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M.K. Hobson

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M.K. Hobson recently decided to follow a time-honored authorial tradition and become a bitter recluse. She swore off all social media and left her website to go to seed. At the moment, she exists only as a voice on short fiction podcasts such as Podcastle and Cast of Wonders. She leavens the tedium of her vastly expanded free time with misanthropy, paranoia, and weight lifting.

_88539139_eno_akhnaten_s-o290216_photo-richardhubertsmith-7661In a conversation with a co-worker the other day, it was suggested that I am a Philip Glass groupie. (It was also suggested that this was “cute”, a statement which rankles, honestly.) But the facts are these: I am currently at the Portland International Airport, drinking a mediocre Rogue Stout while I wait to board a flight to Los Angeles, where I will spend the night at a somewhat-sketch Airbn...

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“Credomancy may seek to exploit the human desire for a tidy narrative where an unblemished romantic hero vanquishes all obstacles, but such ideals have very little to with reality. Reality requites pragmatism and compromise. Men fail. Women fail. There are no heroes, only human beings who somehow find the strength to behave heroically, no matter how many times they have been unable to do so in the past. If you understand that, Miss Edwards - if you truly and deeply understand that, then you will understand the most powerful thing anyone with a heart can understand.”
“And what’s that?” Emily said softly.

“That love is not enough. But it’s a start.”
M.K. Hobson, The Hidden Goddess

“There is an old Russian saying. 'A serpent changes his skin, not his fangs.”
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“Leave it to a New Yorker to put a bunch of trees in one place and call it wonderful.”
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