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Grayson Wright
If you think it'll help, sure.
Wed Aug 1, 2018 19:16

How was your summer was, Gray thought, a somewhat complicated question, at least if one did not simply say ‘fine’ and drop the subject. Since there was little else to discuss on the first day of school, saying ‘fine’ and dropping the subject was perhaps not the best idea. Luckily, the librarian gave him a clear follow-up question which was easier to answer.

“In a manner of speaking, yes,” he said. “I started out with juvenilia from the 1820s and 30s – mostly people who grew up and wrote other stuff as adults, some who just…constructed these elaborate worlds by themselves as kids and that was that. I brought some of it along if you want to take a look,” he added, remembering that Tarquin had admitted a liking for the nineteenth century. “And later, I was reading a lot, but unpublished stuff – I, er, was at a sort of camp. For writers.”

He lowered his voice slightly as he admitted this, though he knew there was no real reason to do so. He still had a few fans, and the awards were on the books – anyone could stumble across the information at any time. It had been a very long time since his scribbling had been primarily a private enterprise pursued during gaps in classes – honestly, it had pretty much been since he had been convinced to write that play for the Aladren Concert group in school, when the old-time cycle of Midsummer observations had first been brought back. It had also been a perfectly respectable – well, legitimate, anyway – way to make a living; there was no reason to be ashamed of it. It just…seemed a bit frivolous, somehow, in an academy, particularly when he thought about how very frivolous his writing had been the last time he’d lived here, even though it made no sense to try to link the two things together.

“In Vermont,” he added. “And I think there were days I was the only sober person on the grounds. But I got to read some interesting stuff while it was developing, so that was good. How about you? Any interesting finds?”

  • Should we panic?Tarquin Fox-Reynolds, Wed Aug 1 07:13
    Summer had been very enjoyable. For the first time in a long time, he and Danny had had a holiday that was just the two of them. In spite of both their children being adults, they had still tended to ... more
    • If you think it'll help, sure. — Grayson Wright, Wed Aug 1 19:16
      • I fear change. And sexy vampires.Tarquin Fox-Reynolds, Sun Aug 12 05:36
        “Oh, very much so. Thank you,” Tarquin smiled. He was not given to overly animated facial expressions but he did both look and sound very genuinely pleased and excited at the fact that not only had... more
        • Change is...not my favorite thing, either.Grayson Wright, Tue Aug 14 12:47
          “Somewhat,” said Gray, shrugging a tad indifferently, on the subject of whether or not it had been productive as well as interesting. “I’m trying to get used to working in prose, there were some... more
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