More Than A Few Words

Welcome to the writing home of Madison Scott-Clary.

I am an author of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry living in Loveland, Colorado. My interests lie in the realms of furry fiction and non-fiction, collaborative fiction, and hypertextual writing. I am a member of the Furry Writers' Guild, and editor for several projects, fiction and non-fiction.

This site collects several of my written works, as well as blog entries that touch on several topics. When a new standalone work is posted outside of the blog, a blog entry often accompanies it, so feel free to follow the blog feed for pointers to new stories, non-fiction pieces, and poems, as well as works in progress!

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Recent posts

Accessing the Juju CLI from within the GUI

posted in tech on 30 Dec 2017

In the Juju GUI 2.11.1 release, we are excited to bring a new feature we’ve been working on for a while now: the shell in the GUI.


Overclassification (part 3)

posted in fiction, serials, overclassification on 05 Sep 2017

Full story


Overclassification (part 2)

posted in fiction, serials, overclassification on 04 Sep 2017

Full story


Overclassification (part 1)

posted in fiction, serials, overclassification on 03 Sep 2017

Full story


Standing up long-running GUI instances with guiproxy

posted in tech on 22 Jun 2017

Recently while working on Juju, we’ve started to use a tool called guiproxy. This allows us to talk to all of the various services that back our application in its live environment while proxying websocket requests to where they are going, as the proxy knows all of their addresses, while the GUI does not.


Furry Writers' Guild Presidential Candidacy

posted in writing on 25 Apr 2017

Back in 2015, when I joined the Furry Writers’ Guild, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into. [adjective][species] was chugging along, which felt good, and I was only then starting to get into furry fiction. I’d been writing loads of non-fiction for years, of course, but finding a few stories I had to tell started pushing me into wider realms.


Lessons from Arcana

posted in writing on 01 Apr 2017

At the end of 2016, I decided to take on Arcana as a project. I’d been thinking for a while that writing and editing were something I’d like to do more seriously. Like, I’d done the software thing for a while, and it treated me well; maybe now it was time to see what I could do with my love of words and stories.


Poetry dump

posted in poetry on 12 Feb 2017

Whoops! I accidentally stayed up way too late fleshing out a bunch of poems from Missives, plus two more drafts! Oh well. Sleep is cheap, I guess. Anyway, there’s a whole bunch of new poems and stuff in the poetry section. Since I’m an incurable dork, this includes a PDF of collected works generated from the individual poems themselves.


Après un rêve

posted in fiction on 04 Feb 2017 Rated: PG

A young woman reluctantly goes through with the uploading procedure, risky though it is, to reconnect with her lover.


What Remains of Yourself

posted in fiction on 30 Jan 2017 Rated: X

A cat heads to a party. What’s usually a safe and comfortable group of friends is slowly dominated by a dog. A dog with plans.



posted in fiction on 26 Jan 2017

Qoheleth was an ARG, or Alternate Reality Game, which took place primarily online (there was one physical clue, but it was designed to not be required), but it was also a story in five parts. Each step of the way revealed more of the story itself, with the final piece containing instructions on how to notify on completion. Some crypto, some secrets, some digging.


How Charming - Part 3

posted in tech, how-charming on 05 Jan 2017

In the previous entry, we started the process of pulling together our charm, including a lot of configuration values. Some of those were standard charm fare, metadata and configuration values, but some were configuration for the charm layers. We also investigated what layers were and how they’re different from hooks. If you haven’t read the first two entries, please make sure that you do so, or this one won’t make much sense!


Gallery Exhibition: A Love Story

posted in fiction on 03 Jan 2017

This gallery exhibition serves as the capstone for Dear, Also, The Tree That Was Felled, of the Ode Clade in its role as fellow. The fellowship in instance art was created specifically for Dear in recognition of the excellence it brings to the field.

The Simien Fang school of Art and Design is proud to invite you to the opening of the exhibition. Location, time, and your ticket are attached to this message. We kindly request that you fork and send a non-#core/non-#tracker instance. We look forward to sharing this experience with you.



The Assignment

posted in fiction on 26 Dec 2016

Originally written for and posted on Post-Self here


Notes from Surgery Consult with Dr. Dugi

posted in gender on 20 Dec 2016

This is mostly a scratchpad of notes right now; I will likely clean it up when I have more spoons, but getting my raw notes out felt like a good idea.



Occasionally, what I write will become part of a larger long-form piece. In that case, they will be posted here in whole, divided up into parts, or posted as a PDF available for download or printing.

Recent pieces


I don't often write poetry. What I do write, however, will wind up here.


I occasionally edit or publish anthologies of written works. All of them are listed here.

  • Arcana General submissions: open


National Novel Writing Month takes place every year during November. The goal is to write at least 50,000 words - about the length of a short novel - during that one month.

NaNoWriMo Pieces

Work in progress

Works in progress - enter at your own peril.