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... Well, at least one sentence's worth of published. Uncanny Magazine did an "exquisite corpse" editorial, where a group of folks each wrote one sentence, only knowing what the previous sentence was.

The resulting ... thing ... has just been published, as part of Uncanny's March/April 2017 edition. And my one little sentence made it in!

Mind you, there's a lot of good stuff in this issue of Uncanny. The first half is free on the web as I write; the other half will be up for free next month; and there are plenty of places to buy epub versions if you like what you see.

My sentence, ROT-13'd to prevent spoilerage:
Lrg, bs gur gjb, uvf (gb vffhr gur punyyratr) jnf ol sne gur rnfvre gnfx; gnxvat hc gung punyyratr jbhyq pnyy sbe fgeratguf abar xarj fur unq.

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Date: 2017-03-14 12:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] johnpalmer.livejournal.com
Congratulations!

(would you de-ROT13 it for me in comments? I don't know how what programs will de-ROT for me.)

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Date: 2017-03-14 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] edschweppe.livejournal.com
If www.rot13.com (http://www.rot13.com/) doesn't work for you, let me know.

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Date: 2017-03-14 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] johnpalmer.livejournal.com
Heh. At least it wasn't a "let me google that for you" link. Yes, I could have guessed such a thing existed... but wow, I just realized that last time I ROT13ed something, I was scolded (not unreasonably) by a person who used a screen reader, and it may have been ten or more years ago. And I'm not Usenetting, and e-mail no longer includes it automatically.

Thanks! Good line you wrote too... for sentence-at-a-time, that's on a par with (Hemmingway's?) ultra-short tragic story - something like "Selling: baby shoes. Never needed."

A friend and I used to play games, like, one-word-at-a-time stories. My favorite was when we decided the goal was to kill the other person's fictional persona. I went first. "M." (his name), and he was awed and delighted by the ploy - he realized that if he says "killed" I can respond "himself". So, he, being clever said "IMMORTALIZED!" (which we both granted meant "made immortal"). So I responded "John."

Really, it was silly, but one of those bits of happy silly that's stuck with me a long time.

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