It's summertime and the weather is perfect for picnicking -- if you're a mosquito. But the bloodsucking bug isn't the only one that's attempted to bite me in the past couple of weeks. I'm happy to say, the voice-acting bug has bitten me again, and now I have something to do besides miserably itching, scratching, … Continue reading A Very Cliche Audiobook? Maaaaybe.
A/N: Exactly as the title suggests, this is the unfinished prototype that would later become Cliche. 😀 Looking at it a good four or five years later, I'm actually grudgingly impressed. Virginia West even had a typewriter before I separated her into Jen and Ryan. I don't think I even reread this before I set … Continue reading Proto-Cliche: “The Unfinished Work”
I could not recognize the queer visage, with its malevolent, red-rimmed eyes and purplish, hollow features. A nest of auburn hair covered the scalp, extending in tangled tangents. Twisted teeth formed an evil grin, and it too held a burning candle to its face.
A/N: In August, 2016, I wrote that I was working on this, along with a bunch of other stuff that never got done: 1) Unnamed Teenage Hacker Story – This is my working title for a probably YA story about a girl with extreme hacking skills. She’s a bit of an introvert, and spends most … Continue reading A bit from that “Unnamed Teenage Hacker Story”
I find myself writing about the weather once more. This was written in the midst of an unexpected winter blizzard. Here's hoping the weather's a bit more springlike by the time this post comes out! My goodness, Winter You said you'd never come back After our last fight After that last flight You ran … Continue reading Oh, Winter
I wrote this short story for school, based on the writings of Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock. Leacock wrote a hilarious piece outlining the essential cliches of 19th-20th century serialized detective fiction. It's available online under the name "The Great Detective." (An even funnier version of the discourse exists under the name "Frenzied Fiction," which I … Continue reading Death by Peanut Butter – a short story (finally!!!)
The things that are behind my desk I heard them fall and clatter Yet too engrossed in work was I To notice if they matter From all the things behind my desk A fortress has been formed To fend off tiny Uruk-Hai From a foot-tall Helm's Deep Or the bitsy spiders crawling by … Continue reading The stuff behind my desk
Happy New Year, everyone! (As usual, I'm a bit late in wishing people things.) Let me tell you, I've always wanted to write a Doctor Who fanfiction about Jenny (the Doctor's daughter) and a certain hit song by Tommy Tutone. Well, here's a little something I wrote in literally three minutes. (This one's for the … Continue reading “Jenny” – a Flash Fiction
One of the books I inherited from my grandmother's personal library was The Return of Hyman Kaplan by Leo Rosten. It is the sequel to the infamous Education of Hyman Kaplan, which Rosten penned under the sagely-sounding pseudonym, Leonard Q. Ross. I read them both, out of order, and enjoyed them immensely. The Hyman Kaplan … Continue reading A Hyman Kaplan Fanfic Excerpt and One Lengthy Introduction
Hello Mother, hello Father.... (If anyone knows what I'm referencing and you're under fifty, you're officially cool in my book.) I'm a camper at the idyllic, online retreat writers know to be Camp NaNoWriMo (not Granada), where people who can't make the November event or just want an additional similar challenge over the summer can … Continue reading Greetings from Camp NaNoWriMo + Short Story