15 Days of Harveys Day 2 – Alex Minns’s “Sides of the Mirror”

The kind, wise, and wonderful folks at Sixth Element Publishing included four of my flash pieces in Harvey Duckman Presents Volume 8 (the famous “No Dragons” issue).

 
I’m repaying that kindness by showcasing the opening from each author’s work for the next few weeks.

Read something interesting? Go get the Harvey. In fact, get all the Harveys. We (the authors) won’t mind.

And now…

Alex Minns’s Sides of the Mirror

 
Every action has an equal and opposite reaction as a rather clever guy once said. To put it another way, the universe likes symmetry. Although science will tell you that a system will always tend towards more entropy, more chaos, it’s hard to ignore the patterns around us. The golden ratio for instance, you’ll find it in plants long before some genius used it in architecture. So, to be fair, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that our world, our reality, has a twin – a mirror image so to speak, lying alongside ours. No-one has quite figured out what space it occupies, whether it has its own portion of space or whether we coexist over the top of each other. Neither do we know if one existed before the other. You can imagine the complex political jostling when it comes to dealing with both sides of the mirror. The actions of one can influence the reactions in the other. If you think Brexit was complicated here, you should see the chaos it caused there.

Read the rest at Harvey Duckman Presents Volume 8

Read Day 1’s Adrian Bagley’s “The Beast at Bay”.

Next up, a taste of Alexandrina Brant-Graham’s Cartography, Creatures, & Craquelin (A Melina Short).

Enjoy!

15 Days of Harveys Day 1 – Adrian Bagley’s “The Beast at Bay”

The Beast at Bay

by Adrian Bagley

 
Beast threw back his head, bared his fangs at the encircling elves, and howled with rage. There would be no plunder this day. No spoils from the city whose walls gleamed, tauntingly, from across the river, gilded by the evening sunlight.

The above is from Harvey Duckman Presents Volume 8 (the famous “No Dragons” issue). You can read the rest of Adrian Bagley’s The Beast at Bay along with several other amazing stories between its captivating covers (and we both I hope you do!)

Have you been Harveyed?

The kind, wise, and wonderful folks at Sixth Element Publishing included four of my flash pieces in Harvey Duckman Presents Volume 8 and I’m repaying that kindness by showcasing the opening from each author’s work for the next few weeks.

 
Next up, a taste of Alex Minns’s Sides of the Mirror.

Enjoy!

Recovery Triptych: Welcome to My Sandbox

Recap from Recovery Triptych: The EchoRecovery Triptych took shape 9 Feb 1990. Originally I conceived only the first section, The Echo. I shared it with a critique group and was told I shouldn’t submit anything to the group containing such vulgarity and violence (see Writers Groups – Critiquing Methods – Ruled to Death, third bullet). I remember thinking at the time, “You think this has vulgarity and violence? You’ve had a protected life, huh?”

The triptych’s three parts are:

  1. The Echo
  2. Welcome to My Sandbox
  3. The Stone in God’s Sling

Here for the first time in slightly over thirty years, starting last Monday and continuing next Monday, Recovery Triptych.

It is precisely because a child’s feelings are so strong that they cannot be repressed without serious consequences. The stronger a prisoner is, the thicker the prison walls have to be, which impede or completely prevent later emotional growth.
– Alice Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child

Welcome to My Sandbox

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Susan and the Three Deer

First thing, there were five deer.

One day this past June, Susan, hone alone, spied deer in our yard.

I documented our last cervine visitation in A MidWinter Herd.

This visitation seemed purely for her.

So taken was she, she photographed. I suppose because photography and paint are her visual art fields of choice.

More a videographer, me.

And still, enjoy.

 

Recovery Triptych: The Echo

Recovery Triptych took shape 9 Feb 1990. Originally I conceived only this section, The Echo. I shared it with a critique group and was told I shouldn’t submit anything to the group containing such vulgarity and violence (see Writers Groups – Critiquing Methods – Ruled to Death, third bullet). I remember thinking at the time, “You think this has vulgarity and violence? You’ve had a protected life, huh?”

The triptych’s three parts are:

  1. The Echo
  2. Welcome to My Sandbox
  3. The Stone in God’s Sling

Here for the first time in slightly over thirty years and continuing over the next three Mondays, Recovery Triptych.

It is precisely because a child’s feelings are so strong that they cannot be repressed without serious consequences. The stronger a prisoner is, the thicker the prison walls have to be, which impede or completely prevent later emotional growth.
– Alice Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child

The Echo

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