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Eugène Ionesco, Honorary Python

As part of my MFA comps (comprehensive exams), I’ve been reading Eugène Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano, and have been startled by how much it resembles the comedy of Monty Python. 416 more words


Homework for Today

This is my homework for today. Any guesses what I’m working on? :-)


From Mrs. To MFA: Part 3

The third post of this series will focus on what to do AFTER you’ve completed a novel manuscript and/or your graduate degree in writing.

In the second… 1,719 more words


Barker's "The Yattering and Jack": Coming to NBC Thursdays this Fall

I really like when authors take something that’s traditionally handled with bombastic reverence and reshape it to fit the mundane absurdities of our modern times. 524 more words

A Reunion & Pilgrimage / Reconnaissance / CreepFest

We get all smug about those bugs who can’t help but throw themselves at zappers (formally called electrical discharge insect control systems, because that’s a thing that people give a formal name), and we maybe shouldn’t do that. 1,242 more words


Snow and Fire

Recently I shoveled a foot of snow off my car with my cat’s litter dustpan. Well, mostly–I’m 5’3″, so when I was finished, my Kia still had a fin in the middle of its roof that I couldn’t reach. 1,109 more words