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hutch0
Date: 2008-06-17 12:13
Subject: the fifth foot drops
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Breaking news from the Islands Of Lost Feet. A fifth foot
has been found near Vancouver. Unlike the other four, this one is a left foot, which at least means there's a possibility that it matches one of the ones already found and doesn't herald another victim.
The ever-so-slightly-spooky Dr Ebbesmeyer has spoken up on the subject again.
Developing...
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-20 22:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Right now, I'd enjoy cutting my toenails with a potato peeler more than I enjoy writing. But that's another story.
At the moment the other Jean Marie's in South America and Mike's probably off somewhere saving the world, so in retrospect if something awful were to happen to California, now would be the time.
Oh God, I said that out loud, didn't I...
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-06-20 23:18 (UTC)
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Appropo of which, I'm working on my first Viv story. At the moment, the opening reads:

“Don’t cross the old stone bridge after dark,” the bartender warned. “It’s haunted by a deadly siren. No man who’s heard her song or seen her face has ever lived to tell the tale.”
Vivienne Deconner lipped beer suds from the fringe of her fake moustache. “Then how do you know it’s a siren?”
“Oh, lots of people heard her before they closed the toll house,” the bartender’s wife, the tavern cook, replied. “But they were all safe inside, and some of them went mad from it just the same. You listen to me, mister—you stay away from that bridge or they’ll be sending you home to your momma in a box. That siren’s got teeth as big as carving knives and claws as sharp as razors.”
“Get out,” Viv said.
“She do,” piped one of the codgers sitting next to the cold hearth. “We all seen the bodies. They got nothing but big red holes where their guts used to be.”
Great. Irresistible monster in front of her and immovable bounty hunter less than four hours behind her. Viv slapped twice the asking price of her meal on the table. “Thanks for the warning. I think I will make an early night of it. You got a spare room?”

Hugs and smiles,
Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-20 23:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
More! More! *\o/*
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-06-20 23:30 (UTC)
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It's okay? So far you don't hate me forever? *big nervous grin*
I'll be sending out a call when it's ready for beta reading. So far I'm only about 1600 words in. A friend's soliciting stories for a small press anthology featuring sirens (duh!) and was worried she wouldn't get anything that wasn't erotic. At which point, Viv popped in to say, "I have story." The big question is will it come in under the wordcount. No big, as far as I'm concerned. I'd been wanting to try OSC's Traveling Medicine Show.
Now if Viv'd only tell me what happened to her in "Pussy in Boots". *grrr*
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-20 23:40 (UTC)
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You'll have to try harder than that to make me hate you forever, and I don't honestly think I'm the person you need to be thinking about.
More, Jean Marie. *\0/*
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-06-20 23:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Teri and I were backing and forthing on "Pussy in Boots" in the months before she died. Mostly, she was writing (when she got a spare, painfree minute from her editing job) and I was asking awkward questions. It took me a while to "get" Viv, but I don't think she'd have any problems with me continuing the adventures. Viv's much too good a character to abandon--especially when you consider the mayhem she can cause.
SJ and I talked about finishing TSFGDT (aka Muffy) too, but I'm not sure I remember everything she had planned and he's been having health issues of his own.
Hugs,
Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-21 00:01 (UTC)
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Can I talk to you about this in private tomorrow when I'm not so tired that I'm falling asleep in mid-reply?
I didn't realise SJ was ill again. This is shaping up to be a bit of a car-crash.
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-06-21 00:04 (UTC)
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Works for me. I'll be here all day. Hugs, Jean Marie
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