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I have to commend dear Nora Weston for tackling X. She's written a beautiful poem, so do leave a comment. I'll give her the floor for this introduction:
X marks the spot? X-rays or maybe xylophones could have been my
topic for X-day. I considered Xi, which has many meanings, like being a Greek
letter and an ancient Chinese state during the Shang and Zhou Dynasties, but no…none of those x-words would do. Xylotrya—a genus of marine bivalves andxyridaceae, plantsoftropicaltotemperateregions and usually found inwetplaces,
were also at the top of my list. Then,
I came upon Xenolith, which is a piece of rock of different
origin from the igneous rock in which it is implanted,
and it just sounded right. I did spin this into a science fiction piece, so if
it sounds “out there,” that’s why! Thanks to Mysti, I am now aware of many
x-words that I never knew existed.
Nora Weston’s fiction and
poetry slips in-between and all around science fiction, fantasy, and
horror. The most terrifying things Nora has encountered are
teenagers...with driving permits, and she’s taught five of these frightening
creatures to drive. Her publishing credits include the novels Guardian
2632 and The Twelfth Paladin, plus anthologies, magazines, and e-zines.
Themes found in Nora’s work relate to good against evil, Internet safety, the
powerful consequences for one’s actions, and the ability we all possess to
improve the world. She’s had the pleasure of reaching people through the
airwaves on radio stations throughout the US. Currently, Nora’s work appears
in Crack the Spine and Bête Noire. Feel free to download
previous interviews and segments from Blog Talk Radio’s Not Picture Perfect,
plus B.K. Walker has interviewed Nora at Blog Talk Radio as well.