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Masks 14 Published!

My Fourteenth Masks book has been brought out by Doppler Press, through Amazon:
There is added material in this version over what was posted on Big Closet, and previous material was rewritten.
This is largely a "What are they doing?" story, but what they're doing includes learning to be a newly-minted woman, how to fight crime as a superhero and various supers catching up with friends and acquaintances. There's also an amoral shapeshifter tasked by the President to rally various supers to fight an upcoming alien invasion. Besides all the "boring, bureaucratic stuff" involved in getting the world ready for said invasion. :-^)
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Rod2Wolf

No Con Job

I (along with many others) was supposed to be heading to ConGlomeration, in Louisville, today. 

This was supposed to be the last ConGlomeration. Since it was canceled, and not rescheduled, that means last year was the last.
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Masks 11 Published!

By coincidence (it was a surprise to me last night) Doppler Press has released the eleventh Masks story just after I finished posting the preliminary version of the twenty-third:
As always, the "official" version was rewritten and has additional material added. Some of the changes were in response to reader comments on the first version. 
This story opens with one of my favorite sequences: Template flying with her baby. It has several other sequences I am proud of, as well as one of the best Masks plots overall.
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Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry oodellieoop!

Spoiler Warning for an episode of the old Dick Van Dyke Show! (Yes, for a comedy from the early Sixties. Of course, I only saw the episode once, decades ago, so could have some of the details wrong.)


Dick has to work late at the office for a holiday special. He hears a strange noise. Oodellieoop! He realizes it's coming from outside the skyscraper. He looks out the window and sees a flying saucer go by!

The next day no-one at the office believes him.

That night the same thing happens. This time he sees the flying saucer go in a window of the building. He locates the office, and finds two guys in lab coats working on a radio-controlled toy flying saucer intended for a special holiday display at one of the big stores. They are a bit upset at being found out, but once Dick agrees to keep it secret they are actually glad to have someone to show off to. They even let him fly it around their lab. One says, enthustiastically "Push that button!"

The saucer proudly proclaims "Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry oodellieoop!"

There's still a few bugs. :-)
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