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About clayfoot2

I'm a Midwest writer, artist, tinker, and jane-of-many-trades with far too many interests. My primary genre is speculative fiction--science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, slipstream, as well as other sub- and sub-sub-genres under that wide umbrella--but I also write poetry and creative nonfiction. "Tinker" is the operative descriptor for me, although "juggler" works, too. I love working with a variety of forms and styles, so my stories range from traditional to literary to experimental. I have the boredom threshold of a three-year-old but the tenacity of a terrier when I'm on any project(s). I enjoy the challenges and adventures of the mind and of life. My husband and our dogs understand. The cat doesn't.

Cavalry in a Box

Originally posted on Journeys of the Clayfoot:
The thrill never grows old, and lessons never end. Some lessons are more memorable than others. This was one of ’em. A short story accepted for publication. As I expect, the editor asks…

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The Peaks of the Citadel

Originally posted on Journeys of the Clayfoot:
Overcast was the day and bold were our hearts as we ventured forth to climb the outer walls of the citadel to its lofty peaks. Long it vexed my heart sore as to…

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My Kind of Bling

Bling–the pervasive “in” thing nowadays. Jewelry, clothing, even cars are described as having it, and it somehow relates to a shiny, attractive, sexy image of those displaying their bling. Ubiquitous as mosquitos in a swamp. Apparently, it started with imagining … Continue reading

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Grease, Oil, Coolant, etc.

Shop smells — not everyone likes ’em. But there’s something satisfying about them. Maybe it’s the subtle whisper as the odor permeates shop rags and clothing that here with the humming machines, creativity enters reality. When you shut off the … Continue reading

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Under Construction

Under construction. Sounds mechanical, doesn’t it? Brings to mind building materials, tools, and machines all coming together in an act of creation by human hands. And this is what mechanikhan is about — creating physical items: designing, working out problems … Continue reading

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