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"Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« on: May 31, 2011, 04:09:00 PM »
I already posted about this on Facebook, so many Hypnos Forum regulars have already seen this, but here's my "brag" for those of you who missed it.

A science fiction short story of mine was published today at a science fiction, fantasy and horror webzine called Electric Spec. The story is "Remodel With Swan Parts," and it's available here:

http://www.electricspec.com/issues/volume-6-issue-2-may-31-2011/remodel-with-swan-parts-by-michael-griffin.asp

Of my story, the editors of Electric Spec say:
And for those of you who are wondering just how far the trend of botox and boob jobs will go, check out "Remodel with Swan Parts" by Michael Griffin. Safe to say, the trend ain't pretty.

Thanks for the comments, notes and pats on the back delivered via Facebook today.
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011, 06:54:14 PM »
Way to go Mike....
that was a great story......hope to see many more stories from you in the future:)...

BTW..I have to ask, how do you juggle music and writing at the same time???
for me to concentrate on my writing, I had to put my music on the back burner for now ....
you sir, are an awesome man...
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2011, 08:32:22 PM »
Very nice!  I love it when "a current trend" takes an unfortunate turn!  8)
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 06:04:18 AM »
Way to go Mike....
that was a great story......hope to see many more stories from you in the future:)...

BTW..I have to ask, how do you juggle music and writing at the same time???
for me to concentrate on my writing, I had to put my music on the back burner for now ....
you sir, are an awesome man...


Thanks Darren!

I really don't juggle music and writing at the same time. I have separate times set aside for each. And as far as "music," there's the music-related activities of running Hypnos, which I've been keeping up on as usual, and the music-related activities of making my own new recordings, which I've basically put on the back burner too, for a while.
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2011, 06:04:45 AM »
Very nice!  I love it when "a current trend" takes an unfortunate turn!  8)

Thanks, Cromag -- I appreciate the comment.

Mike
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011, 07:13:40 AM »
A thought provoking story. Since writers usually write from what they know,
I'm already curious to see Lena's next avatar photo.      :o

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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2011, 07:19:34 AM »
A thought provoking story. Since writers usually write from what they know,
I'm already curious to see Lena's next avatar photo.      :o

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o  LOL!

I'm half way through reading it - Love it so far.  Well done!
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2011, 08:26:58 AM »
A thought provoking story. Since writers usually write from what they know,
I'm already curious to see Lena's next avatar photo.      :o


I used a bit of artistic license. Lena's had no more than 5 major surgeries in the past year.  ;)
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2011, 08:29:15 AM »
A thought provoking story. Since writers usually write from what they know,
I'm already curious to see Lena's next avatar photo.      :o

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o  LOL!

I'm half way through reading it - Love it so far.  Well done!


Thanks, John. That might be the most cockeyed smileys I've ever been awarded!
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2011, 09:03:13 AM »
My avatar photo IS what I look like now.
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2011, 09:04:46 AM »
Lena - that's so funny!  I look like my avatar too!
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2011, 09:58:21 AM »
That surgery really did a number on your nose, John.
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2011, 01:12:38 PM »
Great story, Mike! Well done.   8)
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2011, 01:21:36 PM »
Thanks for checking it out, Harry. Glad you liked it.
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2011, 02:22:21 PM »
That surgery really did a number on your nose, John.

That made my day!   :-)
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2011, 04:50:34 AM »
nice story Mike, enjoyed reading it.

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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2011, 06:52:43 AM »
I finished reading the story - it is truly excellent work, Mike! 
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2011, 08:25:32 AM »
Thanks, guys.

I was just telling John that even though I've grown accustomed to sending my music-related projects out into the world, it's a new experience to put my writing out there. I've actually been writing most of my life, while music-making is a newer thing for me, so this is fun.
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Re: "Remodel With Swan Parts" published today
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2011, 08:46:23 AM »
File this under " you know you're getting older when " ... you say you're newer at releasing music and you launched an amazing ambient label 15 years ago... ;-)

And yeah - I've been playing piano for over 35 years now...  it's weird when you switch from "years ago" to "decades ago"!!!
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