I spent today revising Archipelago, walked it up to the post office, mailed it, and on the way back
– thought of better character names
– realized a way I could revise the system that enters touches the plot in a productive way
When I get the rejection notice back, I’m going to kick myself.
Archipelago is my latest science fiction story. I love it, I’m working on re-writing it to make it better, but I won’t spoil the story by discussing what I’m re-writing for until we’re done.
Across the table, over Assistant Chief Burton kept on about some ridiculous staffing issue that somehow tied the police union together with some obscure new OSHA workplace guidelines. Seattle Police Department Chief Scott couldn’t bring himself to pay attention. He’d been on the clock bomb chasing for over two days. Every day, all through the city, these things would turn up. Budweiser cans painted red, with a battery-powered alarm clock. Bowling balls with a fuse. Replicas of Big Boy, Little Boy, with tiny action figures riding. Tile reproductions of video game icons.
This is the new, rapidly-improving home of HLWT. I’ll be back in a minute.
This look is “Benevolence” and is, with a couple twakes, a theme that I desperately wanted to use for USSM. It was up on USSM for a little while on a weekend while I was tinkering and people flipped out with happiness. It is a little hard-to-read, though. Anyway.
I look forward to being able to play around with WordPress plugins I can’t date tinker with on a much higher-profile site like USSM.