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Hades and Persephone (2012.10.30)
Xen and Amber personify gods of the Underworld. You know, for fun.

Starving for Vassar Games (2012.10.13)
Xen misses a life he never had, like some sort of discontented teenager.

Inquiring Minds (2012.09.17)
Xen has another reading. This is not to say that he sells more books.

The Person Who Gets It (2012.09.15)
Xen wants to marry Amber. I know, we are all shocked.

Heaven Is Not Waiting (2012.09.08)
Xen sees Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer and manages not to have a heart attack.

First Reading (2012.08.18)
Xen reads too long to people who already know him.

Disband of Brothers (2012.08.16)
Xen shouts that men can be lonely.

How I Met Your Father (2012.08.02)
Xen meets Amber's father.

When in Doubt, Mumble: Otakon 2012 (2012.08.01)
Xen and Amber go to Otakon.

Missed the Boat (2012.07.22)
Xen and Amber miss their boat.

Pasties and a Thong (2012.07.21)
Daniel, Amber, and Xen go to a burlesque show.

Not the Beginning of an End (2012.07.16)
Melanie visits!

Lake George Magic (2012.07.08)
Xen goes to Lake George with Amber and Daniel.

Cityitis (2012.07.03)
Xen and Amber go to the City.

Ritual Gestures (2012.06.19)
Polly M. Law is quite talented, so Xen has nothing to say to her.

Take Back the Fight (2012.06.16)
If you fight the monsters, mind that you do not become one yourself. (Women can be monsters, too.)

Back from the Edge (2012.06.10)
Xen realizes he is kind of... content.

In Tents (2012.05.26)
Xen seeks out a tent party for catharsis.

Create the Opportunity to Be Him (2012.05.23)
Xen grows sad and introspective wading through ghost detritus at Bard College.

Sunburnt Cupcakes (2012.05.19)
Xen keeps Merrill's date company at a Cupcake Festival.

Once Bitten (2012.05.09)
You have to trust, even after a bad haircut.

Manic Pixie Dream Love (2012.05.05)
Xen sorts out those who treat love as a game.

Having Written (2012.04.16)
Xen writes, but you don't have to remind him of it.

Red Line of the Witch City (2012.04.13)
Xen and Amber go to a bed and breakfast in Salem and meet fate-changers.

The Knot (2012.03.07)
Amber wishes to get married.

Cobleskilled (2012.02.26)
Xen and Amber go to Howe Caverns... for some reason.

Between Time and Eternity (2012.02.18)
Xen's grandmother dies.

Finding Clarity (2012.02.06)
Xen needs to be more conscientious about what he puts in his body.

Sees His Shadows (2012.02.02)
Xen hides in the closet to discuss matters with Amber.

House a Home (2012.01.19)
Xen shockingly likes living with Amber.

No Time for Principles (2012.01.01)
Xen tries not to project onto Merrill.

Thomm Quackenbush is an author and teacher in the Hudson Valley. Double Dragon publishes four novels in his Night's Dream series (We Shadows, Danse Macabre, and Artificial Gods, and Flies to Wanton Boys). He has sold jewelry in Victorian England, confused children as a mad scientist, filed away more books than anyone has ever read, and tried to inspire the learning disabled and gifted. He is capable of crossing one eye, raising one eyebrow, and once accidentally groped a ghost. When not writing, he can be found biking, hiking the Adirondacks, grazing on snacks at art openings, and keeping a straight face when listening to people tell him they are in touch with 164 species of interstellar beings. He likes when you comment.

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