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A New Regime

“Sit down. We have something to say to you.”

I sat with trepidation in a chair across from the couch my mother and stepfather were sitting on. 1,063 more words


Hi-Ho, the Glamorous Life: Horror Vacui

Marissa Skudlarek abhors a vacuum.

This blog just got named one of Theatre Bay Area’s “Blogs We Love” and in response, I am going to write my worst column ever. 772 more words

Marissa Skudlarek

Jimmy Gownley--The Dumbest Idea Ever (2014)

SOUNDTRACK: WALT DISNEY-Chilling, Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House (1964).

Just in time for Halloween, I link to Disney’s 1964 LP Chilling, Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House… 715 more words

Books About Writers

Little Orange Pills.

I shake the prescription bottle, the little orange pills clang around in the neon yellow plastic holder. The sound of it gives me relief, and even though the feeling leaves me a little embarrassed, I’m actually really glad I found a doctor who is finally listening to me. 1,194 more words


Have you met Lorna Lee yet? What are you waiting for?

Hi all:

As you know on Fridays I ¬†usually bring you guest authors or new books. Today, I go one better and I’ll do both. I read about my guest today, … 1,088 more words

Guest Author Post

Women Make the Difference Everywhere

Here’s another article just published on Impakter under my real name, Claude Forthomme – memories of the days when I worked at the United Nations, traveling to developing countries, to inspect and evaluate aid projects, trying to sort out problems: 504 more words



NEVER wear a mohair jumper to work when you know you are going to be really busy that day and WILL get sweaty!!! Just got home after a long day, threw my jumper off and stretched in the mirror and to my HORROR…I had super black fluffy mohair pits….WHICH I had been flashing around the office all day unaware <cringe>