Do not tease the skunk (fans)

My day starts somewhere before four and five; I have always been wired to rise early, but just lately life at my place has been organized around the break of dawn. By six I am out the door and off to the cafe, where I greet the other morning peeps before sitting down to write fic for a couple hours. The reward for this restructuring has been increased fic-writing time for me, a more pleasant shape to my weekends, more sleep … and more encounters with the dregs of the local feral nightlife.

I have been promising you this skunk (or possibly quasar) pic. I have had another sighting since I took it, but he was outdoors (of course) and I was in, and it was night in any case. But dawn is coming earlier; I expect to improve on this before the season’s out.


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About Alyx Dellamonica

After twenty-two years in Vancouver, B.C., I've recently moved to Toronto Ontario, where I make my living writing science fiction and fantasy; I also review books and teach writing online at UCLA. I'm a legally married lesbian, a coffee snob, and I wake up at an appallingly early hour.

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