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I am a Novelist

I am a Novelist

Thanks to NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, I have just written a novel. 50,330 words of fiction. I can call myself a novelist.* I’ve wanted to write a book since I was a little girl reading them by the dozen. For years I’ve skirted around writing...

Kangaroos by Ogden Nash

The kangaroo can jump incredible. He has to jump, because he’s edible. I could not eat a kangaroo, But many fine Australians do. Those with cookbooks as well as boomerangs Prefer him in tasty kangaroo meringues. (Ogden Nash wrote this to be read along with...

At the Library

Today we went out wandering and ended up at one of our local branch libraries. We borrowed some CDs, a book of children’s songs, and a bilingual version of the Japanese constitution with historical commentary. I’m already enjoying the constitution. I am a...

A riddle

A little word of doubtful number, A foe to rest and peaceful slumber. If you add an “s” to this, Great is the metamorphosis. Plural is plural now no more, And sweet what bitter was before. What am I? I think old riddles are neat. This is one of my...

Better Life, Olive Crown

I wrote a poem using two-word phrases collected from the subject lines of spam I’ve received recently. They were so inventive, it seemed a pity to just throw them away. I’ve combined 28 of them into something that makes about as much sense and the spam...