The brand new journal Ruminations from editor Miguel Flores launches this week, including my new short story “The Way of Water,” along with great work by Bara Ehlag, Zoe Perot, photographer Yue Song, and others. Ruminations: At the Edge of Modernity is available on Amazon for $9.99 US. Please support myself and the fine artists of […]
To Know Sumthin’ From Proto-Indo-European, Tenu Tendana inherits *ǵn̥h₃-sḱé- (“know”) in the form acnocerei. Like all regular verbs, acnocerei may be inflected in the usual ways, i.e. eio acnocu (“I know”), keia acnoceth (“She knows”), acnocensei esth (“[it] is [a] knowing”). However, Tenu Tendana has a common slang expression in acnoc, which irregularly and illegally just chops the verb stem off and throws it away. A […]
Masada Naturalis Originally published in the Owen Wister Review, Spring 2010 There is a wall of constellated stars, a fortification built by strange pre-cosmic colonists.
Succulence originally published in the Open Window Review This sentence, once congested, stuck, now chases the cursor slipping in the white,
On Maneaters of Kumaon (1944) Originally published in the Open Window Review issue 2. Read about the book Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett @ Wikipedia. Came Christ the tiger. –T.S. Eliot, “Gerontion” When in youth I hunted, the tiger I tracked was not so much the prize as was the tiger of youth inside– […]
To the Chaldean Zeus Originally published in the Open Window Review issue 2. Cloud rider, falling from the sky harder than a nuclear sunset, have you measured your wings?
Conlang Facts Conlang Type: A Posteriori Language Family: Indo-European Script: Native script unknown, readily romanized (‘How convenient this should chance to be so’ says the conlanger!) Mission: To create a fictional romanesque mediterranean language for use in an alternate history fantasy novel. Lexemes-so-far: 200-250 Tenu Tendana Samples acnocerei alo wicerei alo esth eio sei hiven nivenetar. acthe vwei […]