Confessions of a name nerd
I spent my childhood bossing around the neighbor kids and reading any book I discovered. Any book at all.Fiction or non-fiction. One day, visiting my newborn cousin, I stumbled across a baby names book. Intrigued, I started flipping through the pages and discovered that names had meanings and origins. Did you know Cameron means “crooked nose”? Or that the name Amelia’s origin is German? After getting my aunt’s permission, I took the book home and delved into the unique hobby of being a name nerd.
- Runner-Up in From Across the Room Challenge
Serena vs the thunderworm
Serena stands transfixed by the extraterrestrial pyramid. It appears to be drinking the morning sunbeams as it swirls across the glassy surface, creating a spectrum of color. Overhead, the dome seems to be an extension of blue sky over her hometown of Green Valley. In the space where alien technology and the earth touch are pits with piles of rock and dirt.