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Leslie Starr O'Hara

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Leslie Starr O'Hara was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in the auspicious year of 1982, and grew up in the nearby town of Franklinton (which was less a town than a pleasant continuum of tobacco fields). Starr spent a few years adapting to her new environment before launching her writing career. Her first creative endeavor was a rhyming poem entitled "Dazees and Daffadills".

At Catholic middle school, she once got suspended for one week for spitting on the gym teacher's leg. (She swears to this day it was an accident.) At some point, feeling pressured by society's mores, she made the mistake of attending high school, but she quickly recovered her senses and withdrew forthwith.

She wrote her first science fiction novel, a piece of drivel abou
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Well, it's that time of the week again... Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday!!! This week we have a third snippet from my WIP, "Disembarkation", a story (turning into a novella) about Lithra Sziandra, an anthropologist who visits the planet Pygmalion to study the primitive native peoples. In this snippet, Lithra finds... Read more of this blog post »
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“conservative n.
A person who possesses an underdeveloped taste for tyranny.

liberal n.
A person who believes in liberty, but only for the state.”
Leslie Starr O'Hara, The Doublespeak Dictionary: Your Guide to the Euphemisms, Dysphemisms, and Other Linguistic Contrivances of the State

“preemptive strike n.
A blow or punch delivered by military aircraft to a target who is suspected of being adverse to one's plot for world domination.”
Leslie Starr O'Hara, The Doublespeak Dictionary: Your Guide to the Euphemisms, Dysphemisms, and Other Linguistic Contrivances of the State

“terrorism n.
Violence for political purposes or the politically motivated threat of violence which, either intentionally or unintentionally, challenges the state's monopoly on political violence.”
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“I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”
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“They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle Earth. ”
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“People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.”
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“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.”
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“It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.”
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