The Quietest Dinosaur

The Quietest Dinosaur — by Dan and Sarah Fullerton   Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, lived a young dinosaur named Cornelius.  Cornelius loved to run and play with the other young dinosaurs.  He especially liked to dance in the rain and sing...

My Sci-Fi Novel, Day 1

Well,      School’s out, the room’s packed up, my tests and homework’s are graded, and I have an hour and a half until I teach my night class.  My science fiction novel, day 1, officially starts!  I have 90 minutes to start hammering out the ideas,...

Short Exercise: Change of Viewpoint

Exercise: Write a short introduction from an unusual viewpoint. Roused from sleep by an incessant banging at 7:53 a.m. on the nose, just like every other weekday, my awakening was met by a chorus of groans and disappointment.  I don’t mind, though.  I know my...

A Battle of Wills

From the moment Cricket entered my life, we set on a stringent regimen of housetraining as prescribed by all the ‘how to properly raise a puppy’-type books, which I had researched thoroughly so as to train the world’s best dog. Unfortunately, Cricket hadn’t read the...

Mystery of the Flinging Poo

Once Cricket (and her crate, and the towel, and my shirt) were cleaned up, we began the process of acclimating ourselves to our new living situation. Cricket slept and shook for most of her first two days as she recovered from the shock of her plane trip. During this...

Cricket On the Hearth

I’ve always been a dog person. I grew up with dogs. I like dogs. Most of them like me. But never in my wildest dreams was I prepared for the eight-pound agglomeration of love, sass, and eccentricity in the form of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that I so aptly named...

I know how to handle myself in public… as little as possible!

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