“Pele’s Tears” now free to read in Issues in Earth Science!
My story, “Pele’s Tears”, set in my current abode of Hawaiʻi, is now free to read in Issues in Earth Science.

“Can Alana use clues from geology to clear her name after she’s accused of stealing a volcanic stone on her tour of Mauna Loa in Hawaiʻi?”

My story is alongside another story about geological fingerprinting (by Paula E. Young)!

Accompanying Volcano/Lava Illustration by Autumn Evelyn

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THANK YOU for hopping on and soaring through the literary cosmos with me! You're now a part of my advisory board and I imagine you here with me, steering past solar flares, bollides and other cosmic quandaries! You'll be added to my mailing list. You'll also see my patron-only content and sketches of what I am working on. Virtual hug!
A VIRTUOUS BOW! Now all the cosmic legions can read my writing!
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In addition to the previous patron level rewards, I'll include a 500-word sneak peek at what I'm working on... whether it be short story, poem, or perhaps a snippet from a novel.
YOU'RE A HERO!! Now I can eat while I type!
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Wow! Now I can make myself a sandwich while my fingers fly away on these chicklet keys! You will receive all of the above, plus a mention on my website! I'll also include an interesting photo... maybe a photo of a doodle or a photo of something that inspired my writing or some other intriguing image related to my work!
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Stuff! All the above, plus a signed flash fiction story I'll personally mail to you by drone or by post (probably by post but one can dream)!
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More and More Stuff! All the above, plus, as a token of my gratitude, my lyrical excesses wrapped up in a poem, crafted especially for you (with a keyword of your choosing), also signed!
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Wait, as I pick myself up from the ground, as I have swooned from your chivalrous, kind and altruistic interest! All the above, plus I'll scrawl something on a napkin (unused, I promise!) or a postcard or something else handwritten and slide it into the envelope from whereever I may be! 

I'll also narrate a story of mine for you!

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I can not thank you enough! I am swimming in gratitude thanking the stars that you exist on this dimension with me and not in some strange alternate dimension. All the above + You are a hero and you'll get ceaseless smiles and sunshine emanating from my being. Can you feel the heat rays coming your way?
DO MY EYES DECEIVE ME?! WOW... you I will sing your praises!
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I'm starting to see pixels, I'm fanning myself awake! All the above and I will compose a jingle and sing it just for the purpose! Name me a color and a texture and I'll include them in the song. 
ECSTATIC-- OH, how do I express in words? Your own patterned structure!
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I am in awe that you care so much. This makes me so happy to create fiction-- that your interest in these arts have made you so generous. All above + I will name one structure in a short story after a pattern of your choice! Creepy teddy bears? Done! Tower of Creepy Teddy Bears coming right up. Argyle? Sure, the Argyle flying buttress, a stone arced reinforcement in the style of your right sock! Random binary digits? Sure, a rollercoaster that sports your digits on its seats, bars and tracks!
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Now I am completely convinced you are a being from out of this world, an extraterrestrial sentience of loveliness wrapped in a body! I can not thank you enough, with eternal gratitude and a multitude of bows and eager head nods. I hope you're not living off stale bread and reused coffee grinds because of me... if so, please, reconsider...  but, if you do decide to join my community at this extraordinarily generous level....
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You will also get to choose the names of characters and a setting or universe you'd like me to write about for one story. You can't choose the plot, but you can give me a setting and two characters and I will weave together something that I will mail directly to you!
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