I Return! 100-Word Short Stories!

You thought I was dead. You were wrong. Here are three 100-word short stories, prompts provided by readers on Facebook. I'm doing this again tomorrow, so feel free to lob me a prompt by 11 PM Taipei Standard Time. And if you like what I do, throw me a tip via PayPal. The ultrasound had … Continue reading I Return! 100-Word Short Stories!

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19th Century Novel Heroine Longs For Personality

Paris, London, Wherever - Lucasta V--, the sole emotional support of her aging father figure, has found herself longing for a personality in the small hours of the night. "It is true, I am blonde and virginal and am embroiled in an improbable yet proper romance, and that should be enough," said Lucasta, twirling a … Continue reading 19th Century Novel Heroine Longs For Personality

The Days of Stonild Lark, by Linnaeus Fryer – Part V

Behold, the fifth part! For previous installments, as well as all other Animas stories, click the 'Animas' category tag at the top of the post. Thanks! Sir Stonild never revealed to me the precise reason behind her decision to enter the political arena, particularly at such a young age - nineteen summers, then as now, … Continue reading The Days of Stonild Lark, by Linnaeus Fryer – Part V

The Days of Stonild Lark, by Linnaeus Fryer – Part IV

Here is Part IV! If you've missed the previous installments, they can be found here: Part I, Part II, Part III. I hope you enjoy it! On another note, I am considering discontinuing regular Animas posts in favor of more satirical news pieces. This does not mean I would cease to write Animas stories. The … Continue reading The Days of Stonild Lark, by Linnaeus Fryer – Part IV

Millenial Told by Baby Boomer to ‘Work Harder’ and ‘Make Sacrifices’

Nicole Norkoff, a 30-year old millenial and retail worker, has been told by her mother's friend to 'work harder' and 'make sacrifices' during a Facebook argument. The argument began when Norkoff's mother, Nancy, posted a status update expressing her frustration regarding her daughter's primary workplace cutting hours and benefits and noting that many of that … Continue reading Millenial Told by Baby Boomer to ‘Work Harder’ and ‘Make Sacrifices’

The Days of Stonild Lark, by Linnaeus Fryer – Part III

This is the third part of a biography of Prime Minister Stonild Lark, the first part of which can be found here and the second part here. Enjoy! So it was that young Stonild was emancipated and free to choose her own path, which is not necessarily a privilege when one is a partly-educated youth … Continue reading The Days of Stonild Lark, by Linnaeus Fryer – Part III

(Animas) The Days of Stonild Lark, by Linnaeus Fryer – Part II

This is the second part of a biography of Prime Minister Stonild Lark, the first part of which can be found here. Enjoy! What I know - what any of us know, since her famous sister's passing - about Avery Rosebrook Lark is starkly limited. She has no grave and precious little mention of her … Continue reading (Animas) The Days of Stonild Lark, by Linnaeus Fryer – Part II