- ARCHIVE / Writing of other varieties
- Dealbreaker: He Did What He Wanted
Huge thanks to GOOD for putting my dealbreaker, He Did What He Wanted online. I will note for the record that the original title was “He Pooped in a River,” although I’m thrilled with the one we settled on. Here’s a bit: He just looked at us, grinning. He floated to a corner of the [...]
- The “I Hate Reading” Facebook Page
I’ve seen a lot, the past few days, about the “I Hate Reading” Facebook page. The page is here; this Reddit thread brought it to the attention of the Internet at large; and Galleycat, Abe Books, and more Galleycat have blogged about it. So, granted, seeing a Facebook page that says “I Hate Reading” isn’t the [...]
- If You Want to Prevent Harassment, Teach Us Not to Harass
It’s possible I’m just attending the wrong workplace conduct and sexual harassment prevention trainings, but these programs always manage to infuriate me. Every. Single. Time. There are two things that happen in harassment prevention trainings, in my experience. 1) Someone tells the trainees how to avoid being harassed. 2) Someone tells the trainees what to [...]
- Entrapment, Dystopia, SciFi
Because so many people are looking to this blog for my Very Important Thoughts on Very Important Things, here, briefly, is my gut reaction to Friday’s “terrorism” arrest. It’s creepy.
- On NaNoWriMo
This year, moreso than past Novembers, there’s been a glut of commentary on the annual National Novel Writing Month challenge. The Atlantic Wire has a good round-up of opinions here , to which I’d add Candlemark & Gleam’s November 5 blog post. The short version: It’s not worth it; trying to turn out a novel [...]
Fiction, on account of the nature of the thing.
I’ve written four poems in my life and here is one of them.
Because sometimes I suck.
- Bread, Milk, and Eggs
I wrote this to make you squirm.