April 13th, 2008

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[links] Link salad Sunday serving

Michael Bishop honors his son through writing — This is well worth the reading. (Thanks to deborahlive.)

Non Sequitur on the SF memoir — :: laughing ::

Rings of power — Defense awareness maps showing air power ranges. Interesting stuff.

Never give a monkky your car keys — A somewhat lengthy, and very funny, article on the perils of debunking nutcase theories.

The New York Times on the FAA, airlines and inspections — See, it's like this, we'll cut the FAA back from an oversight role to a customer service role, and the airlines will become more efficient and profitable, and regulate themselves!!! It's so cute, what conservatives believe.




4/13/08
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (took the day off to rest my knees)
Last night's weigh-out: n/a
This morning's weigh-in: 272.8
Currently reading: Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon Powell's | Amazon ]


writing-genre

[fiction] "Small Magic"

I'm continuing to post reprints of my fiction here on this blog. Watch for the tag "fiction," as in http://jaylake.livejournal.com/tag/fiction.

The current installment in this series is my short story "Small Magic". At 5,600 words, this originally appeared in Weird Tales #340 (May/June 2006). It has never been reprinted elsewhere. If you like the story, please consider supporting Weird Tales. Trivum: the initial inspiration for this story was the Sting song "All This Time".




Small Magic


by Jay Lake


The power of an oath, thought Alain, is a terrible thing. Here he was freezing on the northern frontier, a dozen summers from the last days of his youth, bound by two silver pennies pressed into his fist the day he took the Duke of Bourne's service.

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