Scarlet flies everywhere. “They are eyeballs,” she says.

Today’s rec: “Only Calculate The Motion of Heavenly Bodies” by Marcia Richards– my apologies, I was not able to turn up a website with 100% certainty and chose to err on the side of not accidentally conflating Marcias.  Anyway, the… Continue Reading →

…laughing and twisting and breathing in that gunsmoke that turns your snot black like she’s a barracuda and it’s seawater…

Some of my recommendations here are going to be for slightly older things.  I decided to do this to share my favorite story bookmarks with the world, and because my favorite story bookmarks are getting out of hand.  That’s not… Continue Reading →

Are Wedding Necklaces A Thing Now?

Because this one is like the fourth one I’ve made this year and I have two more to do. I made this one for Liz‘s sister based a photo exchange between Liz and I where she posted actual images and… Continue Reading →

She looked like fire was running over her skin like spilled beer running across a table…

What are you doing right now? Well, you should be reading “Playing Prometheus” by Francis Rowat! Why? Because you like old women being badass and tugging at your heartstrings at the same time (as old women do).

Escape Velocity 2017

I got to go to Escape Velocity 2017 and it was actually totally awesome, despite the fact I’ve taken so long to post about it.  See, I didn’t actually know that I was going until the day before.  I’m pretty… Continue Reading →

Circle(s) In The Sand

A fabulous wedding collaboration with Awesome Librarian Girlfriend for her friends’ wedding. Before I get into the pretty pictures though, I want to take a moment to talk about the wedding itself.  We flew up over the weekend, ALB with… Continue Reading →

Who was it who wondered why more people don’t write songs about their mothers…

“Honorary Whites” by Christine Ro really punched me in my feels and my worldbuilding– it’s made of wonderful ouch and some of the most distinct character voices I’ve seen in short fiction in a long time.  And there’s a document… Continue Reading →

Something Blue

Made for Awesome Librarian Girlfriend!Mom’s Wedding! It was intended as a gift, but it happened to match her dress and she chose to wear it down the aisle, which was just the most touching thing until the ceremony started.  And… Continue Reading →

I Feel This Conversation May Be Worth Mentioning

As followers of my Instagram (or my Twitter now that native posting works) probably noticed, Awesome Librarian Girlfriend and I went to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on Saturday, because we are adults and we can decide to visit the zoo at… Continue Reading →

Quiet AF: The Fuckening

I mentioned this blog wasn’t work safe, right? It’s kind of not work safe. Write! is still working out great and the company still hasn’t paid me a cent for saying this.  I’m just that happy with the service.  I… Continue Reading →

Quiet AF

I don’t think my third time trying Scrivener has worked out after all. If I’m right— and I fear that this one time that I was so sure I could make it work that I actually paid for it is,… Continue Reading →


      So, one of my roommates fell head-over-heels in love with the center stone, a giant, vintage Dark Vitrail rounded triangle.  I promised her I’d bezel it for her no matter what.  Well, it took a few tries,… Continue Reading →


    I absolutely can’t resist mounting unfoiled stones upside-down.  Well, if they have an upside down.  When they do, magic occurs.  Just look at that fabulous point. This was my mom’s birthday present.  She still managed to put it… Continue Reading →

Flowers Blooming On A Cliffside

  And now, a super late post of my Awesome Librarian Girlfriend’s Fishmas gift! Well, it was late period, but only just showing it now is admittedly pretty sad on my part.  Anyway, that’s a vintage Czech stone with four… Continue Reading →

At work I am composed and civil and do not break anything…

Oh hey, you know what you should do this weekend? You should read the latest issue of Glittership, which is to say this. Rose Lembuerg is a super class act besides.  She’s only a few dollars away from unlocking a… Continue Reading →

What? It’s A Good Hat.

I got a request to go over my methods from an unexpected source.  In the interests of satisfying their curiosity, here’s a summary of what it’s like being me when I have my writer hat on. Step One: Bunnies >… Continue Reading →

M. Raoulee Reviews Ghost In The Shell So You Don’t Have To Suffer

Short Version I bought a cup of wine before I went in.  The clerk told me to enjoy the wine; didn’t mention the movie. I took two sips out of it before the film started, resolving to save the rest… Continue Reading →

So, Let Me Tell You Something Awesome

Besides an amazing coach, I also have a kickass editor.  Trust me, I need one.  The gentleman who was supposed to teach my class to use commas did it wrong on purpose.  Of course, my class in school was supposedly… Continue Reading →


So, the one thing I deeply regret in my life turned out to be that I didn’t pay attention in shop class.  Why not? I was busy writing and the teachers either A) had an acute smoker’s cough not parsable… Continue Reading →

“Edge of Everything” is out now!

You can buy it, and a lot of other cool stories, here.  Or here. I talked about what happened while writing “Edge of Everything” in this post and this other one. None of them mention the fact I wrote almost… Continue Reading →

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