Shades of Memory

Once upon a bright Californian desert, I lived in fear of the sun. That fear might have been inspired by an incident with a seat buckle when I was a toddler. Back then, car seats exposed more metal than what's allowed today. I don't remember the incident but know I witnessed my sister burn on… Continue reading Shades of Memory

Self-Propellent to a Mile High Convention

a plane's wing with the sunlit sky in the background

Hello, This is a different type of post than I've written before. Below is an excerpt from my GoFundMe fundraiser. MileHiCon  is an annual literary speculative fiction (science fiction and fantasy) event in Colorado. It's not a huge event like WorldCon (a literary event) or ComicCon (for comics, often focused on speculative fiction), making it… Continue reading Self-Propellent to a Mile High Convention

Water Cooler and Other Writing Forums

Empty seats in an industrial office setting

Does anyone else remember chats at the office water cooler? I was looking for images for this post and realized that mainstream corporate culture has changed so much that maybe people hovering in a corner at breaks for a chance to talk about personal issues with less of a risk of a disciplinary meeting is… Continue reading Water Cooler and Other Writing Forums

Glimmer: Voices Left Behind

Illustration of flowery symbols in a chickadee

"Voices Left Behind" Nonfiction by A.L. My father-in-law was told after a war injury that he would never walk again. He walks. My aunt was told that she died years ago. She lives. I have known people who believe that once broken, one is broken forever. Yet I heal. Don’t listen to the voices that… Continue reading Glimmer: Voices Left Behind

Settling Into a New Webspace

Grounded crow with wings spread

Welcome to Shadows in Mind This new blog for A.M. Lynn is starting fresh after more than eight years of false starts and interruptions. Did you notice the URL for this site? It's finally shadowsinmind.net instead of a .wordpress domain name. Who's A.M. Lynn? Let's make sure you know me. My byline for long narratives… Continue reading Settling Into a New Webspace