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La Catrina woke in the morning, saw the brightness in the window, and stretched her old bones luxuriously. “Too beautiful to lie in bed,” she told herself. She rose and put on her elegant bustled gown. Looking in the mirror, she noticed with approval the smallness of her waist. She put on her hat, its large brim edged with lace and trimmed with flowers and two ostrich plumes. She made an adjustment to get it perfect and admired her reflection, turning slightly to get the most flattering view of her empty eye sockets and white gleaming skull. She looked quite fine today!—in fact, she probably had not looked finer in all her dead days.
|What I Write||
I write fantasy set in various parts of history and non-history.
“The First Censor’s Statement” in Tranquility and Other Myths, 2017.
“The Mists of Lu-shan” in Fantastic Heroes, 2017.
I have too many stories that I’ve started and in which I have gotten stuck at some point in the story’s development. I’m trying to improve my ability to finish stories. As I’m sure other writers know, the ability to finish is a complex of many different skills plus commitment.
I have a recently-begun YA novel. The current word count is around 11,000 words. My goal is to reach 20,000 words by the end of the Write-a-thon.