Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Honey Month, Day 22 (2/22/2011)

Two things to add. First, the link to Amal's DVD extras is live. Second, I am pleased to announce that I am now writing reviews of the work of a Nebula nominee - Amal has been nominated in the short story category. The story in question is here, and though it has nothing to do with vampires, I've read it, and it's good. So, many congrats, Amal!

"Day 22 - Malaysian Rainforest Honey

Colour: Opaque, creamy orange-brown - a bit like pale caramel, slightly warm.

Smell: Cold wet flowers tangled in syrup.

Taste: A very water honey, strange because it's very crystallised, but it's as if the crystals are floating in wetness. It tastes like candy - the hard kind that come in bright colours, individual wrappers. That, and violets - the scent of violets."

Another piece of magical realism. This one is a fragment, and it cries out for a continuation - it's the beginning of something much longer. It doesn't fit in with the other scraps that cry out for continuation - it's something entirely its own; but it doesn't stand on its own.