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I've been waiting to make this announcement!

My dear [livejournal.com profile] asakiyume's story "Tilia Songbird" is now live at GigaNotoSaurus. By sheer kismet masquerading as mere coincidence, I got to read an earlier version of this fantasy not knowing who had written it. I loved it from page one. When I found out who the author was, my heart nearly burst with joy, just like when you read a story and the ending is both perfect and completely unexpected.

“I wanted you to know me,” the girl said, tracing the door jamb with the feather. “Now you know who I am.” Then she was gone.

It is such a pleasure to know Tilia. Read her story as soon as you can!

 

Date: 2012-05-01 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] csecooney.livejournal.com
Oh, goody! I just wrote my own post about it. Wasn't it great? I just want to burble with someone else burbly.

Wasn't it all so familiar? Like looking through a window to a world you knew? And recognizing its players? But helpless to help them, and only hope - hope! - that the window-maker was less cynical and more compassionate than you? And that, because she'd given us Tilia, she MUST be? And trust her?

I loved this story.

Date: 2012-05-01 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cafenowhere.livejournal.com
So many things to love and admire about this story! I loved Anj, trying so hard to be ruthless, then at least clever, and finally just hopelessly heroic, when she'd been seduced--SEDUCED--from page one, just like I was.

Date: 2012-05-01 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] csecooney.livejournal.com
SEDUCED! That's right! I never even thought about it like that before. As if Tilia knew she had to SHOW HERSELF, in all her inexplicable and breathtaking and vulnerable glory, before the crap hit the fan. And the narrator was hers from the song on. Because that song CAME from Tilia FOR Anj, sure as the song with the hen and the Worthy's wife was for THEM.

Date: 2012-05-01 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cafenowhere.livejournal.com
Oh, all the little tidbits so carefully and naturally placed in the story, which then turn out to have been big, plotworthy details...The author is like Tilia herself in that regard, setting us up so inevitably and we don't even notice until it's too late!

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