10 Dark Fantasy & Sci-Fi Novellas to Read in One Weekend

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh, 112 pages A magical forest by the name of Greenhollow is home to a mysterious guardian named Tobias or, as the locals call him, The Wild Man of the woods. The delicate balance of Tobias’s life is suddenly upset when the old house on the estate is bought by…More

Nature Loves a Mess. Don’t Interfere. (A Poem/Thought)

Just a reminder thattidiness is unnatural You are not meant to (always) be in control If you don’t sweepbirds come for the seeds If you don’t weedyou get more bees Let flowers dieyou get more in the spring Be careful where you exert your willYou know not (often) what you do ___ This morning I sat…More

Just Another Possibly Autistic Woman

It took a major breakdown for me to face up to the fact that the roles I played were not sustainable. You can read all about it because I wrote about some of it here. Autistics call these carefully but unconsciously created behaviours ‘masking’. They are coping mechanisms that are learned early in life, so…More

Murderbot Taught Me About Myself. And About Humans, Too

My absolute favourite series of the last few years is The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. It is made up of several novellas and a recent novel, Network Effect. Turns out, I am far from alone. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who does not like this book or series. Murderbot is grumpy. Murderbot is…More

I Feel Like I’m Being Attacked By Octopuses. I May Be Over-Reacting.

Periodically this happens, right? An animal, idea, or person suddenly seems to be everywhere, in different forms. Some call it synchronicity and say that it means you are supposed to be paying special attention to some sort of message: Jung believed that synchronicities mirror deep psychological processes, carry messages the way dreams do, and take…More

I’m Publishing Sub-Par Writing & So Should You

Confession: I am writing and publishing things that aren’t perfect. They’re not even great. Why?  If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be publishing anything at all.  So yeah, the posts I’m putting out are not my best work. I hope you’ll stick it out until I show you what I know I can do. I’d really…More

Sharing Memes is a Quick, Easy Way to Help Boost the Moods of Depressed People

Lately, I’ve been on a meme-sharing rampage. All my socials have caught on and are flooding me with memes. They connect with what I’m experiencing individually, but also with what we are all experiencing on a national, even global scale: the pandemic, the isolation, the social unrest, Bernie’s amazing gloves. This is something that is…More

Wait, That’s Me

Shuffling through the tall grass feeling with the tips of unfeeling boots hoping to find something but also praying I don’t my neck and shoulders have seized from looking down scanning the ground for signs of her blood her clothes her hair it’s cold now and won’t be warm until the sun comes up but…More