Writing

The Journey

So, I failed. I didn't get my latest Vacancy post out on Monday, which is a huge personal bummer, but at least I have a good excuse: WE'RE MOVING! The last week has been a whirlwind. Husband has accepted a job in a new state, we're resigning from our current jobs, working with a realtor… Continue reading The Journey

Figures of Speech

Figure of Speech: Paradiastole

My favorite euphemism was born one fine Sunday afternoon when a Jehovah's Witness came proselytizing at our door. Husband answered, intending to politely explain we were already zealously devoted to the Dark Lord, when the good Witness spotted one of our cats, Bartholomew. When Husband saw the man's eyes fall onto and then expand at… Continue reading Figure of Speech: Paradiastole

Me

Millennial Motivation

One of the many things that my FitBit does that I love (#notsponsored by the way, as if I needed to clarify) is offers "Sleep Insights." When you look at your sleeping pattern on the app, there's a little box that usually says something generic about getting better sleep or offers an average data point… Continue reading Millennial Motivation

Vacancy

Vacancy – 1.08 – Rare Breed

 Vacancy is an ongoing web serial. Find out more about it and start reading here. You can also listen to this episode here. Behind the receiving desk in Moonlit Shores Manor and beneath the staircases up to guest rooms laid a small office crammed to the ceiling with teetering boxes and aged ledgers. “This will… Continue reading Vacancy – 1.08 – Rare Breed

Writing Tools

Writing Nest

I've heard tell that people who work from home need to cultivate a work-specific space to keep themselves on task. This may not apply to everyone, but in my experience I like to feel "in the zone" in order to do serious writing. When I was in high school, I had a desk in my… Continue reading Writing Nest

Health, Me

The Time The Worst Thing Happened

I think I'm getting sick which is kind of shitty since I haven't been truly sick in a long time. I've had food-poisoning-esque episodes and unexplained headaches in the last couple years, but nothing where I'd call myself "go-to-the-doctor ill" (except this is America and we don't really do that anyway). But if this thing… Continue reading The Time The Worst Thing Happened

Vacancy

Vacancy – 1.07 – Not Polite To Ask

Vacancy is an ongoing web serial. Find out more about it and start reading here. You can also listen to this episode here. “Wake up!” Lorelei’s eyes popped open, compelled by a voice that sounded as if it were right against her ear, and much to her horror, when she turned, she saw the voice’s… Continue reading Vacancy – 1.07 – Not Polite To Ask

Figures of Speech

Figure of Speech: Zeugma

I first heard the term zuegma in a course on Shakespeare. I don't remember the Shakespearian example given, but the second was from Alanis Morissette's "Head Over Heels": You held your breath / And the door for me That's stuck with me because it's such a perfect illustration of the term. But this post would… Continue reading Figure of Speech: Zeugma

Me

Good Media

I like to let my brain melt after work, and I'll watch a lot of YouTube, or I'll play a TV show I've seen a hundred times already in the background as I do some other task like dye my hair, but neither of these things are particularly stimulating. If I'm paying enough attention then… Continue reading Good Media

Vacancy

Vacancy – 1.06 – Particularly Persuasive

Vacancy is an ongoing web serial. Find out more about it and start reading here. You can also listen to this episode here. The man eyed Lorelei, and she returned the look. “I didn’t think I was gone that long,” he cracked a half smile, exposing bright white teeth, then extended a hand, “You must be the… Continue reading Vacancy – 1.06 – Particularly Persuasive