So I haven’t had a brownie in two weeks. That’s right, two weeks! I hear your collective gasps. And the wheels in your brains whirring. You are wondering, with great alarm, why in the world I would torture myself in this cruel, inhumane fashion. Sadly, I have no satisfactory answer to this disturbing question. All […]


So, I got notified today that the story I submitted to a regional publication has not been accepted for this year’s anthology. They thanked me for taking the time to send in my story, competition is always fierce, they hoped I would submit again next year, blah, blah, blah. At least they thanked me. That’s […]

Jiminy Cricket: Pinocchio’s conscience; profanity substitute- COOL WORDS

Crickets, as a general rule, are not cute the exception being Jiminy. His top hat, his cane, his waistcoat. I can’t imagine anyone scraping him off the bottom of their shoe. That being said, the reason this is a cool word is because it’s a wonderful alternative to cussing when profanity is not appropriate or […]