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The duel gets kind of messy. [Apr. 11th, 2011|02:23 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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I just sold a short story, "The Witch's Second," to Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

This story came about because I was in the middle of writing "The Witch's Second Daughter," and due to line breaks or something I just saw the first three words, and I thought, well, that's another title.

I don't think I'll be trying to write either "The Witch's" or "The Witch's Second Daughter Simpers" or the like, but one never knows. (I chose "simpers" there because it was the verb that seemed least likely to tempt me; my brain has already supplied "recants" as an alternate verb of more interest. Hush, brain.)

ETA: Uh, that appears to make my 80th short story sale.

I totally get sushi.
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[User Picture]From: callunav
2011-04-11 07:26 pm (UTC)
Recants is a nice word. *innocence*
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-04-11 07:33 pm (UTC)
Arright, you.
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[User Picture]From: marshallpayne1
2011-04-11 07:29 pm (UTC)
Congrats, Marissa!
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[User Picture]From: timprov
2011-04-11 07:34 pm (UTC)
"The Witch's Second Daughter at the Luge Trials."
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-04-11 07:37 pm (UTC)
Harumph.
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From: athenais
2011-04-11 07:38 pm (UTC)
The Witch's Second Daughter Clears The Puck.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-04-11 07:38 pm (UTC)
You people.
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[User Picture]From: ckd
2011-04-11 07:43 pm (UTC)
The Witch's Second Daughter Buys Some Sushi. There!

(And congratulations on the sale, of course!)
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[User Picture]From: rosefox
2011-04-11 07:44 pm (UTC)
The Witch's Second Daughter on the Right and Straight On Till Morning

Congratulations! Happy sushifying!
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-04-11 07:52 pm (UTC)
I actually like Second Daughter on the Right and Straight on Till Morning.

If there was any market for short YA, I would totally write that. I might still.
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From: swan_tower
2011-04-11 07:46 pm (UTC)
Yay, BCS, and even more yay 80 stories! I bow down in admiration of the number.
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[User Picture]From: guppiecat
2011-04-11 07:51 pm (UTC)
If money allows, you may wish to go to In Season and order their yellowtail appetiser. Or, you know, nine of them.

It was fantastic.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-04-11 07:54 pm (UTC)
Ooh.

Thing is, timprov is chiding me over the sushi thing since the household had already planned to get sushi tonight while running errands. He thinks we ought to do something to mark this Large Round Number, but he doesn't think sushi tonight counts.
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[User Picture]From: wshaffer
2011-04-11 07:57 pm (UTC)
The Witch's Second Daughter Congratulates You on 80 Story Sales!

...or is that too recursive?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-04-11 08:05 pm (UTC)
My brain....
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[User Picture]From: pnkrokhockeymom
2011-04-11 07:59 pm (UTC)
AWESOME! Go you!

"Recants" is very good. I would be intrigued. :) "Repents" might be interesting as well.
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[User Picture]From: shweta_narayan
2011-04-11 08:02 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congratulations :)
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[User Picture]From: snurri
2011-04-11 08:13 pm (UTC)
Nicely done, and congrats on your 80th sale!!!
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From: dsgood
2011-04-11 08:28 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the sale.
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[User Picture]From: sartorias
2011-04-11 08:32 pm (UTC)
Huzzah!
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From: mmerriam
2011-04-11 08:52 pm (UTC)
I'll hold back the pun and just say Congrats!
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