In my alternate timeline, I have penciled in that intrepid cosmonaut Polina Valentinova undertakes the ultimate adventure of her time: a manned version of the Voyager probes’ “grand tour” track, visiting Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune…and then turning around at Neptune and visiting all the … Continue readingGleichen and Valentinova: Lost in Space
In the story I’m developing about the Christmas from Hell, the greatest blizzard in the history of the United States, it might already seem enough of an omen to have a rogue comet looming in the sky over the characters…but lately I’m of the mind … Continue readingLights Up the Sky
No, I’m not talking about tassel as in the tuft of loosely hanging threads, I’m talking about my musical character Tassel Stark, she of Weatherscan fame (eagle-eyed fans of classic Weather Channel might notice a similarity in name and role to Trammel Starks and our … Continue readingScratch One Tassel
“Make a wish!” an excited girl said, as the boy who was cradling her in his arms beheld his candles one last time, closed his eyes, and summoned his desires, blowing the flames out of his delectable treat, the embers continuing on in the beachside … Continue readingThe Lastborn of Mother Earth
No, this isn’t a “one wife for three brothers” sort of affair; rather, over the course of building up my perfect storm story (god, such brainstorming I’ve been doing; I can’t help but wonder if I’ve been overthinking all this, but worldbuilding and outlining is … Continue readingA Bride for a Triplet?
After the ultimate winter storm, the ultimate cold wave? Well, why not? After all, it would be just too disappointing for the Great Christmas Blizzard of 2045 to come in and then that’s it for the truly extreme weather. A second act where the arctic … Continue readingThe Ultimate Cold Wave?
Well, page girls too, actually. I know almost all of my posts this month have been about brainstorming my story of the Great Christmas Blizzard, the next installment of a saga that begins with “Orphans of Opry Tower”, but hey, it’s my blog, I can … Continue readingPage Boys of the Perfect Storm
Having compiled the year of weather as well as the many faces in different places for my Christmas-superstorm-cum-ghost-story, it’s hit me the past couple of days: how exactly am I going to tell this story? After all, the heart of it is Christmas Eve during … Continue readingA Wandering Soul in the Wild Hunt?
In the story I’m brainstorming for (see here and here), the tale of a Christmas superstorm that’s rather sprawling but has as its heart Georgia Roadhouse, a character I invented, who has a vacation house in the Shenandoah, the very heart of the storm, and … Continue readingThe Lives of Georgia and Decca: More Thoughts
My last update on the brainstorming process for my story came a few days ago, and I have some new material! I won’t actually write it, let alone release it, for a while, since it’s bulging into a novel-length concept, and I’ll be busy with … Continue readingChristmas Blizzard: More Brainstorming