The Origin of “Counterclockwise”

Okay, People. Here’s how it’s going to go down:

First, you’re going to pop over to SideShow Freaks and read my essay about the idea behind my timetwistedsteampunklovestory “Counterclockwise.”

Then, if you haven’t already, you’re going to want to read “Counterclockwise” over at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show.

When you’re all done with that, you’re going to come back here and realize that I have posted–as a special bonus for Guy Fawkes Day–a secret deleted scene/alternate ending for “Counterclockwise.”

One minute after that, I’ll post what the password to access that scene is. (Of course I’m going to password-protect it — the scene’s not going to mean anything to anyone who hasn’t read the story, and I don’t want to be a big Spoilery Princess.)

This is all very particular, and super-kind-of-special because today is GUY FAWKES DAY, and Mr. Fawkes is sort of pivotal in the creation of my slippery-twisty-timey-wimey-backwards-and-forwards universe. Trust me–if you do this all today, you will be very glad you did. There’s just this whole other layer of awesome. But if you can’t make it today, that’s okay…I promise I won’t blow up Parliament. Much.

Happy bonfire night, everyone!