Thu 18 Oct 2007 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin pointed this out to us a while ago (sorry, was it you?) and this is us just getting around to posting it.

On November 2, 2005 a woman named Jamie Ann apparently posted Kelly’s story “Some Zombie Contingency Plans” on her blog, Haunted Love (subtitled “My Stories & Poems Page”) under the title “Contingency.”

The best part about this is that if you double-click on the page up pops a warning (see 2nd image) which says:

The page at says:
Copy protected! — If you want a copy of this, please e-mail me!


We tried emailing Jamie Ann a couple of times but received no reply. So if you haven’t read “Some Zombie Contingency Plans” go read it now before Blogger/Google take it down.

Many of Kelly’s stories are online—the latest is “Origin Story” on A Public Space’s website (used to be an excerpt, now it’s the full story). Stranger Things Happen is available online under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

MFB pb“Some Zombie Contingency Plans,” like the other stories in Magic for Beginners, was published under regular old copyright. At some point we hope to make it available under a Creative Commons Copyright—but even then, doing what Jamie Ann has done is pretty weird. Flattering, but weird.


No Responses to “Contingency…?”

  1. Oz on October 19th, 2007 6:29 am

    It seems to be gone now, her archive doesn’t seem to have it based on the links you posted.

    But unfortunately I read some of her poetry as I was looking for the story.


  2. lcrw on October 19th, 2007 10:34 am

    That was fast. I tried to see it and I’ve pasted in what it now says. Tried to log in but no joy. Does make me wonder if the story has been taken down or just firewalled.


    This blog is open to invited readers only
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