July 4th, 2011


Birthday Cakes of TERROR!

The SF Writers Workshoppers made me a pair of TERRORIFIC cakes for my 2011 birthday. Here they are:

The more-SFnal one: see the rocket exhaust from the feet?

This one uses the title of a film project I'm working on with a friend.

My birthday always arrives during the workshop, so I feel a mix of melancholy and joy. Because all these people are so nice to me - people who were mostly strangers a week before - more than makes up for not really getting to celebrate my birthday, which has all the normal emotions attached to it already, plus the parental lies that the whole country was celebrating my birthday. Sort of like learning about Santa Claus, but only you were the fool.

Anyhow, had a lovely day of Workshopping, with Brad Denton in town for the week and Jim Gunn visiting for a short discussion, fantastic custom cakes, a fine dinner out at Ingredient, and now an evening of reading and critiquing and talking with new and long-time friends.

Thanks, you guys!

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