Knit the Squid 9: Oh, My Eyes

By Brenda Clough


Just a short post, because I am traveling this week, to report on eyeballs.   I went to a local Five Below and searched for two matching toy balls about five inches in diameter.  And here they are!  I chose them because of their deliciously cephalopidian green color, with sparkles.  The white label and assorted stickers from the store come off nicely, but alas!  The lavender image of Tinker Belle is on the inside of the ball, obviously part of the original design.  This is not a major problem, since less than half of an eyeball is ever visible from the outside.  I could turn Tinker Belle to the inside and she would remain forever secret, right?  And of course if I felt a need to actually attach the eyeball in the knitted socket — the yarn equivalent of the optic nerve — I could forever fix the ball in the right orientation.

My newest novel Speak to Our Desires is out exclusively from Book View Press.

I also have stories in Book View Cafe’s two steampunk anthologies, The Shadow Conspiracy and The Shadow Conspiracy II, as well as in BVC’s many other anthologies.

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About Brenda Clough

Brenda W. Clough spent much of her childhood overseas, courtesy of the U.S. government. Her first fantasy novel, The Crystal Crown, was published by DAW in 1984. She has also written The Dragon of Mishbil (1985), The Realm Beneath (1986), and The Name of the Sun (1988). Her children’s novel, An Impossumble Summer (1992), is set in her own house in Virginia, where she lives in a cottage at the edge of a forest. Her novel How Like a God, available from BVC, was published by Tor Books in 1997, and a sequel, Doors of Death and Life, was published in May 2000. Her latest novels from Book View Cafe include Revise the World (2009) and Speak to Our Desires. Her novel A Most Dangerous Woman is being serialized by Serial Box. Her novel The River Twice is newly available from BVC.

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