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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Places You Haunt 
14th-Jul-2005 10:10 am
I nutshelled! Go me!

Read: I was able to describe Places You Haunt - the Tam Lin aspect, at least - to mgrasso in very brief!

So. Here.

Places You Haunt is told through the viewpoint of Sara, who's lived in Vegas for four years and become a best friend to Doodle and a mother figure to his adopted daughter, Kaylin - the birth-daughter of my seven-years-dead Janet and Tam Lin characters.

Seven years. Which means the time for the tithe is coming 'round again.

Sara knew life around here was weird, but not *how* weird - not until Doodle's old friends, the people who were *there* seven years ago and fled in defeat and disgrace, start returning, and through them she starts piecing together what happened.


It's also my examination of how stories, legends, begin; how people retroactively become heroes; the nature of story and cycles and the under-magic of things and places.

I should bring the story-so-far on the plane and see if I get sparked to wander some more in that world.

My problem: I have too many stories all competing for the front burner...
14th-Jul-2005 07:49 am (UTC)
the tithe???
14th-Jul-2005 07:52 am (UTC)
Every seven years, a tithe to hell must be paid. Last time around, it was our Tam Line character.
14th-Jul-2005 07:55 am (UTC)
Lin. Fucking inability to edit comments.
14th-Jul-2005 08:16 am (UTC)
the tithe is usually the life of a character?
14th-Jul-2005 08:17 am (UTC)
and what happens if you don't pay it?
14th-Jul-2005 09:26 am (UTC)
Good question. Pamela Dean had the following answer: ("she" of course is the fairy queen. "They" including Nick, Robin, and Kit are members of her court. The "department" is also essentially her court. It's Tam Lin who is speaking.)

"They think she has to pay more next time. They aren't sure. Some of them say there were two victims, one year, and some of them say that was something else; I don't know what. Robin says it's harder for her to control the department after she's missed a payment. Kit says that's nonsense, but Nick agrees with Robin. I don't know. It's like researching Renaissance Italy."

14th-Jul-2005 08:13 am (UTC) - My pillow!!
I totally forgot to remind you: did you pack my pillow? Should I go comment on Yendi's LJ?
14th-Jul-2005 08:52 am (UTC)
My problem: I have too many stories all competing for the front burner...

This is a mean issue I've been tackling. And all of 'em are stories that need research done to get it right. My inner sanctum of fiction is getting cluttered. Laundry time...
14th-Jul-2005 09:09 am (UTC)
Please do. I just went back and reread the whole thing from the first post. I'd forgotten how much I liked it. Very different from Shayara, but in a good way. I'd be thrilled to see more.
14th-Jul-2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
who would you marry on livejournal? by beka_85
partners nameplacesyouhaunt
Quiz created with MemeGen!

Just thought you should know.
15th-Jul-2005 07:43 am (UTC)
Ha! :)
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