Happy #Caturday, Tarzan and Victor, Kings of Mystery and Memory

What follows is all true. The Mystery Cat Tarzan's fur grew thick and long. He smelled wild. He had unusually wild traits: Short legs. A stocky tail. Opposable thumbs. A habit of dunking food in water before eating it. The ability to strategize and lead a group of domestic cats. We believe he was raised… Continue reading Happy #Caturday, Tarzan and Victor, Kings of Mystery and Memory

Shades of Memory

Once upon a bright Californian desert, I lived in fear of the sun. That fear might have been inspired by an incident with a seat buckle when I was a toddler. Back then, car seats exposed more metal than what's allowed today. I don't remember the incident but know I witnessed my sister burn on… Continue reading Shades of Memory

Goodbye, Camp NaNoWriMo 2018

2018 Winner of Camp NaNoWriMo header

When I posted "NaNoWriMo 2018: Late to Camp", we were already in the second week of July. I'd committed to a new project and no cabin for encouragement. Feeling alone and behind schedule makes for an intimidating start. Fortunately, Camp is far more relaxed than the big NaNoWriMo challenge in November. A few people joined… Continue reading Goodbye, Camp NaNoWriMo 2018

Weird Science in the News – 180622

Jellyfish glowing green © sgrunden

This is a glowing bonus post for Weird Science in the News! Another post with news from this month should go up next week. I think we could all use reminders today of the weird and wonderful in our world. Glowing Bacteria A team of biologists recently made the bacteria responsible for cholera glow to… Continue reading Weird Science in the News – 180622

Weird Science in the News – 180601

painting of the yellow rat among dinosaurs, by Jorge A. Gonzalez

The best science messes with our perceptions. Here's my first of the Weird Science in the News series for 2018! Way back, I tried to maintain a monthly series of posts called Weird Science in the News. Each post took hours to research, draft, and edit. The majority of my drafted posts never made it… Continue reading Weird Science in the News – 180601

Fairy Tale Glimpses

vain queen illustration

Thank you for looking in! I'm happy to state that despite a couple months packed with health issues, I can work on short stories. Maybe while you can't see those stories, they don't matter. Okay, here's the fun part... assuming you clicked on this blog for the "fairy tale" in the title. Site Recommendations I've… Continue reading Fairy Tale Glimpses