Category: Writing

The Saga of the Rat Warrior

Originally published in the April 2019 issue of The Scramasaex, the Shire of Ravenshore’s newsletter Beneath the dark depths of an ancient keepA façade near impregnable to allToiled the valkyric norvegicusIn mistrusted work by tooth and gall One by one the sisters crept intoThe night, driven by hungry stomaches’ growlInto the home of the twisted

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A prince among cats

T-3 days. Still no Mickey. I really hadn’t anticipated that this would be a “Mickey watch” blog. I was more looking forward to writing through some anxiety, some excitement, and a touch of grief related to moving away from the town I’ve lived in for 22 years. I didn’t think I would have to write

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Just a little heartache before the move

Mickey the cat peeking

T-5 days. Yesterday was, objectively, a pretty decent day. It was a bit chilly, but not as cold as it has been the last couple of nights. Managed to get the Honda jumpstarted and up to the gas station; the battery didn’t hold a charge, however, and I sat waiting for a tow truck for

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Joyful Repetition: a class exercise

Thanksgiving I am cooking I am a kitchen, steamy and hot I am cranberry relish simmering on the stove the night before I am turkey in the oven, basted every thirty minutes I am sweet potatoes smashed with salt, pepper, and a little butter I am my children bickering in the living room I am laughter

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Old God, New Tricks

Mickey the cat peeking

CHARACTERS ZEUS: an Old World god without modern followers. Very jealous. Seduced FREYJA while her husbands Od and Odin are travelling. FREYJA: an Old World goddess from Scandanavia without modern followers. Lives with ZEUS while her husbands, Odin and Od, are away. Wants to bake an apple pie for Chris Evans. MICKEY: a cat. IDUNN:

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