May 15th, 2010


The Edge of Propinquity - Issue 53

Issue 53: May 2010

Welcome to the Edge of Propinquity. Issue 53 is now published. As spring moves towards summer and the weather heats up, so do our stories. This month was have a tragic fire, a war of words, the beginning of something new, a long overdue confrontation and a lost man finding a place in the world.

Four Visitors – Duality, Part Two - by Rick Silva AKA shaharazad
Solstice - Spring, Part Five - by Ivan Ewert AKA ivan23
Mnemosyne - Something Real - by Nick Bergeron
Sparrow Hill Road - El Viento del Diablo - by Seanan McGuire AKA seanan_mcguire
Guest Author - Little Sparrow Girl by Jennifer Rachel Baumer

Have you ever looked over the edge and seen something looking back at you?

Jennifer Brozek
Editor, The Edge of Propinquity

I Have a Heather!

For years I have tried to convince Heather to move up to the Pacific Northwest. Every time she visited, she loved the weather, my friends, the location, the air quality and seeing me. It was clear she would like living here. Recently, things changed in her job and the multiyear contract her company had had came to an end. She was laid off and parted ways from that company and boss in good humor because the last time she came to visit, the stars aligned and made it the perfect time for her to move.

Now she is here and I am happy dancing all over the place.

Of course, since we have been long distance best friends for years, both of us are doing the "what if she doesn't like me now that we can visit each other more than 3-4 times a year?" Silly but understandable. We're both old enough to understand how close quarters could dull the shine off of any friendship. However, she's got her own place and we understand each other's quirks. Hell, we've seen each other at our worst – she was here for me when I had surgery and I was there for her emergency surgery. Not to mention her being my maid of honor and being adopted by my parents as a kid after her heroic efforts.

She's been over almost every day this week and it has been a real pleasure. My husband likes her. Even my shy cats like her. I enjoy having her around. We both have our own (internet) lives and she is one of the few females I am willing to go shopping with.

If I were to ever have a hetero life mate (or whatever they are calling it these days), it would be Heather and now she lives up here. If there is an apocalypse now, I won't have to run off to Sacramento to get her and we can go to Grants Pass together.

Of course, we'll be having a "Welcome to Seattle Party" for Heather soon. Mark your calendars for June 5th or 6th. The theme will be "The Apocalypse." We'll be pulling out all our old apocalypse supplies for people to examine, use, taste, etc… since they are over 5 years old now and need to be replaced. Experience is a wonderful thing. It's gonna be a good party.

From my last visit to Sacramento in late 2009. Now we're going to have to figure out when to take our customary picture since she's here.