Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2012«

And Then She Threw Her Drink in My Face

November 30, 2012 by


Every now and then I remember that you really shouldn’t start a book with the words ‘And then’. But I did. And I wonder if this is one of those ‘know the rules so you can break them’ kind of things or if I’m just being pigheaded because I believe that all stories begin in […]

What She Was Wearing

November 28, 2012 by


this is my suicide dress she told him I only wear it on days when I’m afraid I might kill myself if I don’t wear it you’ve been wearing it every day since we met he said and these are my arson gloves so you don’t set fire to something? he asked exactly and this […]

Why You Shouldn’t Ask What a Writer is Thinking About

November 27, 2012 by


Not that you can’t of course. They may tell you delightedly. It’s just that some people find it disturbing when a person looks up and tells you distractedly that they’re wondering how much pressure you have to put on a circular saw to make it through a thigh bone.  

This is Meaningless

November 26, 2012 by


You know how if you say a word often enough it ceases to have any meaning and becomes just a weird collection of syllables that you start to wonder who put in that order? Okay. Have you ever noticed how titles do the same thing? It’s like they only mean something the first time you […]

Personally, I Have Always Been Fond of the Wolf

November 23, 2012 by


This is an (adorable, unusual) adaptation of the classic Red Riding Hood story.    

Fire Ants Freak Me Right the Fuck Out

November 22, 2012 by


I thought I’d start there just so you know where we’re headed. Because now we have to take a detour and talk about horror movies. Graphic violence and gory horror have never been a problem for me. I don’t really enjoy watching it but once the moment is gone, it’s gone. Creepy horror is different. […]

Dumb Ways to Die*

November 21, 2012 by


For those of you who have not yet seen it:   * Can’t help thinking this would be a kind of appropriate title for the book. Makes at least as much sense as Wizards in Space.  

My Past Self is a Sadistic Reprobate

November 20, 2012 by


Paul S: I’ve made four attempts to build this next hinge. Me: How’s it going? Paul S: …I’ve made four attempts to build this next hinge. I wrote a bunch of stuff while I was sick and now I’m not sure what to do with it. Some of it’s kind of at a higher emotional […]

Warning: Artist

November 19, 2012 by


Apple 13 Inch Retina Laptop: A Review (Contains References to Fire, Alcohol and Bananas)

November 16, 2012 by


Yesterday my new pony (er, laptop) arrived. And because it is so shiny (wonderful, brilliant, distracting) I did not write anything (brilliant, scintillating, or lunatic) to share with you this morning. Claire: Does the baby have a name yet? Me: I think I’m going to go with Rick’s idea and call him Bar Drake. Claire: […]