Time for a long winter’s nap

I visited Hillary Jacques blog, today, where she described the descent of winter on her Alaskan town. And then she asked the question, “What is your winter like? Is it a season or a feeling? How do you escape?”

Here was my response:

In Vancouver, winter is perpetual grayness. The kind of gray that makes you draw the curtains closed and use candles as pathetic stand-ins for the sun. A dark, wet gray that sucks out your soul and spits it back in tattered pieces to mingle with the rain and wash into the sewers and out to the sea, and we all flee to places like Mexico or Hawaii or Florida, where our souls have regrouped and are waiting for us on the beach.

Typical late fall/early winter day in our neighborhood.

Nearby soccer field, where kids play soccer all winter long. (In Vancouver, soccer is considered a winter sport.)

For those who are waiting to read Valknut: The Binding, I am still on track to publish in early December.

And now, back to my little candlelit cell, where I will slavishly edit and format and dream of summer sun.

About Marie Loughin

I love reading, writing, and editing speculative fiction of all sorts. My current focus is on writing contemporary fantasy, where I get to play god with characters from myth and legend. My Norse-based urban fantasy, Valknut: The Binding, is available at Kindle Books and other e-book retailers. You can find me at my blog (marieloughin.com) and on Twitter (@mmloughin).
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2 Responses to Time for a long winter’s nap

  1. RobynC says:

    Seriously; Much as I love you, Girlfriend– I’m finding it nearly impossible to put together any sort of sympathy for your Winter soujourn in Vancouver…. A place people aspire to vacation to because of all the international overlap and cultural flavors… 😛

  2. You can say that. You live in South Carolina, land of sunshine and barbecue :p

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