It has been a relatively quiet month over on Alina Meridon, partly because I have been so busy at work and home, and partly because I got wrapped up in writing a story that ended up just over 13000 words and is provisionally titled I Like It Hard. But it has been a good month, not least because I wrote a novelette (which has been accepted by an independent publisher – more on that some other time); Tera S, Queen of the Succubi, has written a wonderful review of my recent collection of poetry and short stories, Lesbian Succubus Diary & other steamy stuff:
I adored this story, really could not put it down and, I freely admit, I reread the story several times. There is just something about the work that tugs at me and I think that comes from the concept that succubi are complex beings, capable of love, but also needing to survive through sex. It is that conflict which pulls at the characters at several points, leading to heartache, heartbreak, and, eventually, revelation.
- the calculus of you – string theory, round-up of July’s haiku
- Naming Agamemnon’s Daughters and the Death of Iphigeneia, reblog: Sententiae Antiquae translated some fragments relating to the origins of Iphigenia
- The City Darkens, review of Sophia Martin’s absorbing decopunk novel
- 7 – 15, reblog: Freya Pickard selected one of my haiku for her series on death
- The caesium of my love, a romantic steampunk poem
- the spider spins a marvelous web, a poem about spiders vs humans.