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Kira Harp

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I've been writing since I could put words together. Early stories were about dolls and horses and kids who surmounted the odds and came home with a kitten. Gradually I learned about punctuation and point-of-view and my characters grew up. But real life came along, with forays into psychology and teaching and then a biomedical career and children. Writing happened in my head, for my own amusement, but didn't make it to paper.
Then several years ago, my husband gave me a computer. And my two girls were getting older and developing their own interests. So I sat down and typed out a story. Or two. Or three. Now I have adult novels published, and my love of Young Adult fiction has led me to Featherweight, and the chance to share some of my YA sto
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Intervention

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The Benefit of Ductwork

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Description: Lucifer plans to enjoy a holiday in Vegas and torment a dead young man's soul along the way, but the best laid plans of demons sometimes go awry.
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Five stars!! Beautiful, subtle, coming of age story. See my review under Kaje Harper.
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Kira Harp added a status update: I'm the featured YA author on True Colorz: http://true-colorz.blogspot.com/searc... - very cool, although with only two stories published, I feel like I should run out and write more YA to earn that.
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“...Seth felt almost stupid. His litany of pain, the little pin-pricks and bigger hits that had brought him to this place seemed petty. But he could feel the blackness waiting for him. And the small stuff all built one on another until he couldn't breathe for the weight of it. Stupid didn't mean it wasn't real.”
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“If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!”
Rudyard Kipling, If: A Father's Advice to His Son

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message 2: by Kira

Kira Harp Thanks - I'm looking forward to seeing it in print, although the process got a bit rushed. (Ralph had another writer drop out of his opening week series for Jan 5-10, and I'd given him this story as a back-up (The first story of the week will be mine - Intervention, and Jo has one in there too.) So we're having to edit this one and get it out in less than 4 weeks. Good thing it's a short story not a novel LOL.


message 1: by Sue

Sue hi! congrats on ductwork :)


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