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!
Maybe it's just me, But sun shines brighter now that I've my Girl Friday. I know updates have been thin on the ground lately, what with Nanowrimo (not that I got much usable material out of it), my parents visiting, and insert sob writer story here. Happily, everything will be better now that I have … Continue reading Buffy Haiku
Dog? Or alien Wearing a little dog suit? Riddle for ages. I'm four days into Nano, and I'm not feeling well besides. So I'm going to talk about dogs, or rather a dog again, because it's soothing. Ralphie is one of my parents' two dogs. He is a Jack Russell / Chihuahua mix (or so … Continue reading Ralphie Haiku
I'm still sick, so you get more dog facts. History haiku should return tomorrow. Labrador Retrievers come from Newfoundland (while Newfoundlands come from Labrador; work that one out.) Both labs and newfies come from the St John's Water Dog, which was pretty much a Heinz 57 breed of a bunch of different European working dogs. … Continue reading Sick Day / Lab Facts
I am sick today and my brain is all in a fuzz and I feel sorry for myself. So let's take a break from beheadings for some sweet dog facts. Pomeranians originate from Germany and Poland. By the 18th century, they'd already skipped over the Channel to England, a couple of poms being owned by … Continue reading Sick Day / Sweet Pom Facts
I don't really give a shit today, so here's a dog picture. Okay, fine, Chihuahua history facts: They've been around since 100 AD, have only been recognized by the AKC since 1904, and have historically been used as living hot water bottles for aches, pains, and illnesses. These two in the foreground are mixes, but … Continue reading Whatevs
So his watch begins. Neither iceberg nor fell storm Shall touch this bookstore. I certainly feel a lot safer, knowing that this corgi is out there defending literacy. (Later, I stepped into a Family Mart and there was a corgi puppy and I got to pet it and life was good.) I am also feeling … Continue reading Taipei Haiku #68
Spud was deeply stupid. Chihuahuas have a rep for not being the great minds of the canine world, but Spud took this to the next level. She would bark at everything she could see, including cyclists on the highway she could see from her perch at the back of the couch and empty garbage bins. … Continue reading Spud and the Patio Roof
Squeaky Lamb's reprieve Jaws of the murder pup rest As she dreams of blood It's a long, involved process to import an animal to Taiwan from Canada, and it's not really aided by the fact that the exact steps aren't clearly and consistently listed. It's not that I can't understand why it's long and involved … Continue reading Buffy Haiku #1
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