Monthly Archives: October 2012

Prepping for NaNo

Tonight, links! Link One: I’m going to be doing NaNoWriMo. If you don’t know what it is, please read up on it — seriously. It’s at and you should go there now. Link Two: My last three NaNoWriMo projects … Continue reading

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This is not the post you’re looking for.

If you’re friends with me on Facebook, I said I wanted to post about Disney buying Star Wars. But it’s not happening tonight (because I have lots to say on the topic) and it may not happen at all (because … Continue reading

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Fine, I’m posting.

I’m going to bed. I’m going to try not to think about all the people I know on the East Coast, other than to pray for them all. I’m going to try to remember that the fact that we’ve closed … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Halloween

One of the frequent occurrences in my childhood was a tendency to get really, really excited about things… and then to be disappointed when they didn’t meet my expectations. Halloween was always the epitome of this for me. For Halloween, I bought … Continue reading

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If you see this one coming, duck.

A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird’s chest. After a moment or two, the vet shook his … Continue reading

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Conversation at 1 am

“Honey. Honey!” “Wha… what? What’s wrong?” “Do you thinnnnn.” “What?” “Honey.” “Are you asleep?” “Do you think she needs…?” “Needs? Needs what?” “Do you think she needs. Um. Pffffff. Um.” “What’s wrong?” “Do you think she needs cushions?’ “…Cushions?” “Sage.” … Continue reading

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Testing my Improvisational Writing Skills

I am about to post the following on my Facebook page: “The first (non-obscene) writing prompt I get here decides what I blog about tonight… except it will be a short story, not a short essay.” There. Posted at 10:30. … Continue reading

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