When Thomas Thurman was a child, his ambition was to write storybooks. Many other things got in the way, including owning three cats, ringing tower bells, writing sonnets, moving to Cambridge, becoming a parent, unexpectedly emigrating to Pennsylvania, learning to make fudge, and maintaining interesting but obscure parts of computer systems. Nevertheless, he is still writing.
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Not Ordinarily Borrowable
by Thomas Thurman
Price: $1.99 USD. 15950 words.
Published on December 11, 2009. Fiction.
Maria is occupied with trying to earn her doctorate, and she's far too busy for adventures. But when the library books she needs are unexpectedly borrowed (by a dragon) she finds herself on a quest to find the books, the dragon, a sword, courage, and the greatest cake recipe in the world... not to mention the last chapter of her thesis.
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- Five Stages of Grief
on April 07, 2013
Two ex-girlfriends of an abusive woman hook up at her wedding and leave together. The story follows their lives over the next few years as their abuser attempts to deal with losing control over both of them, through the five stages of the title. This is a cohesive work whose characters are drawn simply but well. Its use of a number of forms-- simple narrative, email, transcribed telephone call-- manages to feel slick rather than experimental. There are explicit sex scenes which avoid the trap of seeming gratuitous. My only major complaint with the story is that the ending wasn't entirely satisfying as a resolution. Then again, perhaps that means there will be sequels. Recommended.