Monthly Archives: October 2012

It’s Halloween!

Kage Baker loved Halloween. It was her favourite holiday – even more than Christmas. What she loved most about it was the air of nocturnal license, I think. Kage was thoroughly diurnal, and not usually given to running about in … Continue reading

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It’s October 30th?

Kage Baker, while one of those people who could not read or follow a clock to save her soul, nonetheless had a weirdly accurate innate calender function. I think it was like the directions thing – she couldn’t tell left … Continue reading

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Mad Monday

Kage Baker would have rolled her eyes, flapped her hands and written off today. It’s been a bitch. I have a head ache, a stomach ache, fever chills and cramps in all my arms and legs. I have no idea … Continue reading

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Friday Night Excitement

Kage Baker. And it’s her season – less than a week to Halloween, and the night is full of weird lights and crazed children. The winds are back and gusting, there are more lights on the porches every night, tombstones … Continue reading

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The Wind

Kage Baker loved the autumnal wind storms. We get such, in the coastal areas of California. They’re exciting, primal and fierce and threatening calamity. Sometimes it’s the relentless breath of the desert, when hot winds flow out over the land … Continue reading

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This Must Stop

Kage Baker told me, in that last bizarre, crowded week of her life, that she was grateful to be going before any more of her friends died. She hadn’t like reaching that age where friends and relations were moving on … Continue reading

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Unusual Personal Aspects of Writing, Part I

Kage Baker, like most writers, carefully constructed an optimum place and method to keep herself isolated enough to write. As a teenager, she moved into the topmost point of Momma’s house: a semi-cupola known as The Tower. Kage dwelt up … Continue reading

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