humour

Pirate Spotting

“Avast,” cried the child from the next aisle over. “Avast, matey!” “Stay close,” I said as I picked through the black pleather boots on sale. Looking for my size in something without a 3 inch heel. The child ran over, tugging on my arm with excitement. “I found a pirate.” “No toys today,” I reminded …

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Chocolate Gift Tradition

Over the holidays, we discovered a gift at our doorstep. “What is it?” asked the child. “Chocolates from our hermit neighbour,” said His Highness. “She leaves them every year.” He ripped off the glittery wrapping paper. Fancy chocolates from Daniel Le Chocolat Belge. Yummo. While he wasted time checking the chocolate identification codes, I identified …

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The Worst Advice I’ve Heard for Author Branding

I write horror fiction and non-fiction health. This is a problem for author branding or communicating my author style to readers. It’s not a problem for readers going from horror to non-fiction. It’s a big problem for readers going from non-fiction to horror. Some readers expect my fiction to be educational and encouraging like my non-fiction. …

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Canada Geese Migration Luck

[genre: non-fiction, humour] His Highness and I were on a nature walk with Dingo and Wiley, looking forward to watching Canada Geese migration. The dog and puppy running, herding, and using logs and debris as an agility course seemingly custom designed for their Blue Heeler joy and enlightenment. Overhead, the harsh cries of Canada geese …

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