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Hullo and welcome! cygnoir.net is a personal website that has existed in some form or another since May 1998. It is written and produced by me, Halsted, a/k/a Cygnoir. If you haven’t visited before, you may want to start with …

  • ✍️ my fiction writing: short stories, performances, and recordings
  • ⏱️ what I’m doing now: current projects and passions
  • 💁‍♀️ basic info about me and this site

I’m glad that you’re here. I hope you stay awhile, and I hope you say hello.

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Celebrated eight years of marriage with FunkyPlaid today. He’s my favorite. 💗

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Carrot, potato, & chickpea red curry.

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Trees at Portland Nursery.

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Zen doesn’t sit still for portraits.

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Today is World Mental Health Day. I would not be here to write this without the support of my friends and family. Reach out if you are struggling; reach out if you see someone else struggling. We can get through this together.

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End of September.

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I attended a NaNoWriMo planning event and learned about creating basic story structures with the Story Grid method. Really helpful!

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Snuggling Zen: a brief yet powerful antidote to today’s news.

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Who’s the brilliant mind who decided to update to Mojave right before sitting down to write? 🙄 Welp, I guess I’ll fill some fountain pens …

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Zen eats so heartily that food gets stuck to her nose. We often have to clean her “schnozzle”. 😸