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Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Tuesday March 23, 2004. Speculations Reading by Jason D. Wittman at DreamHaven Books. He's had two paid publications so far; but one was to Scifiction, currently the highest paying short spec-fic market. And I gather he's submitting regularly.

I missed the first story. The second was a ghost story titled "Nine Rooms".

***Writing: There's an oldish joke about a man marooned on a desert island with six women. It's decided that he will spend one day with each woman, with Sunday off. At first, it's a dream come true; but after a while, he starts looking forward to Sunday.

And then, one day, another ship sinks; and one survivor reaches the desert island.

"Thank God!" our hero says. "You don't know how glad I am to see another man!"

The newcomer says "So am I, darling."

"Well, there go my Sundays."

One character in "Well Met..." will get what he always dreamed of, and more.

I've pared the story down farther, so there should be room for this.
* Aura - Ambient Sound of Virgin Wood
for Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
The program shows its icon near system watches and plays real godlike
sounds of virgin wood (LT)

Whoever translated this from Russian didn't realize that "forest" and "wood" aren't exact synonyms. I don't know what "godlike" is intended to mean. Spiritual, perhaps.
From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php
Public Release: 23-Mar-2004
There be dragons: New deep-sea predator species discovered
Dr. Tracey Sutton, a fish ecologist at the HARBOR BRANCH Oceanographic Institution in Ft. Pierce, Fla., has discovered a new species in a bizarre and elusive family of deep-sea predatory fish known collectively as dragonfish. The find, reported in the current issue of the journal Copeia, is the first new dragonfish species discovered in more than a decade.
Office of Ocean Exploration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The full press release has photos of an impressively ugly creature with many sharp teeth.

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