Monthly Archives: May 2010
In honor of Towel Day (okay, it was yesterday), please try this simple exercise. If you know enough about a character to write him or her convincingly, you can answer the question posed by Douglas Adams: Does he know where his towel is? Examples: Peter does not know where his towel is. Nikki tries to … Continue reading
What can we learn from books that end in mid-sentence? Perhaps that periods, question marks, and exclamation marks ought to get down off their high horse. By books that end in mid-sentence we mean of course only those that deliberately end thus, excluding those abrupt endings due to authorial demise like “The Last Tycoon” or historical … Continue reading
This was inspired by Cory Doctorow’s “I, Robot” and “I, Rowboat” and originally appeared online as part of International Pixel-Stained TechnoPeasant Day. I, Roe-Bot by Sharon Mock The salmon are spawning again.
Of course you don’t remember Jeremy, my dear; you weren’t born yet, so you didn’t get any of him,
I used to be like you. Scraping by from paycheck to paycheck. Harrassed by debt-collectors.
For the first time in fifteen years I looked up from my road to see the sky. Presumably every possible