Month: October 2005

Cardiac Arrest

I had my first job interview with Niels, one of the two founders of the company. He was also the one to tell me the Board’s decision immediately after the third job interview last Friday. Bear in mind that all three interviews went very well, I hit it off excellently with the three CEOs, and […]

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Hurray Delay

Yowza! That’s really the only word. Last Friday, in an uncommonly relaxed and entertaining (day) job interview, my soon-to-be new employer made me an offah I cou’n’t refyoose. New challenges, new responsibilities, new colleagues, new pay level, new company car… I’m so happy I could burst! [THIS POST WAS REVEALED GRADUALLY OVER THE COURSE OF […]

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Brain Fart

Oh, oh! I completely forgot! It’s almost three weeks ago now, but still here it is: the DragonPage science fiction radio show did a phone interview with me and the other three 2004 WotF 1st place winners! I had a lot of fun with the two hosts; I hope they keep some of the laughs […]

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Round Two

“Whatever Happened To Relativity?” is through to the second round of reading at Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine! Follow the story’s progress through their slush pile at their tracking page; “Relativity” is #5356…  

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Gun Control

Nyah nyah nyah! I suppose it’s terribly uncharitable of me to quietly cheer at the sight of fifteen neighborhood kids being rounded up by the police. But I’m pretty sure that every single one of these kids has, at some point, conducted very loud conversations, or revved their cars, or beat up their girlfriends, or […]

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Windfalls and Holes

And to think I don’t even believe in cosmic balance. Or karma. Or any of those what-goes-around-comes-around convictions. Well, haha to me. Yesterday, just before going home from work, I decided to visit to my Internet bank and check on the current state of my overdraft. It should have been a decision between making do […]

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Absolutely Relative

And so I did. ‘Whatever Happened to Relativity?’, the utterly silly companion piece to ‘Beans and Marbles’, is finished and on its way to Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. Feels good to have another finished piece I’m proud of. And it’s a perfect story for ASIM; I hope they take it…  

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Epiphany

Sometimes all you need for a perfect evening is to get lost on the way home. I took a road less travelled and found myself in corners of my city I’ve never seen before, where old and derelict industrial buildings vie for space with long grass and poppies; where a giant pumping station grows humongous […]

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Good Company

One of the fun things about being a professional writer is that reading fiction suddenly counts as work! That fact is a blessing in itself, but today it was extra joy, because I got to read every story submitted by my talented fellow Codexians for the Halloween Contest (see other posts below or click the […]

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Momma

Saying I’m a heavy sleeper is like calling Mount Everest a large hill, Albert Einstein a clever fella, the female orgasm a nice feeling. A few years back, a gas leak in an apartment building around the corner lead to a massive explosion in the small hours of the night. The explosion levelled half the […]

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