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clarion west write-a-thon week 3 report

11 July 2017

Short story: “The Hounds of Stony Mayhill” (formerly “The Emperor’s New Dogs”)

Word count: 2,890 (5,604 total)

Status: Complete!

The good: Cybernetic space wolves…getting revenge.

The bad: Arrogant barons.

The resigned: There are definitely parts that will need to be fleshed out and edited to make a cohesive story.

Coming up next: ANOTHER NEW STORY! Yesss. I’m torn between the Fountain of Youth and good old-fashioned arguments over Who Gets the Gold.

Excerpt:

Oh run, my lord, as fast you can

And carry nothing in your hand

For crimes come paid and murders solved

When strikes the hour of the wolves

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Clarion West is a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing some of the best speculative fiction workshops in the galaxy. It’s run by volunteers and a small, hardworking paid staff, and it depends on the support of the community.

My goal is to finish a rough draft of one short story per week for In the Drift, a sci-fi collection that follows the adventures of Joseph Talleyrand Arch, a traveler among worlds in the wake of humanity’s First Expansion into the stars.

As always, I hope you’ll consider supporting me this summer. It’s not just about giving money to sustain an amazing workshop, but also about helping sustain my writing spirit.

I hope you’ll sponsor me and help support my goals and the Clarion West workshop. A sponsorship in any amount helps, as does helping spread the word to friends, family, and coworkers.

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