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(image courtesy Quinn Dombrowski)

the after party

This is me, writing:   Aha!  Hunched over, fingers flying ticticaticatic over the keys, it’s hot in here and I’m on fire, sizzling, the epitome of a supercharged poet, burning literary rubber, Kerouac’s got nothing on me, and the words

(image courtesy Quinn Dombrowski)

the after party

This is me, writing:   Aha!  Hunched over, fingers flying ticticaticatic over the keys, it’s hot in here and I’m on fire, sizzling, the epitome of a supercharged poet, burning literary rubber, Kerouac’s got nothing on me, and the words

audience

the stanchion (chapter 29, part 2)

I invented The Girl in the Hat and started this blog because not only was I not published, I also couldn’t persuade an agent to take me on.   I wrote What Would Water Do after my first novel, Nothing

audience

the stanchion (chapter 29, part 2)

I invented The Girl in the Hat and started this blog because not only was I not published, I also couldn’t persuade an agent to take me on.   I wrote What Would Water Do after my first novel, Nothing

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a delicate exoskeleton (chapter 20, part 2)

After Lauren came Kitty and Madeline wearing white smocks, wheeling a cartful of delicate metal tools.   Mae walks straight from the shower to the sofa where for nearly two hours they knead and slather and rinse and pluck and pinch

(image courtesy Michel Soucy)

a delicate exoskeleton (chapter 20, part 2)

After Lauren came Kitty and Madeline wearing white smocks, wheeling a cartful of delicate metal tools.   Mae walks straight from the shower to the sofa where for nearly two hours they knead and slather and rinse and pluck and pinch

(image courtesy Jan Roald Johansen)

maybe if someone pushed me (chapter 20, part 1)

Ants crawling all over a delicious morsel.  That’s what they were like: the trainer, the cosmetologist (or whatever you call the person who fiddles with your skin), the masseuse, the seamstress, the housecleaners, the various assistants and, it would be

(image courtesy Jan Roald Johansen)

maybe if someone pushed me (chapter 20, part 1)

Ants crawling all over a delicious morsel.  That’s what they were like: the trainer, the cosmetologist (or whatever you call the person who fiddles with your skin), the masseuse, the seamstress, the housecleaners, the various assistants and, it would be

lich

portrait of an artist as a young girl (chapter 12, part 2)

(photo by sissychrissy) For her first walk up the hill to Mae’s house, Drew doesn’t even need to put on shoes but she does, anyway, for the sake of appearance.  Mae’s assistant Holly meets her at the door and hands

lich

portrait of an artist as a young girl (chapter 12, part 2)

(photo by sissychrissy) For her first walk up the hill to Mae’s house, Drew doesn’t even need to put on shoes but she does, anyway, for the sake of appearance.  Mae’s assistant Holly meets her at the door and hands

jesus clouds

the ghostwriter (chapter 12, part 1)

(photo by autumn_leaf on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/_autumn_leaf/) Drew’s life has become hyperbolic and the fact that it all seems somewhat implausible nags her—at a red light, or when the music pauses between songs, in the stillness of dawn before her apartment

jesus clouds

the ghostwriter (chapter 12, part 1)

(photo by autumn_leaf on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/_autumn_leaf/) Drew’s life has become hyperbolic and the fact that it all seems somewhat implausible nags her—at a red light, or when the music pauses between songs, in the stillness of dawn before her apartment

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what would water do (chapter 11)

(photo by vlpg Too on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/vlpgtoo/) The napkins have resurfaced, the plates have retreated to the center of the table and Lang Westwood is at the punchline of her story:  “And I said, ‘what are my choices?’ to which

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what would water do (chapter 11)

(photo by vlpg Too on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/vlpgtoo/) The napkins have resurfaced, the plates have retreated to the center of the table and Lang Westwood is at the punchline of her story:  “And I said, ‘what are my choices?’ to which

tv me

the chorus speaks (chapter 10)

(photo by fotorosso on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotorosso/) A week later, Drew is in the shower in her apartment when the phone rings.   She stands in front of the mirror dripping on the floor as she listens to the voicemail message: Hello,

tv me

the chorus speaks (chapter 10)

(photo by fotorosso on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotorosso/) A week later, Drew is in the shower in her apartment when the phone rings.   She stands in front of the mirror dripping on the floor as she listens to the voicemail message: Hello,

frida bath

guilt and trashy magazines (chapter 9)

Wayne slides one admiring hand across the Lilien’s antique maple liquor cabinet and swings the doors open: “Ta dah!” “That’s a lot of booze.” “Here’s a forty-year-old bottle.  Want a taste?” “No thanks.”  Drew is still woozy from her lunch

frida bath

guilt and trashy magazines (chapter 9)

Wayne slides one admiring hand across the Lilien’s antique maple liquor cabinet and swings the doors open: “Ta dah!” “That’s a lot of booze.” “Here’s a forty-year-old bottle.  Want a taste?” “No thanks.”  Drew is still woozy from her lunch

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making friends with red wine (chapter 7)

Drew orders another glass of wine while she waits on the restaurant’s patio. She doesn’t usually drink during the day but she’s nervous and her dress , Katherine Lilien’s pale yellow silk, is so tight she can hardly breathe. Wayne

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making friends with red wine (chapter 7)

Drew orders another glass of wine while she waits on the restaurant’s patio. She doesn’t usually drink during the day but she’s nervous and her dress , Katherine Lilien’s pale yellow silk, is so tight she can hardly breathe. Wayne

man ray

crying on cue (chapter 4)

(photo by ::fotorosso:: on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotorosso/) “My first impression is that you’re just too damn tan for the role.” Lang Westwood has her foot propped rudely up on the desk in front of her. It’s a real handmade boot made

man ray

crying on cue (chapter 4)

(photo by ::fotorosso:: on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotorosso/) “My first impression is that you’re just too damn tan for the role.” Lang Westwood has her foot propped rudely up on the desk in front of her. It’s a real handmade boot made

high dive

preparing for a love scene (chapter 2)

(photo by nassau on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/nassau/) There is no doorbell and no knocker, just the giant brass face of a lion roaring silently.   Drew glances back over her shoulder between the white columns at the stiff green lawn.  She is

high dive

preparing for a love scene (chapter 2)

(photo by nassau on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/nassau/) There is no doorbell and no knocker, just the giant brass face of a lion roaring silently.   Drew glances back over her shoulder between the white columns at the stiff green lawn.  She is

girl in red hat

What Would Water Do: Chapter 1

                  The hopeful writers who make up her weekly group all have day jobs, but they each take one night a week to resuscitate their little sparks of hope or talent.  This Wednesday the group meets at the Starbucks

girl in red hat

What Would Water Do: Chapter 1

                  The hopeful writers who make up her weekly group all have day jobs, but they each take one night a week to resuscitate their little sparks of hope or talent.  This Wednesday the group meets at the Starbucks