Cat Door Misadventures

Things don’t always go the way you plan. This is a tale of that very lesson. We have two cats: Lily and Meeker. Lily is small and sweet and afraid of everything. Meeker is big, in charge, and loves to go outside. Meeker loves going outside so much that he doesn’t care who he has…

Are There Really 115 Synonyms for Walk?

Today, Dan shared this post from Writer’s Write, the entirety of which was this image. It’s a list of 115 ways to say “walk.” I’m all for synonyms and lists of synonyms. Especially for my crutch words (variations of look, for example), sign me the frick up for synonym lists. My characters can only do…

Flash Fiction: From the Woods

From the Woods I crawl through Darkness, the ever-present being, one I can’t touch but knows me completely. Darkness wants to keep me here, in these woods, surrounded, lost. If I have no hope of escape, Darkness gets her wish. But if I find the way out, Darkness is powerless to stop me. So I…

The WooSong Warriors: An Underdog Story

The past couple of days, I’ve been with my sons at their Taekwondo tournament. Athletes from all over the world gathered to compete in an array of events, including board breaking, traditional and creative forms (see the first video – my son is the one on the right), and team events.   First thing on…

We Need To Talk About That “Hot Car” Meme

Have you seen this floating around the interwebs lately? My local radio station posted it on their Facebook page this morning. As of this writing, it’s been shared from that page 55 times, and it’s one of many pages I’ve seen it on in the past few days. I’m sure the number of shares is…

Antagonists and Big Rooms

Have you noticed this trend, especially in sci-fi or superhero movies? I think I first noticed it with Ronan in Guardians of the Galaxy. But after that, I started noticing it other places. How about Darth Vader? Or even the “queen” dragon in How to Train Your Dragon. I’m not talking about motivations, or back…