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Grace O'Malley

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Grace O'Malley is a poet, librivore, and literary maenad. She writes fairy tales, horrors, and histories with the same pen; collects murder ballads, video games, and recipes; builds computers, meddles in fiber art, and sets out bread and milk for the Good Folk on Midsummer's Eve.

Grace is also an editor with the writing challenge/art incubator Scriptic Collective, accepts freelance manuscript editing work on the side, hangs around the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, and occasionally posts short fictions and poetry at her blog words like foam on the waves.

When she isn't scribbling in or about her nascent mythmash of a novel, Grace can be found singing in a Star Trek-themed rock band, studying for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, or

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A carpet of stars
caught on blue velvet, each grain
faintly glimmering:
impatient, I'm rushing past,
waiting for life to begin.

I miss the darkness;
the skies outside the city,
the scent of the wind.

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θρίαμβοι (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A small-town coven of modern pagans has begun to resurrect the Dionysian Mysteries. While they celebrate their sacred festivals, the other residents of their mountain town begin to grow uneasy.
Origin Stories (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 14, 2012 12:22AM
Description: A chance encounter at a bar changes one man's view of ethics.
Hanged (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 31, 2011 11:44PM
Description: An adult-oriented retelling of the Japanese folktale usually known as "The Crane's Repayment for Kindness Received".
The Emptiness Museum (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Saturday Night (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Stephen King
“You may wonder about long-term solutions. I assure you, there are none. All wounds are mortal. Take what's given. You sometimes get a little slack in the rope but the rope always has an end. So what? Bless the slack and don't waste your breath cursing the drop. A grateful heart knows that in the end we all swing.”
Stephen King, Skeleton Crew

Gregory Maguire
“To read, even in the half-dark, is also to call the lost forward.”
Gregory Maguire, Out of Oz

Anaïs Nin
“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”
Anaïs Nin

Frank Herbert
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Edna St. Vincent Millay
“You see, I am a poet, and not quite right in the head, darling. It’s only that.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay
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