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Abra Staffin-Wiebe
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Come to my experimental SF performance tonight! Kieran's in downtown Mpls, doors at 8 PM, I'm performing after 9 PM.

Inspiration: chance operations, love and loss, many worlds hypothesis, alternate timelines, wave function collapse, and choice strategies.

http://www.wordsprout.org/the-not-so-silent-planet-a-speculative-open-mic.html

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New Aswiebe's Market List update! Unshattering wants SF/F/Lit leading to a better future, pays $.10/wd. All the details and more: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/markets.html #writingtips

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So, I am on Dreamwidth as cloudscudding now! For personal update posts longer than this, recipes, story reviews, and various writing-related ramblings: https://cloudscudding.dreamwidth.org/

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That thing I did the reading for is out! "Never Truly Yours" by Marion Deeds is a Dear John letter like no other, and narrating it had some unique challenges. Go take a listen!

Theia: "I want to be +Electra Vincent! The woman with the pink stripes in her hair!"
Me: "Yes, I know who Electra is."

Apparently, being Electra means putting two flower hairclips in your hair, having a brush and a heart wand, and wearing your mother's lacy, silky green nightshirt. Um, okay.

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Grimdark Magazine wants the darker, grittier side of fantasy and science fiction. All the details and more market list updates:
http://aswiebe.com/writing/markets.html

We have returned safely home from our trip to Wisconsin for the funeral of Phil's grandmother. There was (just our) family cabin time and snow and more travel and funeral and funeral ham with cheesy potatoes and then the kids besieging their teenaged cousins and (extended) family stories and drinking and family gossip and very poor sleep (because my three-year-old has been waking--and staying--up at 3 AM, and also that hideabed was awful) and the most country kitsch motel I've ever seen, let alone stayed at.

Today there was a lot of driving home. The kids had predictable we-hate-traveling meltdowns and less-predictable we-hate-chicken-nuggets meltdowns. We made it home, hitting the beginning of rush hour traffic. Then I found and cleaned up all six places the cats had puked and pooped around the house, changed the cat litter, and wrangled the kids through dinner and homework and baths and bed.

And nobody killed anybody.

And I am all disoriented due to travel and missing work/school days and daylight savings time starting, so I thought today was Wednesday and I was going to save this to post in Small Victories Wednesday. It is Tuesday. I am still very proud of this victory, though, so. Posted.

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Blind Spot publishes French and English SFF in translation (they go both ways), pays $.08/word. Details and more updates:
http://aswiebe.com/writing/markets.html

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Last week was the end of my "catching up on email and socializing and house-cleaning" two week break after finishing a huge project. I dealt with some critical and overdue emails, I definitely got out of the house and saw people, and Phil claims the house looks better even though I can't see a difference, so I guess I'll call it a success. Time to write novels again, which is somewhat intimidating since I've been working on other projects for the last few months. Back to the grind!
http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1152542.html

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Retro Future Wants Love-Themed Pulp SF. All the details plus more market news: http://aswiebe.com/writing/markets.html #writingtips  
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