UPDATED Livestream: Egyptian Museum Virtual Tour [Patrons Only]

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I’m heading back to San Jose and plan to visit the Egyptian Museum once again. This time I’m giving a virtual tour of my favorite artifacts and exhibits in the museum for my patrons. The livestream begins Saturday, August 18th, at 11:15am Pacific time and you can watch it later if you can’t watch it live.

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Monthly Microfiction – July 2018 [Patrons Only]

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Content Warning: This one got dark at the end, unexpectedly…

“This is our family tree,” Esmee said. “And each leaf represents one of us.”

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The Poppy War by R F Kuang

Tempest Challenge – The Poppy War by R F Kuang [Patrons Only]

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The second July Tempest Challenge book is The Poppy War by R F Kuang!

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The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Tempest Challenge – The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton [Patrons Only]

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The first July Tempest Challenge book is The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton!

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The Refrigerator Monologues by Cathrynne M Valente

Tempest Challenge – The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente [Patrons Only]

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The June Tempest Challenge book is The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente!

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Monthly Microfiction – June 2018 [Patrons Only]

Preppy Girl With Notebook, Antlers, And A Cup Of Tea[1]

Bob? Bob! Explain this to me. Why is this in our stock photo catelogue, Bob? What would this possibly sell or illuminate or illustrate?

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Footnotes

  1. Normally I link to the artist or source of these images, but I have no idea where this came from….[]
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Section 2 | Chapter 14 – #PyramidsAndPunk [Patrons Only]

This post is accessible to ALL patrons for a few reasons. First being that it’s been a few months since I’ve been able to deliver stuff to y’all consistently, and I want to thank you for your patience regarding that. Second, this chapter should be able to stand alone if you’re at all familiar with the world and the basics of the story. Third, I’m at the end of section 2 and I AM SO THRILLED TO FINALLY BE HERE and I wanna share my joy with everyone. Thanks to all the folks who’ve stuck with me through the very quiet months. :)

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Chapter 14

A shade after emerging from the world of night, born again from the womb of Nut, the Kheper-sun’s rays reached into the Beetle Bay, lighting up the seven scarab heads aligned just so to catch the earliest morning light. The light and heat grew stronger, and from within ushabAny’s machine Ibi could sense the steam begin to course through the pipes. It had taken several days of meditating while in zepitep with Atet for her to become sensitive enough to subtle energies within and around her body to identify them. Next step would be learning how to manipulate those energies. That would come later. Right now she focused on her breath, slowly pulling the air into her lungs and controlling the release, all in an effort not to let anxiety overwhelm her.

The steam pressure inside reached the optimal level and six ready bells sounded up and down the Bay.

:Let’s go,: she pulsed to all the ushabs. All seven copper scarabs of the High House rose up on their legs, stepped out of their berths, performed perfect 90 degree turns, and walked out of the Bay together into the morning light.

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Section 2 | Chapter 13 – #PyramidsAndPunk [Patrons Only]

Finally. FINALLY. I have been able to get back to writing. And this long, long overdue chapter is done. I will not blame you if you cannot remember where we left off. Click here for the TOC up to this point – only works for Patreon supporters at the $10 or up levels. (By this time next month all the chapters will be here on the Tempest blog.) On to the chapter!

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Chapter 13

After leaving Apepi’s suite, Nebthetaru didn’t make Ziwat wait long before answering the unspoken question between them.

“I won’t stand in the way of your plan,” the older kinswoman said without preamble. “You have enough support among the others that me holding firm against this would divide us in ways that are, ultimately, not to the benefit of the Kinswomen or the High House.”

“Does this mean you’ll speak in support of it?”

“No.”

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[Patrons Only] Review of Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia | Tempest Challenge patron level

This month’s video review is of Prime Meridian, a novella some of you on the $3/month level and above got as a backer reward. Those of you who did, I hope you enjoy! Those who did not, I’m here to let you in on why you should pre-order it post haste.

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