Archive for the ‘Magictown’ Category
Posted on Monday, August 30th, 2010
Eliza Mae Constant was a beautiful woman. She was a singer and a performer who used her magic to make light dance to her song. She was beloved by the people of Magictown, a bright ray of happiness through the dower cloud that hung perpetually over the city. But all that was gone now, David [...]
Posted on Monday, August 16th, 2010
Back in the car, hurrying to the heart of the city, the trio of magics are surprised at the number of people they find packed into the town square. “Never seen so many people out here. ‘Specially not for something like this.” Turning onto the street that borders the southern side of the town square, [...]
Posted on Monday, August 2nd, 2010
On the drive to the city square, each of them goes through their own mental rituals. Prepare themselves for what’s coming. David monopolizes the rear view mirror, preening himself and checking to see if any part of his breakfast had lodged itself unattractively in his front teeth. In the back of the car, Mary silently [...]
Posted on Monday, July 26th, 2010
Inside the converted garage, David finds Maggie still fussing over her fugitive daughter, Sally. Ignoring the commotion between her mother and sister, the second Constant daughter, Lindy, sits at the table, gulping water out of a tin cup. She eyes David warily over the rim until he sticks out his tongue and makes a face [...]
Posted on Monday, July 19th, 2010
Another MAGICTOWN short. This one for Jon Haas. Who, in hindsight, I realized is one of my favorite characters – both to write and read – and I killed him off in the first act of the book. Might not have been my best idea. Home is the place you know, where everything is familiar. [...]
Posted on Monday, June 28th, 2010
In which I try something different. The first of a series of character-centric short fiction pieces I’ll be using as spacing material when I need more time to work on a MAGICTOWN chapter. First up: Maggie Constant.
Posted on Monday, June 21st, 2010
In which old friends clear the air, and a family is met.
Posted on Monday, June 14th, 2010
In which two Magics travel the twisting paths of Magictown and a trick is pulled off.
Posted on Monday, June 7th, 2010
In which two old lovers come to terms with each other by almost coming to blows.
Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2010
As I take an editorial step back, we find a chapter of Magictown in which a dream is had, an ultimatum is given, and an unwilling partnership is formed.
Posted on Monday, February 15th, 2010
This post contains the outline of the remaining chapters of MAGICTOWN, rebuilt this weekend after I lost the original in a harddrive crash a few months back. Fair warning: this will spoil the rest of the book for you.
Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2010
In which a flashback continues, as an uninvited guest takes a stroll through the mind of a comatose young girl.
Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2010
In which a flashback continues, new heights are reached, and magic begins.
Posted on Monday, January 11th, 2010
In which a flashback continues, past players are revealed and subterfuge is begun.
Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2010
In which a flashback continues, past versions of people are met, and a deal is struck.
Posted on Monday, December 14th, 2009
In which an explanation of the events leading to the Burning begins, and David waits to find out what happens next.
Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2009
In which the mystery at hand is discussed, sigil magic is described, and a the leader of the magic gangs vote on their course of action.
Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2009
In which the meeting of the leaders of the Magictown gangs commences, and David find himself face to face with his old flame.
Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2009
In which David reunites with his estranged father figure, Victor, advice is given, and the mysteries of Magictown are discussed.
Posted on Monday, November 9th, 2009
In which a rival forces David to face his own short comings and the future, as well as an estranged father figure from his past.
Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2009
Chapter 17 of MAGICTOWN: The Man in the Mist
Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2009
Chapter 16 of MAGICTOWN: The Man in the Mist
Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2009
Chapter 15 of MAGICTOWN: The Man in the Mist
Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2009
Chapter 14 of MAGICTOWN: The Man in the Mist
Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2009
Chapter 13 of MAGICTOWN: The Man in the Mist