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“The confidence and expertise so blatantly evident in Nicole Cushing’s writing is astonishing.”

– Thomas Ligotti, in reference to CHILDREN OF NO ONE

"(CHILDREN OF NO ONE is) an absolutely stunning debut novella that will make you cringe, and most importantly will make you think... If you read one debut this year, this should be the one you read."

-- Famous Monsters of Filmland


“Nicole Cushing is one of my faves... There’s a focused intelligence and clarity at play throughout even the deepest patches of delirium — a genuine method to the unadulterated madness — that makes it so much more than merely weird.”

– NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author John Skipp






Average rating: 4.06 · 537 ratings · 159 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Children of No One
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I Am the New God
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How to Eat Fried Furries
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This morning I worked some more on the class I’ll be teaching Sunday afternoon at Context 27 (a speculative fiction con in Columbus, Ohio, coming up in about a month). I’ll be providing specific tools for the so-called discovery writer (aka, the fly by the seat of your pants writer, aka, pantser, aka she or he who does not do a plot outline before starting a project.).


Preparing to teach this cl...

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"True, the hierophant was unpleasant, too. But, for some reason, I recall Greg as having been harder to "live with". "
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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.Henry David Thoreau
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Nicole Cushing Christy wrote: "Hey, I didn't know you were on here!"

Just joined yesterday! I'm enjoying it here.



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