We saw the new Harry Potter movie today. It’s good cinema and a solid addition to the series, but the storytelling did stall a bit here and there and we’d forgotten some of the secondary characters and plot lines, which made aspects a little murky for casual HP fans like us, but it was certainly worth seeing.
1. Read stories at Liberty Hall. The quality of the stories this time is amazing.
2. Wrote a 90 minute flash for Show Me Your Lits.
3. Submitted a twitter fiction to Seedpod.
4. Reviewed proof of “Dog Days” for State of Imagination. They changed my opening, which was a bit experimental for their tastes. I’m not happy with the new opening (too passive), so will have to put on my thinking cap and come up with a compromise, I think.
5. Worked on letter templates for the Triangulation Anthology.
Finally, I’m interested in what folks think about the Wikileaks situation. Some of the recently leaked diplomatic documents may well have compromised people’s safety, but by and large appear to be back room deals and good-old-boy chatter. Is diplomatic transparency more helpful than dangerous or vice versa? My own feeling, initially, is that if diplomats can’t discuss options openly, maybe they shouldn’t be options at all. As Janice Joplin could have said, “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to hide.”