Writing

More Than A Few Words

Welcome to the writing home and blog of Madison Scott-Clary.

I am an author of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry living in the Pacific Northwest. 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

Getting Lost - Chapter Eighteen

posted in fiction, serials, getting-lost on 23 Oct 2018

Dr Carter Ramirez

We’d like to thank you, first of all, for all of your efforts in working on these cases of the Lost. Your services are invaluable and are providing the families and friends of the Lost with hope, not to mention the world at large. We have come to rely on this technology in our daily lives in almost all spheres of work and pleasure.

As you know, research here at UCL is funded through a series of organizations and foundations working together. These relationships are both an expression of trust and a political statement, and both of those expressions work in both directions. As such, we welcome conversations, questions, and comments about research from the sponsors.

A recent suggestion regarding your project was that more effort be placed on researching the neurological aspects of these cases, focusing primarily on the treatment and prevention of such cases in the future.

As such, we’re requesting that you add one more neuroscientist intern to the team. Unfortunately, due to budgetary constraints, your team must remain the same size as it is currently. Could you please respond with the name of a member of your group not on the neuroscience side who will, if possible, be offered a transfer to another project? Admin will take care of the rest.

Please continue the excellent work. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to send a note.

Ari Liebler Research Coordinator

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Getting Lost - Chapter Seventeen

posted in fiction, serials, getting-lost on 14 Oct 2018

“You seem kind of frozen, kind of stuck, in a few ways.”

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Getting Lost - Chapter Sixteen

posted in fiction, serials, getting-lost on 14 Oct 2018

Sasha clutched at the arms of her chair, white knuckled, before standing up.

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Getting Lost - Chapter Fifteen

posted in fiction, serials, getting-lost on 14 Oct 2018

That night, Carter dreamed of shadows.

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Getting Lost - Chapter Fourteen

posted in fiction, serials, getting-lost on 14 Oct 2018

Home was unlocked.

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Getting Lost - Chapter Thirteen

posted in fiction, serials, getting-lost on 14 Oct 2018

AwDae stood in the sunlight for a moment, blinking.

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Getting Lost - Chapter Twelve

posted in fiction, serials, getting-lost on 14 Oct 2018

Johansson’s hands dwarfed the pint of ale. Once they had managed to find each other in the post-theater rush of the pub, they’d managed to stake out a small two-top table, crammed against one end of the bar itself, leading the larger man to lean slightly to the side away from the noise coming from above it.

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Getting Lost - Chapter Eleven

posted in fiction, serials, getting-lost on 14 Oct 2018

Sleep did not come easily.

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Getting Lost - Chapter Ten

posted in fiction, serials, getting-lost on 14 Oct 2018

Carter hadn’t meant to dodge her subordinate’s question. They truly did need to go in to eat.

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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.

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A Theory of Attachment

posted in fiction on 12 Dec 2017

Living with obsessive-compulsive disorder is tough without a support network, so when Sélène’s changes, stress runs high.

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Overclassification (part 3)

posted in fiction, serials, overclassification on 05 Sep 2017

Full story

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Overclassification (part 2)

posted in fiction, serials, overclassification on 04 Sep 2017

Full story

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Overclassification (part 1)

posted in fiction, serials, overclassification on 03 Sep 2017

Full story

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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.

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Fiction

I write quite a bit of fiction, which is available on this site wherever possible. Some works are grouped together into larger projects:

  • Sawtooth is a fictional town in Idaho where several of my furry stories take place.
  • Post-Self is a collaborative storytelling universe, taking place in a far future as people explore the ramifications of uploading consciousness

Poetry

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

Anthologies

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

Publishing

I've worked in publishing, in one capacity or another, since 2009. You can currently find me editing and publishing here: