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Hippos and Hyksos: How Loud Hippos Caused a Civil War in Ancient Egypt
Nothing piques my interest like a good conversation about the Tudors. I know literally everything there is to know about them, but mmm, that drama though.
And I quote Edgar’s raven as he flew away for as he sat on the cupboard as brandy bubbled, I knew we would die today.
Real Dinosaurs are Better Than the Movie
Note: This story was originally published in Illumination. I retain the rights. When my cockatiel, Ziggy, falls flat on her face, I ask, “How did your ancestors survive the asteroid?”
Taurus - The Serial Killer Sign
The moment I knew I was a special star child was when I was in Sedona, AZ and a couple of psychics asked me if I was a cusp because I have Taurus traits, but I also like reading.
Write What Terrifies You
I'm starting a new short story today based on the traumatic experience I got out of a year ago. It didn't take much pre-writing for me to know what I was doing. I took one look at the notes and knew it would be good, so I started writing.
The Plague Doctor
September 12th, 1348 Alnwick, Northumberland They say the Pestilence spreads through bad air, but if that were the case, everyone would be dead. Not that we are far off. Death is in the room with all of us, and no amount of fresh roses will dissuade him.
Masquerade: On Learning to Live as an Autistic Woman
Masquerade! Paper faces on parade. Masquerade. Hide your face so the world will never find you. When I was seven, I read an abridged version of Phantom of the Opera. The musical happened to be coming to town, so my dad took me. From that moment forward, Phantom was all I talked about for years.
Dear 2021, I have no resolution to give you, and that is because a year ago. I had no resolution for 2020. I assure you it is for a different reason this time.