Clarion West Write-a-thon 2021

Andrew Penn Romine

June 7, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Fundraising Goals

Sponsor me and I'll scribble out a recipe for a cocktail (or mocktail, as you prefer) on the back of a virtual cocktail napkin and email it to you. It may even be lizard-themed...

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Noah’s bouncing over Armstrong Crater when the comm starts buzzing. He answers, expecting a tirade from Gord. It’s Mimi. His chest aches. She’s supposed to be checked into the hospital for treatment. She looks different on the comm screen, too. Plump, healthy, face framed by ink-black curls. Mimi usually wears her hair straight.

“Thank God!” she cries.

Noah’s so confused by Mimi’s appearance, he can’t even look at her, so he studies the navcomp instead, angry again. Virgo Escarpment is twenty-five kilometers south. Hell, he overshot. The controls on this new hopper are too damn sensitive. He’ll have to get Gord to show him.

“Dad! How did you get out of the center?” the face on the screen yells. “Look, I need you to release the autopilot to me. We’ll bring you back home, okay?”

Dad? Home?

No, if he doesn’t finish this job for Arkady, there’ll be hell to pay.

from "Miles and Miles and Miles" at Lightspeed Magazine

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Fellow CW 2009 alum, Emily C. Skaftun and I will be editing our novel about middle-class lizard people. I'm hoping to work on a few other short projects as time allows. 

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  • Jeffrey Lemkin Looking forward to that cocktail recipe, Andy! Also - middle-class lizard people??!! JUST TAKE MY MONEY! :) All the best, Jeffrey Lemkin July 2021 $100.00
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