Celia's Audience with the King has gone through the first stages of revision. The first version insinuated a romance between Celia and Tregoning. Celia's relationship with the foolish Dr. Tregoning hasn't developed that far in the short story.
I'm happy with the proof copy of The Pirates of Genevieve's Reach from createspace. On to editing. I first thought of this story when Ted (who is now 31) was born. The character Daphne in the novel is one that my mind returns to often. She is complicated and damaged, sensitive yet daring. Matching wits with a computer and the computer-like man who tends the machine offers much conflict.
Using the exercises for setting on Saturday pricked up my attention to detail while editing a late night collection from the last few weeks of school. The intrusion of technology inspired this science fiction fantasy--a theme and character woven into Genevieve's Reach. The interior setting of the large, gray-toned laboratory that is more like a warehouse has rattled around in my brain for over half my life. Where did this huge room with low lights and a threatening atmosphere exist in my past? I hope I've described it with some clarity.
J D Cooper
Author of the Lilac Hill series, The Portia Journal, other novels and countless short stories