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Julie M. Rodriguez
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This is a public service announcement! So I've noticed a lot of people adding me on G+ lately, and I feel kind of bad because I basically never log on. Here's the scoop:

Google+ doesn't integrate with any other site or platform I use on a daily basis. I can't automatically share blog posts, images, status updates, links, or anything else to a personal account, and it's because Google has decided not to allow third-party apps to post to personal accounts. I've tried apps that automatically cross-post from G+ to other platforms, and half the time they don't work, so that solution is out. I have enough stuff to keep on top of in my life, so I just haven't been bothering. I know it doesn't seem like a big deal, but it's just one more thing to deal with and it makes me cranky that Google has purposely crippled their site like this.

Anyway, if you want to see what I'm working on, you can follow me on one of the several other platforms I use regularly because they actually integrate with each other.

Facebook, where I'm probably most active: https://www.facebook.com/julie.m.rodriguez

Tumblr, where I post all my new art and writing pretty much before I share it anywhere else: http://truthisweirder.com/

Twitter, where I don't post a ton but lurk pretty frequently: https://twitter.com/julierwrites

Also, if you're just interested in reading my daily flash fiction, you can donate $1/month on Patreon and get it directly in your inbox as soon as I post it: https://www.patreon.com/julierwrites

Anyway, for various reasons (Google authorship, family members who don't do any other social media, etc), this account isn't going away, just please be aware that I will basically never post anything here and only rarely log in. That is all.
I write and illustrate weird, sometimes dark sci-fi and fantasy. Every day in 2015, I'll be posting...
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Yeah, so my husband told me I should write another story about birds. Here you go. http://snip.ly/REOn 
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Today's #flashfiction  story is up! :)
After hours of searching, they finally found the gown. The white silk lay empty and rumpled at the edge of the forest, without any tears or signs of struggle. It was as if the bride had simply vanished where she stood and left it behind. The veil was a short way off, cascading from the branch of a nearby oak. When the groom lifted the dress to inspect it, a torrent of black feathers fluttered out, drifting slowing to the dirt below.
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Today's #flashfiction  story is up!
They say that if you walk to the lagoon on a moonless night, you can see her. Her flesh and hair are white as down, her feathery lashes framing eyes so black and deep a man could drown if let his gaze linger. On delicate feet she flits to the water’s edge and croons to the fathoms below the surface and the endless skies above. Sometimes, the sky answers back. The calls of distant migratory fowl echo in the midnight air and, sometimes, her forgot...
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Today's #flashfiction  story is up! This one is spooky.
The wind whispers in these woods when it thinks no one is listening. It rustles in the branches of the trees, and moans as it glides past the caverns carved eons ago into the rocky walls of the valley. No one living knows the ancient tongue it speaks or what words it longs to say. Sometimes, the wind whips into a frenzy, thrashing the trees in wild arcs, screaming against the stones. The creatures of the forest know to stay hidden in their burro...
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Today's story is up! #flashfiction  #amwriting 
She ran. She ran along the dusty road until it fell away and became desert. She ran until the sand gave way to snow. She ran until the frost broke, revealing new green grass beneath her hardened soles. She ran along the meadows and turned to follow the bubbling brook that sprang from the jagged mountains beyond the trees. She ran. And when she finally reached the cliffs and saw all the world laid out before her, the world’s varied landscapes shi...
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Today's #flashfiction story is about a woman who hates cats. (Disclaimer: I love cats.) http://snip.ly/lcii 
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So I do try to post on G+ since I know a lot of writers on here who are not my friends on Facebook and have a couple family members with a limited social media presence elsewhere...but because Google doesn't integrate very well with any other social network I use, it just ends up not happening. If you're on Facebook and would like to engage in actual conversations with me on a more frequent basis, please add me! :)
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Anyone need something new to read? :)
 
Get Biotech Legacy: Stars Rain Down for Free!

For two days only, the first novel in the Biotech Legacy series is free to download on the Amazon Kindle! http://amzn.com/B0043M4S6S

When the stars rain down from the sky, who will rise up to meet them?

Marcus Donovan is an astronomer, daydreamer, and smart ass. He used to be just another researcher in a jumpsuit until he saw something that didn't fit, an asteroid in our solar system that wasn't an asteroid, and now he's off on a mission to investigate in person.

Meanwhile, seven massive discs appear in orbit around the Earth and rain fire from the heavens. The world is broken and conquered before anyone even realizes it's an attack.

On the ground is Jack Hernandez, a rescue specialist and everyday hero with a knack for getting into trouble. After crashing in the wasted ruins of China, he links up with the scattered resistance and begins to fight back, driven to do whatever it takes to protect human lives.

Neither Jack nor Marcus ever could have predicted it, but mankind's future now depends on them both, and they'll each face challenges beyond imagination in a war older than time.

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Okay, one more #flashfiction  story for tonight, then bed!
It wasn’t the light she feared when the morning came. It was the sun. She thrived beneath the blue glow of buzzing fluorescent fixtures, and did not shy away from candles or flame. The neon lights of the city at dusk did not trouble her. Each source of artificial illumination glimmered gently on her pale skin, and did not burn. Even the light of distant stars was comforting, distant, and cold. But the sun… Even a stray beam slipping through the...
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Yesterday's #flashfiction  story is a bit late - but I think this spooky little story was worth the wait!
It had been a week since the storm. Every morning since, the boy had walked the meandering path through the trees to the cliffs overlooking the sea. He tried his best to ignore the pitying glances and quiet whispers as he left the village each day. When he reached the end of the dusty trail, he stood on the rocky bluffs and squinted into the horizon, hoping to spot the hint of a sail or the ripple of an oar on the water. Sometimes he stood for h...
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Author, Illustrator, and Creative Writing Coach
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  • Curiosity Quills Press
    Editor, 2014 - present
  • Care2
    Online Activism Coordinator, 2013 - present
  • The Renegade Word
    Editor & Creative Coach, 2012 - present
  • Self
    Freelance Writer & Copyeditor, 2006 - present
  • Mindvalley
    Senior Copywriter, 2012 - 2013
  • Gifted Development Center
    Office Assistant, 2010 - 2011
  • F Newsmagazine
    Associate Editor, 2008 - 2009
  • National Opinion Research Center
    Phone Interviewer, 2009 - 2009
  • Brideun School for Exceptional Children
    Teacher's Assistant, 2004 - 2005
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Visual artist, short fiction author, opinion writer, and editor of The Renegade Word.
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I write tiny internet fiction and create weird and wonderful artwork, run a blog for creative writers, and coach aspiring writers to help them fulfill their dreams.
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I've published nearly 400 articles online in various publications including Inhabitat, Care2 Causes, and xoJane. My fiction has appeared in various small press anthologies and magazines.
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  • Metropolitan State College of Denver
    Special Education, Arts Education, 2010 - 2012
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Arts Education, 2008 - 2009
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