Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Tue, 2012/07/24 - 1:07pm
This isn't directed at anyone here, just some in-general observations and a recent experience of mine.
I was at the grocery store today and their self checkout lanes were down, so of course the registers that were going had long lines and people were patient about it given the obvious problems the place was having with its systems.
Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Wed, 2012/05/02 - 12:05pm
For those of you who have read Djinn Games, thank you for the comments and kudos.
But I changed my mind about something. The title just hadn't felt right to me, so the story is now 'The Price of Betrayal', so don't jump on it thinking it's another new one and get disappointed, please.
Why did I change it after posting the first chapter?
Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Wed, 2012/04/11 - 3:12pm
Well, Singing to the Moon is finally finished. Mainly because I kind of ran out of things to do to -- umm, do with Cindy just now. I'm sure my muse will find other interesting things in that nature as time goes on, though.
Now, Carmilla has been waiting patiently, or at least as patiently as she can, for her turn again, and Dahlia has been beating me about the head and shoulders with chaos to get attention. So I'll get back to those two for the time being just to keep the peace.
Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Sun, 2011/06/12 - 4:23pm
For those of you who have followed Shades of Grey, thank you. Thanks for the comments, the speculation, the arguments about justice vs vengeance, and mostly just for staying with me through the whole, largely uncomfortable story.
It has been noted that I never did say what my idea of justice is through the whole thing. No, I didn't and I won't do that here. I don't do politics, since in my experience, discussions like that tend to result in lots of arguments and bad feelings. Everyone has their own sense of justice, and nothing anyone else says is going to change that, right?
Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Fri, 2011/06/03 - 6:39pm
We just had another new addition to our family. I never thought I'd have children, let alone grandchildren, and now I have great grandchildren. Go figure. Though the father of my great grandchildren got started a bit early (I won't be sixty till later this year) I discover that in spite of the difficulties in my life I have been truly blessed.
Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Mon, 2011/04/18 - 3:59pm
First off, to all of you have stuck with me through this dark and rather disturbing story, thank you. I know it isn't always easy to read, and trust me at times it isn't easy to write. I do appreciate all of you who have even at least looked at the story so far, and to those of you who have commented, do keep them coming. Comments give me ideas, and show me what I should do to clear things up storywise so what's happening is understandable to the readers.
Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Thu, 2011/01/27 - 8:33pm
Hi all. More of A Walk in the Dark has been kind of slowed down for several reasons. I recently bought a new computer, with a new OS (for me) so am playing with that to figure out how to get it to do what I want when I want instead of what it thinks I should do. I spent a month doing that with XP, by the way. But I'll get there. I actually like Windows 7, which is one up on when I first got XP.
Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Tue, 2010/12/28 - 4:52pm
There is fine story by Danielle J titled Duty,Honor, Country, Family that isn't getting any comments. I can tell from the votes that people are reading it. I know it's complex and difficult to comment on, but is it that hard to just leave an "I like it." for Danielle on this one?
Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Sun, 2010/12/19 - 1:51am
Merry Christmas to all of you, and please accept my well wishes for any other holiday you prefer.
I was raised to honor Christmas, and I still do it, though I do know there are other holidays and beliefs that are important at this time of year.
May all of you, have the best holiday possible and maybe some will get a miracle. You don't know how much I wish everyone could have one. But please, be well, share the holiday with someone, and let all the other problems go for at least a day.
Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Sun, 2010/12/12 - 9:33pm
You know, this story started out as an exercise in just seeing what if? I thought it would be fun to give the evil side of things it's turn instead of doing all that nicey, nicey good guy stuff.
It turns out that I have two good, decent people (Sam and Dylan/Dahlia) stuck with being creatures who are inherently evil in spite of their own personal inclinations. And everyone who sees them in this new world are going to just assume that they are evil because of what they are.
Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Sat, 2010/12/11 - 12:03am
On this story... I started it weeks ago and got stalled for awhile. Thanks to Lillith's help I got past that and now the chapters just seem to tell me what is happening. I know it's kind of tedious just now, by the way, but Dylan/Dahlia has to get used to being what she is. These first chapters are about her learning that.
I promise that once that is done things are really going to be fun.
Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Thu, 2010/08/12 - 1:17pm
Yes, everyone it is another one of those for me. (Armond, it may not be today, or tomorrow, but remember -- revenge is a dish best served cold. Blabbermouth. :) )
A lot has happened this past year for and to me. As with everyone else, some of it good some of it bad. My health took a downward turn, but that is balanced by my learning to not only cope but to use other skills I've learned to not let that slow me down any more than necessary.
Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Mon, 2010/07/05 - 5:50pm
Right now I'm feeling a mix of elation and sadness. A story I've lived with, thought about and sweated over for years is finished. It's never easy to let your children go, I know this because my youngest is moving out on her own tomorrow, both instances are bittersweet but tell me that I've managed to do something right even with all the mistakes made along the way.
Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Mon, 2010/06/21 - 12:09pm
Hi, apologies for the wait on this next chapter of Maiden by Decree. Real Life has once again conspired to keep me from the keyboard and I know this one is short. I wanted to make sure all you believed me when I was telling you I hadn't dropped the story and it will be completed.
I can tell you that the chapter after this one is going to get really exciting and will be longer.
Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Fri, 2010/02/12 - 5:52pm
Just a few words about the story Hope and I are working on for all you inquiring minds out there. First, I looked and unlike the Bikini Beach stories found nothing about MAU being closed. If I missed something there I profusely apologize to both Elrod and everyone else.
We are sticking with the canon, in that the machines work for about four days before shutting down. The grad students have just been having way too much fun experimenting in a few days time, which Hope and I will address in the next few chapters as the story unfolds.
Submitted by Maggie_Finson on Fri, 2010/01/22 - 6:41pm
Many of you likely already know these things, but I thought I'd post a few definitions for those who don't.
First, I patterned the ship Princess Deirdre after the USS Constitution, with thanks to both the original designer and the sites that gave me the information I needed. The Constitution did have a stern post as I've described, able to create drag and pull the ship around on her stern. It was quite a surprise for more than a few British warships fighting her.