Author Archives: Pam Bliss

there’s a tree growing on my car

There’s a tree growing on my car, in the crevice where the rear deck meets the backlight.  I think it’s a silver maple. I’m sure this is a metaphor for something, but I’m not sure what, and it’s not going … Continue reading

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our romantic couple

Every comics cast needs at least one romantic couple, and Kekionga’s resident sweethearts are Iowa Ginsberg, sorcerer’s apprentice (well, Librarian’s apprentice, but why quibble), and her Best Fella, Jack Swann, rookie superhero and all around Good Guy.  They’re looking pretty … Continue reading

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the hardest (or easiest) part of any storytelling project

This is, of course, the matter of the title.  Maybe one of every five or six stories I write come with an excellent title attached to the original idea. (Night Patrol on Mystery Hill, I am talking about you.  Also … Continue reading

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cool camera!

Start with an oooh, and stretch it way out: “Oooh … cool camera!”. It is, rather– the F3T is the titanium bodied version of the great Nikon F3 all manual pro camera of the early 1980s.  It was super strong … Continue reading

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fortune cookie fortunes

For reasons that will become clear eventually, I have been collecting genuine fortune cookie fortunes from off the internet.  Here are a few good ones that I won’t be using in my new story. “Your shoes will make you happy … Continue reading

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today at target

All the diet soda in the world!  Also sweatpant shorts, protein bars ($5 Target card if you buy 3), and one of those little RFID blocking things you put in your wallet to keep identity thieves from stealing your credit … Continue reading

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does a dog have buddha nature?

In my phone’s picture roll today, a cat may not look at a king, but accidental positioning made it seem like a dog was looking at Budai, or Ho Tei, the folkloric figure people call the Laughing Buddha.  (Kekionga fans … Continue reading

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on the events of the day

On the events of June 26th, 2015 This blog was designed from the beginning to be non political. Indeed, one of its primary goals was to be a safe haven from politics, a quotidian quiet spot to consider words and … Continue reading

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the magenta ghost

Once again, a certain house I know and love (not my own residence, thank whatever) has made yet another of my cameras change its white balance without warning.  Today the camera was my faithful phone camera, and it happened in … Continue reading

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sorunku

Sorunku. Sorunku. Sorunku.  This is my new favorite word in the whole wide world, even though I have no idea what it means.  This is a Swedish matchbook label (according to reverse Google image search), so you may be excused … Continue reading

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