Kuukua and the Sliding Sneakers

Welcome to the 4th short story in my On the Ceiling series! (Update: individual OTC stories are no longer available, but you can download them all in a single PDF collection on my OTC site.) For a snippet of the story, continue reading below. I had my eyes on the ceiling as if I believed it… Continue reading Kuukua and the Sliding Sneakers

Don’t Give Your Characters Birthmarks. And, announcing the next story.

LOL. I'm stressed. This is probably something that I should keep quiet because if you haven't noticed, you don't need to know... But this is becoming really funny. Editing. Really. Dey. Hia. Yet, it's hard to spot the kinds of mistakes you aren't looking for. You're classically looking for typos, grammatical errors, text alignment and… Continue reading Don’t Give Your Characters Birthmarks. And, announcing the next story.

Summer ’17 Lessons/Lowlights :(

Yo. Life is hard. (Definitely not the first time I’m opening a blog post with this. Maybe I should make this my official sign-in. Sigh.) This summer, I made what I truly consider one of the worst decisions I’ve ever made in my life. I’m so used to my stress being an effect of circumstances… Continue reading Summer ’17 Lessons/Lowlights 😦

I Lost My Voice – written on 9th August 2017 (an honest journal entry)

I lost my voice. But I haven’t lost my thoughts, and that's what's frustrating me the most about having to be silent. At the time I am writing this, I have been under the curse of a flue for about a week now. It began with a sore throat, and that quickly progressed into a… Continue reading I Lost My Voice – written on 9th August 2017 (an honest journal entry)

My Thoughts: Reckless

Author: Cornelia Funke Sometimes, I get very inconsequential thoughts like, “Ah, I’m too old to be reading this stuff.” I know how to rationalize it, of course: I read children’s fantasy because I hope to one day become an author of children’s fantasy. This, while true, is only a corollary of the truer reason I… Continue reading My Thoughts: Reckless

My Thoughts: Nervous Conditions

Author: Tsitsi Dangarembga I can describe this book in one word: legendary. This is probably just my youth and lack of exposure talking, but I can hardly believe this book was published in the 1980s. It feels way ahead of its time – not in the subject matter itself, because feminism in general is probably… Continue reading My Thoughts: Nervous Conditions