantasy short stories instead of doing your job.


Some other stories of mine you can find online:

Comrade Grandmother
My WWII / Baba Yaga story, published at Strange Horizons. This was translated into Hebrew and reprinted in an Israeli webzine.

Brother Mac, You Are Healed!
This is about a college student who faith-heals computer equipment. Originally published at the now-defunct Planet Relish.

The Devil's Mailbox / Faust's SASE
This was my first published work. It's very short. It originally appeared in Scavenger's Newsletter. If you're an SF/F writer and submit to some of the big U.S. SF/F markets, you'll probably find it a lot funnier than other people will.

I'm a member of SFWA, so apparently I get extra pixel-spattered points.


Posted by: Allochthon (allochthon)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2007 11:17 am (UTC)

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Sylvia (sylvia_rachel)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)

Happy birthday! And the story rocks! :)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 23rd, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)

Thank you for the stories. I really enjoyed them and have added your novels to my Amazon wish list.

Joel Tone

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)

Happy birthday!

Thanks for the stories.

Posted by: aseop_ (aseop_)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)

Happy Birthday!

Thanks for posting this for general consumption. It's nice to see a bit more of the Fires/Turning universe.

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