Entries by Mary Maddox

How Rad Entered the Story

Talion began as a novella about a friendship between teenage girls from very different backgrounds. The story dragged, weighed down by exposition of the characters’ pasts and a present where the conflict arose from their general distrust of one another. Nothing was happening! I came to realize the plot needed a catalyst, a threat that […]

Is She Crazy or What?

Some readers have asked me what Talion is supposed to be: a symptom of Lu’s psychosis? a supernatural being? an angel? Talion and his cohorts are none of these things entirely. Lu’s senses tell her they exist, but others do not see or hear them. A psychitrist would not doubt label her psychotic. They are […]

Welcome

This is the journal of my creative life. Much of it centers on my fiction, but my views of literature and the world will inevitably come into view. DWYQP8B3SFH8