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Rena Reed Burton

Writer of Speculative Fiction

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Teaser #18

"Who requested me?" Garv asked, though he thought he could make a good guess. "The chief councilor himself." Right the first time. "Did...

Teaser #17

She planned her moves in advance. With a long drop to the ground she had to anticipate as many possible mistakes as she could. At the...

Teaser #16

As her days in Moreth accumulated, Alfyra formed a more precise picture of the situation there. In all her letters Lydda had spoken of...

What It's All About

It occurs to me that, while teasing you with excerpts from REDISCOVERED, I have never provided you with a context for them--never...

Teaser #15

Aven had known that the priestess would disapprove of her choice, but she had thought Alfyra would have no option but to accept it...

Teaser #14

Kort grabbed the bow from the hand of the boy closest to him, snatched an arrow from among several stuck in the ground near them, nocked,...

Teaser Number 13

Now one of the diggers tossed his shovel out of the grave and climbed out after it, announcing, "We've reached him, your majesty." The...

TYPOS NUMBER TWO

My typing hasn't improved since I last listed some of my boneheaded typos. In the intervening weeks I produced the following gems. I'll...

TEASER NUMBER TWELVE

She had showed no remorse at her trial. "I have spent my whole life combating wickedness," she declared when invited to speak in her own...

WRITING SUBCONSCIOUSLY

Whenever I've written a piece of fiction, I've discovered after completing it that there is meaning in it which I didn't consciously...

TEASER NUMBER ELEVEN

He knew where to go. Not many streets away there was a stairway down to a cellar with doors at top and bottom that had faulty locks....

BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN

Hello there again! In my initial post, LIFTOFF, I stated that I expected to have my novel, REDISCOVERED, available by Christmas. This...

TEASER NUMBER TEN

Norvys sat in the lord's place behind the big table in the ministerium when she entered. The man who rose with him to greet her was clad...

TEASER NUMBER NINE

(This isn't exactly a teaser. It doesn't provide even a hint of a clue to the plot of the novel. But it's one of my favorite passages in...

TEASER NUMBER EIGHT

He set out in the direction of the city, assuming that Reynold had done the same. It was what Reynold had come for, after all. Almost...

TEASER NUMBER SEVEN

Kort nodded curtly, turned his back and retreated, not knowing and not caring if he was making his exit according to protocol. Behind him...

A PEEK AT HE PROCESS #2: THRYFFS

In an early draft of REDISCOVERED, the inhabitants of my alien planet rode aloft on giant birds called thryffs. I liked thryffs, which...

TEASER NUMBER SIX

His chin sank on his chest and he began to snore. Everyone else had left the hall by then. Last gong had sounded some time ago, prompting...

TEASER NUMBER FIVE

The fourth enclosure was deeper than the others. It appeared to be empty until she saw a fifth panel at the back and realized that it...

A PIECE OF FLASH FICTION

Flash fiction is fiction ranging from 50 to 1000 words long. It's very popular with fans of science fiction and fantasy just now. Whole...

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