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C.D. Covington

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CD Covington’s first German textbook had a map with the eastern third shaded dark red and labeled “Deutsche Demokratische Republik.” By the time it got to her hands, the vocabulary was long outdated (bell bottoms and reel-to-reels). The map was obsolete shortly thereafter, but the history of divided Germany continues to intrigue her.

There aren’t many opportunities to use her German skills in her adopted home in central North Carolina, but she keeps them up by visiting Germany, watching Bundesliga matches, or reading news sites.

She is a graduate of Viable Paradise 17. She has reviewed books for Bull Spec, and she blogs occasionally for BundesligaFanatic.com. You can find her fiction and her blog at cdcovington.com, and follow her on Twitter
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My short story "Debridement" will be published in the anthology Survivor, edited by Mary Anne Mohanraj and J.J. Pionke.

It'll be out around September 2017, I'm told. You can preorder here.

"Debridement" was my Viable Paradise application piece, and I'm thrilled it's finally found a home. It's a magical realism-ish story about a WW1 surgeon in Dresden, with a hell of an opening line. I hope you lo... Read more of this blog post »
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E.M. Forster
“Most of life is so dull that there is nothing to be said about it, and the books and talk that would describe it as interesting are obliged to exaggerate, in the hope of justifying their own existence. Inside its cocoon of work or social obligation, the human spirit slumbers for the most part, registering the distinction between pleasure and pain, but not nearly as alert as we pretend. There are periods in the most thrilling day during which nothing happens, and though we continue to exclaim 'I do enjoy myself' or 'I am horrified' we are insincere. 'As far as I feel anything, it is enjoyment, horror' - it's no more than that really, and a perfectly adjusted organism would be silent.”
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“But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain?”
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“To see that your life is a story while you're in the middle of living it may be a help to living it well.”
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“Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.”
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