Strawberries and Supernovas

Cassiopeia Supernova at www.hubblesite.org. There’s a story by…Ray Bradbury, I think.  I read it years ago, and the premise is that when it reaches a certain temperature, people basically go nuts and kill each other.   It’s not quite that hot yet, but it’s getting there.  You don’t want to be within smacking distance of me when all of this goes … Read More

Everyday Weirdness

Today was a two-acceptance day!  Woo hoo!  I haven’t had one of those in a while.  Everyday Weirdness will run my story “The Dead Girl” on Thursday, April 16.  I’ll link you then, but feel free to check them out now.  http://everydayweirdness.com/

Dolce and Gabbana and the Apocalypse

So family came a-visitin’, and when that happens…we shop.  And eat at delicious restaurants.  And then shop some more.  Not saying that I mind, because that certainly isn’t the case.  But let’s get real, people. Something you’ll hear out of my mouth, usually in a joking manner, is, “When the Apocalypse comes…”  When the Apocalypse comes, you’re not going to survive … Read More

Today I sang at a funeral.

Because I do things like that.  I even did a nice, sweet, funeraly song instead of something haunting and creepy.  You’re welcome. I have also been playing Indigo Prophecy today.  “I need to hide the body!  I need to mop up all of this blood!  Augh, however shall I escape the police?!” I have realized two things from this:  1) … Read More

@Outshine

@Outshine accepted a piece of mine.  It’s a Twitterzine, and the pieces have to be 140 characters or less.  That’s right, characters.  Writing a nuanced story in 140 characters is just…difficult, but very, very exciting.  I’ll link you when it’s up. Today I wrote two poems and started a short story.  It feels great to be creative again!  The earbuds … Read More

The Land that Time Forgot

Our retreat?  Was so incredible.  I’d love to tell you all about it, but what happens in the interdimensional wormhole stays in the interdimensional wormhole.  I can say that I feel productive and rejuvenated, and I can even let slip the fact that there was a rather bizarre piano/guitar “Stairway to Heaven” duet that went on, but only briefly.  We … Read More

“Z” is for an ethical Zombie

I never got the fascination with zombies.  Not really.  I was always a vampire girl, back before vampires were mainstream and in your face like they are now.  My first novel?  It isn’t a vampire novel, but it is a novel where one of the characters happens to be a vampire.  Big difference.  But still, although I like the characters … Read More

Celebrate with Me!

I did it!  I did it!  Minor plot flaw ironed out, words polished until they shine.  Most importantly, I didn’t give up.  Almost as important: no sock puppets for you.  HAHA! This is a complete aside, but somebody found this site by searching “poems about wombats”.  Are you serious?  That is so frickin’ awesome! Stay tuned for a video attesting … Read More

Ah, snap.

Apparently I am going to be working on RunStarGirl alllllllll day, because I haven’t had the chance to get to it.  I’ve been swamped.  I’m still swamped.  I’m more than swamped, but I need to see this through. It isn’t that I hate to lose as much as I hate to give up on something.  It’s tempting to say, “Hey, what are … Read More

Zombie Poetry and Interdimensional Wombats

I just had a poem accepted for A. P. Fuchs’  “Poems of the Dead” anthology.  I’m pretty excited about it.  I noticed that my little paper stack of “I’ve been published in this!” is getting a bit thicker.  It really makes me happy. I only have a few days left to get RunStarGirl into the interdimensional wombat’s inbox or I’m … Read More