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Hello! I'm a writer from central New York who has bipolar disorder. Among other topics, I write about mental illness and writing. I have short stories published in Lynx Eye, Lost Coast Review, The Outrider Review, Sliver of Stone Magazine, The Mondegreen, The Linnet's Wings, Cobalt Review, Breath & Shadow, The Round Up, Postscripts to Darkness, Masque & Spectacle, and several other journals. I have a poem in The Poeming Pigeon, essays about mental illness in The Ram Boutique and Amygdala Literary Magazine, and an essay in Parts Unbound: Narratives of Mental Illness & Health, a book that was published by Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective. My story "Santa Lucia" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. I've written a novel entitled Purple Loosestrife and a novel entitled Hoping It Might Be So, both of which are as yet unpublished. I'm working on a novel called Dark and Bright as well as a memoir about my experiences with bipolar disorder. I have a B.A. in English from SUNY Buffalo and an M.A. in English from SUNY College at Brockport. I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fleshless Robot Baby

This is a fleshless robot baby that was created in Japan.  In the original article in which it appeared, there's a video of it moving, and it moves eerily like a real baby.  Something such as this really stirs my imagination.  What if the fleshless robot baby started to grow?  What if it learned to walk?  What if it learned to think?

While I might not write a story specifically about the fleshless robot baby, my questions about it lead to other questions until eventually all my questioning leads to a story.  Or maybe even a few stories.  I'm fascinated by things that fall into the uncanny valley.

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