Spider

Roxanne had just arrived home from the party, and her feet were killing her. She dropped her purse on the floor, kicked off her extremely high stripper heels, yanked off her bra from under her shirt, and collapsed on the couch. Her stomach sloshed, unpleasantly full...

Cats

My daughter is slowly acquiring a cat. It started when the cat in question showed up in our backyard, peering into our house. Nadia, being Nadia, generously fed the cat her cereal milk. Now the cat comes into our backyard every day, and sometimes sits in our front...

Premature E-Publication

  After much reflection, I have decided to remove The Taxidermist and Rosemary’s Baby Daddy from the world. When I published those books, I was an immature writer who knew nothing about the publishing industry. In my mind, it was Step 1: Write a book Step 2: Self...

Snacks

This was my daughter’s first week of T-K. It’s been a period of adjustment for both of us, as we get up early and go to a building where we learn the rules regarding weekly manilla envelopes and why my four year old’s shoulders are considered “inappropriate.” (I could...

Raising an Extrovert

I’m an introvert. (Surprise!) As an adult, I’m comfortable with it, but as a child I got a lot of grief for it; mainly because a lot of the adults in my life thought it was a wrong way to be. So I resolved that if I ever had a child, she would be welcome to spend all...

Happy Birthday Phil, I Love You

Today is my husband’s birthday, and as usual, figuring out what to get him is a nightmare. The man is hard to buy for. Everything he wants is astronomically expensive or something I don’t understand. Until an asteroid takes out the grid, my skills are useless to him....