Author Archives: Llyn De Danaan

About Llyn De Danaan

LLyn De Danaan is an anthropologist and author. She writes fiction and nonfiction. Katie Gale: A Coast Salish Woman's Life on Oyster Bay was published by the University of Nebraska Press. She is currently a speaker for Humanities Washington.

Karen Maria James: a very personal tribute to a life well led

Karen Maria James: a very personal tribute to a life well led By LLyn De Danaan February 27, 2016   We always said we’d grow old together. We did…we just didn’t notice. For we whose glory days were arguably the … Continue reading

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The Glorious Pain in the Ass of Travel: February 2016

From 30,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean No doubt I have been inordinately influenced by my recent reading of Geoff Dyer whose discourse on D.H. Lawrence’ travels and his own have made me reconsider and reflect upon my own unsettled … Continue reading

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POWER: second draft August 17, 2015

POWER LLyn De Danaan August 17, 2015 About 5600 Words They are foxed and grimy, so much so that they stick to my hands. Their creases and bent corners make them nearly impossible to shuffle. I manage. With my eyes … Continue reading

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Daemon: First Complete Draft

  Daemon   June 21, 2015   Short Fiction LLyn De Danaan About 6884 words   You must visit the beach at dawn, at the moment when the sun is rising over the horizon east of the city. First look … Continue reading

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The Journey

Journey: First complete draft LLyn De Danaan About 4100 words May 31, 2015 It had become a test of my spiritual strength to sleep through the night. It required fortitude just to close my eyes. Each night, during my light … Continue reading

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Mason County Historic Preservation Day May 16, 2014

Notes for Historic Preservationists Mason County May 16, 2015 LLyn De Danaan A good portion of my work has been researching and writing cultural history and that history is embedded in the earth and file cabinets in the forms of … Continue reading

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News from LLyn De Danaan July 15, 2015

I’ll have a new story (fiction) in the “Timberland Reads Together” anthology due to be released in paperback and digital formats around August 15. The anthology will be featured in the October “Read Together” events sponsored by Timberland. I’m happy … Continue reading

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Participation Mystique: Number Six

Malaysian Spirit Log Number Two: Paraanthropology in the Raw Our house was on a hill just above the government’s district office. There was the constabulary. It counted few in its number and had little to do until, of course, the … Continue reading

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Participation Mystique Number Five: Implants

Participation Mystique: Number Five Implants My first familiarity with the implant scheme came after overhearing a colleague at the copy machine down the hall from my office. I was hired to be a visiting lecturer in the philosophy department.  The … Continue reading

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Participation Mystique Number 4: Abductions Continued

Abductions II The Vulnerablity of Older White Women: Abductions Made to Order Scrabble and Crossword Puzzles Render Victims Particularly Susceptible American white women in their sixties are particularly ripe for harvest. They are past childbearing, something abductors like. Abductors  are … Continue reading

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