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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-09-09 19:47
Subject: [writing] Another 1,200 words
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Tags:process, stories, wip, writing
"Torquing Vacuum" progresses slowly. Sometimes that means a story will be good. Heh.

"What are you doing, Engineering Tech Spanich?"

The words slipped out of him like bullets dropping from an open clip. "Preparing to die like a man." Truly, he had no idea.

"Mother," Austen said, his voice so low it was almost a squeak.

She gave Olivez Marquessa Inanometriano Parkinson sub-Ngome another significant look. Spanich took his cue and swung the toolbag hard, letting the strap pay out so fifteen kilos of metal and ballistic cloth took the bastard right in the temple. Two-dozen generations of exquisite germline engineering dropped to the floor like a stunned drunk.

"Guess you'll have to kill me yourself, Duchess," Spanich said, breathing hard. Austen was splayed flat on deck, hiccuping or laughing or crying or something. "Or is it Princess?"

"Is this how a man dies?" she asked, deceptively conversational.

"Yes." Spanich tried to catch up to his adrenaline, slow himself down. "Oh his feet, fighting for his life."

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Galdrin ap Morgan
User: galdrin
Date: 2009-09-10 12:12 (UTC)
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... and congratulations on being recognized in yesterday's SciFi Wire article Cyberpunk, steampunk, and now stitchpunk? Your guide to 11 sci-fi punks by A.M. Dellamonica. You were cited, alongside mention and picture of your book, Mainspring under the Clockpunk category. FWIW - it was a great read, btw.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-10 12:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, hey, thanks for the pointer!
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