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This morning I came across a review in The Fix for The Best of Abyss & Apex, vol. 1, which contains my story "Goddess." Money quote for my tale:

Short and sweet, and outrageously calculated to win the hearts of women everywhere.
Everywhere? Oh, c'mon. I'm good, but I'm not that good.

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I am having the strangest craving for a latke. Why, I am unsure. I've never had a one before, but for some reason it sounds like a good idea. I am inclined to blame my morning's rereading of Lemony Snicket's The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming.

It seems I will have to make do with hashbrowns, which are a poor substitute, according to the various recipes I have read.

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By an interesting coincidence, while cleaning up the house a bit the other day, Lisa came across an unused(!) iTunes gift card. And then this morning, I happened to see this:

Well, then. It seems the two were meant for each other. But will anyone tell Stephen that Kanye West has already been knocked off the iTunes top spot by (gah!) Britney Spears? He's down to #3! And poor Stephen is already languishing at #14! But still, I'll do my best to help crash the national power grid.

Assuming, of course, the card has any value on it.