Foreign Languages · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person

Scottish Gaelic Will Be the Death of Me

I am not very good at giving gifts. See, I am one of those people who believes in practical things, high-quality things. If you say you hate the cold, I want to buy you beautiful mittens for your birthday, or if I notice you always complain that your cutting board is crap, you will shortly… Continue reading Scottish Gaelic Will Be the Death of Me

Foreign Languages

Not All Languages Are Created Equal (Not Like That, Just Listen)

This is part two in a weekly series on writing characters in a foreign language scenario. Your character is visiting somewhere that speaks a new language: what happens next? Last week was a general overview of the sheer difficultly of learning languages in Your Character Arrives in a Foreign Land: What Happens Next; this week,… Continue reading Not All Languages Are Created Equal (Not Like That, Just Listen)

With Thorough Foodiness

With Thorough Foodiness Week 3: Almost Vegetarian Asian Noodles

Welcome to With Thorough Foodiness, my Saturday cooking feature. Here on WTF I like to present cooking in an easy-to-follow, interesting format. The most important thing for me is that when you make these recipes, you will know that you are not alone: we all screwed it up too. Not to worry! Dinner will happen… Continue reading With Thorough Foodiness Week 3: Almost Vegetarian Asian Noodles

Publishing · Short Stories

Announcing the Publication of “The Foreigner’s Loneliness”

********SO YOU KNOW! This story is now available on my website, right here, for free! Please feel free to read it!********* Exciting news! Yours truly has sold a short story. That’s right, Solarwyrm Press out of New Zealand is publishing “The Foreigner’s Loneliness” in Latchkey Tale’s October 2015 edition: Clockwise (The Darkest Hour). “The Foreigner’s Loneliness” is a… Continue reading Announcing the Publication of “The Foreigner’s Loneliness”

Foreign Languages

Your Character Arrives in Foreign Land: What Happens Next?

Your character travels across the mountains to reach a new country, or perhaps just the next village over. Hark! They speak a different language here that your character has never spoken, at least not outside a lesson! What does your character do next? Recognize their language as a bastard version of their own and begin… Continue reading Your Character Arrives in Foreign Land: What Happens Next?

With Thorough Foodiness

With Thorough Foodiness Week 2: Acceptable Pasta Salad

Welcome back to With Thorough Foodiness for our second feature recipe! Today on WTF, we will be making a pasta salad that everyone will deem acceptable and then forget about. “But why?” I hear you saying. “Why would I want to make a pasta salad that is merely mediocre?” Simple: because it’s ****ing easy.

Poetry · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person

Happy Happy Birthday To Not Me.

In honor of the birthday of Cathleen Townsend, writing buddy, I shall now post a poem that I did not write. My sister wrote it many years ago. Many, many years ago. In Sunday school. When she was twelve, and therefore old enough to know better. *Ahem* Hark, the Ark, The dog goes bark. Thank… Continue reading Happy Happy Birthday To Not Me.