The Conqueror’s Witch – 12: The Knight of Disks

They first appeared to Titan as fifty-three stars in the sky, or a sprinkling of diamonds in the void grabbing scintillation from the crescent of Saturn and a far distant sun. They were distant and appeared unmoving against the field of stars and planets. It was a new constellation, and everyone on Titan knew what it portended.

They were still weeks away, but they were coming.

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The Conqueor’s Witch – 11: The Two of Wands – Dominion

 

“Why?” Mara asked.

“Enrio the First. Enrio the Great. The First and Last, Lord of the Dominion, etc. etc.,” Jazmynde said. “That is what the Leader’s wanted to be called at the end. At first, his stated goal was unity of the campuses against the greed of Earth. It was a possible solution to a real problem. When the campuses on Mars didn’t fall in line… well, the Roman Cassius said that a man isn’t rich until he can afford his own army. Enrio was fabulously wealthy from exploiting the very campuses he wanted to unify.

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The Conqueror’s Witch – 10: The Eight of Cups – Indolence

Jazmynde’s ship, white and gleaming, arced its way to Titan. Behind it, there was the crescent of Saturn with a straight sliver of ring bisecting the horizon.

Jazmynde finished reading her reports – a general information dump gathered from general broadcasts across the system. It was signal noise from every campus in her range, some of the waves being so dim that she had to account for the stretched wavelengths reaching her. It was hard separating the wheat from the chaff in all of that radio pollution, especially with the broadcast hiss coming from the Jovian planets.

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The Weekend Redirect – Five Ways to Cope With A Bad Review by Cristian Mihai on IREVUO

Holy cats and kittens! Sometimes I need to take a breath and step back, take good criticism as it comes, and relinquish the bad. The problem is: we writers WANT to be read and enjoyed. The writers who don’t… well, you can tell.

So what happens when you receive a bad review or some stinging criticism. I could not put it any better than Cristian Mihai at IREVUO.

Especially the bit about relaxing and having a beer.

SOURCE: FIVE WAYS TO COPE WITH A BAD REVIEW on IREVUO by CRISTIAN MIHAI

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Writers write so readers can read. But what happens when readers decide to do some writing of their own?

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