New year’s Day

Kage Baker believed firmly in holidays – taking them, I mean. Mind you, she didn’t often bother to do it, but she was loud and determined on the necessity of doing so. It’s just that when she sat down to do relax, the writing usually grabbed her.

In honor of the intention, however, this facility will be Closed For The Holiday.

The Invisible Spirit Kraken of Writing may emerge from its cave under the desk and sieze me in its tentacles, but I will manage to escape. For one thing, I can plainly see that those tentacles are still adorned with confetti; the Invisible Kraken of Writing has a plastic fez slipped sideways on its head, sunglasses in the shape on “2011”, and is looking decidedly seedy … so I think I have a chance against it.

It’s simply that I need the time to cook today. Baked ham, Hoppin’ John, collard greens and cornbread don’t happen spontaneously.

To the kitchen!

About Kate

I am Kage Baker's sister. Kage was/is a well-known science fiction writer, who died on January 31, 2010. She told me to keep her work going - I'm doing that. This blog will document the process.
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4 Responses to New year’s Day

  1. The Lord of Misrule says:

    Is that, indeed, the Kraken or has, somehow, Glycon squiggled under the desk?

    Either way, escape does not sound that hard to achive. Have fun in the kitchen.


  2. Medrith says:

    The Invisible Spirit Kraken of Writing!! LOVE IT!!! There is no Invisible Spirit Kraken of Painting, alas. We have our Muses, mine has a snappy suit and a big old beard. A Kraken would be great, he could hold a lot of gear in his tentacles. As it is I sometimes have to schlep mine in a rusty old Radio Flyer and it looks dumb.


    • Kate says:

      The Invisible Writing Kraken is actually in the pay of my muse – also a gentleman muse. He leaves the Kraken under the desk to keep me in line when he is off wandering around. Like a tentacled pit bull.

      Wow, being a traveling writer is much easier than being a painter! I have a Buke that fits in a nice little purse-sized case, and can always fall back on a pad and a pen at need. Though Radio Flyers are undeniably cool.


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