First Dances, Strange Dreams, and Very Little Rest For the Wicked

Hello darlings, and welcome to another edition of “Helena’s not really here right now, but if you’d like to leave a message…”

That is to say, I’m being a social butterfly again — so unlike me, I know, but what can I say? I’m in love.

Part Three of that story, entitled “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” (yes, darlings, after the Smiths song) can be found on the lovely Samara’s site “A Buick in the Land of Lexus”.

Bring your best sighs, darlings, I’m sure you’ll be needing them.

As for strange dreams — I had the strangest one last night… well, not really all that strange, but I dreamed that Paul McCartney died, and as a tribute to him, I spend the entire day playing Revolution #9 backwards. Some of you will get that, some of you will have to search Al Gore’s insipid invention for an explanation, because this time around, I’m not spoon-feeding anyone.

More news – Jessica B. Bell just won’t slow down. After having VISCERA accepted for publication and finishing CHUK all in one week, her plan was to take a break for a week or so, and then launch into that strange trilogy she’s been outlining and dreaming up for the last year. But rather than rest, she’s written three new stories — one you may have had a chance to read already, called Stardust (and if you haven’t, darlings, you’re missing something special) as well as a short tale for the Tipsy Lit October short story contest (you can find it HERE, in the comments. It’s called The Man Who Loved Hallowe’en — and yes, she knows there’s a typo, don’t embarrass her any further — instead, go show some love, please!). In addition to that, just last night, she wrote a horrible, terrible, wonderful tale called Lessons of the Courtyard, which will be published by Tipsy Lit this Sunday (I’ll remind you later, darlings).

So, if you see Jessica about, do remind her that this trilogy she’s dreamed up sounds amazing, and that she should really focus on it. You see, I can’t find Jessica. She seems to have disappeared. More on that later..

Comments will be closed here, but please visit Samara’s blog, and check out Jessica’s Hallowe’en story as well.

MWAH!

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