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Deciding What Words Mean is a Heavy Responsibility. Luckily, There’s Macaroni.

June 24, 2014 by



I Will Not Intentionally Tell the Truth

October 10, 2013 by


I don’t write about real people or real events.* But sometimes real life sneaks in anyway. In Drink Me there is a throwaway line of description halfway through. It’s a very simple sketch outline of a piece of backstory that never comes into the book. It’s one line and one of my relatives read it, […]

Ooo Eee Ooo Ah Ah Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang

June 28, 2013 by


You know how when you’re really little you think that your family is a template for the world? Like, this is how parents are, this is what ‘holiday’ means. But as you get older you realise that’s not true. You figure out the difference between family traditions and cultural traditions and even broader group behaviours. […]