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And To My Wife…

23rd October 2010 | 0 Comments

This is another piece that came out of my reader-prompted series, “Wind Tunnel Dreams”. One of the prompts I got was “and to my wife, I leave the electric kettle and the screwdriver set.” Now, what do you do with that? I had no idea. I sat on it for most of the month, looking […]

Nine Things About Oracles

23rd October 2010 | 0 Comments

So this fabulous ridiculous thing happened. The remarkable Elise Mattheson, whose jewelry has sparked many a story and many a poem, made a piece called “Nine Things About Oracles“… And it inspired everyone. No, seriously. At last count, “Nine Things About Oracles” had sparked 108 poems. So this is another piece where I feel like […]


23rd December 2009 | 3 Comments

I wrote “Valentines” when I was supposed to be writing something else entirely. I’d gone to visit my friends at Wyrding Studios, and had intended to finish my short story “Undertow” while I was there. Instead, I ended up curled on their couch capturing “Valentines” as it fell out of my head! Surprise! And I […]


29th May 2009 | 0 Comments

Oh, this one’s a doozy. In December 2008, my dear friend SJ Tucker fell drastically ill. S00j is a traveling bard; as such, she din’t have health insurance. Fortunately, she has a bunch of creative and determined friends! We started a community and auctioned stuff we made. But it wasn’t enough. So Phil Brucato and […]


29th May 2009 | 1 Comment

This is the rare thing that rose up without a connection to Wind Tunnel Dreams, to jewelry, to masks, to anything but the fact that I am thoroughly steeped in fairy tales. That, and the fact that I am often subject to marauding troops of morbid Girl Scouts. No, really. My daughter is fourteen, and […]

When Her Eyes Open

29th March 2009 | 0 Comments

In September 2008, I did one of my frequent collaborations with Kythryne Aisling of Wyrding Studios. We solicited prompts from our readers… and every weekday, I wrote something and she created a piece of jewelry based on the same prompt. We had lots of fun – Kyth’s a great collaborator, a very gifted artist, and […]

The Angel of Fremont Street

29th March 2009 | 0 Comments

One day, I was folding the clean laundry and listening to music. “I Wish I Was a Girl” by Counting Crows came on, and I was swept away by part of the chorus: “I wish for all the world that I could say ‘Hey, Elizabeth, you know, I’m doing all right these days…’” And I […]

Unruly Harvest

29th March 2009 | 0 Comments

At WisCon 2008, I went to one of Elise Mattheson’s haiku earring parties; she makes dozens of pairs of earrings that can be all yours for the price of a haiku. You go in and pick out your earrings, and she gives them a title. You write a haiku, based on the title or the […]

Wool and Silk and Wood

22nd February 2009 | 0 Comments

The fall of 2007 was rough. My longstanding comic project, Shayara, had fallen apart – the artist backed out for the last time. I’d been focusing my creative energies so long on Shayara, and I didn’t know what to do. So I posted asking for writing prompts, and decided to write flash fiction every day […]