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Random Act of Fiction! The Egyptian Androsphinx

One of my high-end Patreon rewards is the Random Act of Fiction, where I will write a micro-story featuring your name and the mythological beast of your choice.

This month, I posted (snail mail!) the first of these out to Marina (Min) Anderson, who is one of the marvellous people who supports my Patreon at the Deluxe Super Special Queen-Emperor of Glorious Patronage Level, the very best of levels, including all the rewards of various other levels combined.

Min nominated the sphinx – particularly the Egyptian Androsphinx, for her pet story!

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Musketeer Space Part I: Reasons To Hate Moths

musketeerspace_bluesmallMusketeer Space is a weekly serialised novel by Tansy Rayner Roberts.

And yes, it is a (mostly) gender-swapped retelling of The Three Musketeers as a space opera!

Read my intro to the project here. And check out my Patreon page, to support the project.

Thanks to Grant Watson of the Angriest for sending me a logo, and to everyone who has signed up pledges to the project so far. I was surprised and delighted to reach my $50 a month target so quickly last night, which means I will be writing a Musketeer Media Monday post every month, starting next week! Thanks everyone for your enthusiasm about the concept – it’s going to be a fun ride and I hope many of you come along with it.

Spaceship-naming pledgers will be contacted shortly.

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PART 1: Reasons to Hate Moths

Dana D’Artagnan nosed her Musket-Class dart into the mechanic’s bay on Meung Station, in orbit around the planet of Valour. She hadn’t even glanced at the planet on her approach – planets held little interest for her. This station was the last recharging stop before she reached her destination.

Not for her first time, Dana wished that her Papa had chosen a colour other than bright yellow when he retooled Mama’s creaky old ship for her journey. Dana had a fat enough credit stud that she could pay to have the dart resprayed, but only if she didn’t worry too much about paying the rent for her first month in Paris.

Paris was more important.

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Short Story: Please Look After This Angel

This story was performed at MONA as part of the Angel Story event in July 2012, and subsequently published on Islandia, the Island Magazine blog. Because it’s not the kind of blog where you can link to individual entries, I thought I’d repost the story here for future reference.

I could have offered it up as a Christmas present to my blog readers, but the thought of giving an angel story AT CHRISTMAS was too much twee for me to cope with, plus it’s not that kind of angel story. Also I didn’t want to inflict melancholy on people during the festive season. The 2nd of January, though, is the perfect date for melancholy!

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