A Very Cliche Audiobook? Maaaaybe.

  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.

Proto-Cliche: “The Unfinished Work”

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”

Oh, Winter

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

Death by Peanut Butter – a short story (finally!!!)

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!!!)

A Hyman Kaplan Fanfic Excerpt and One Lengthy Introduction

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