It’s 15 years since the Great North American Blackout. It was a stinking hot day, especially for the poor squirrel that caused it all.
Here’s part one of a story I wrote based on that day. I’ve put it up on Wattpad as the whole thing is a bit longer than I’d like for a blog post. (It also gives me a chance to try out Wattpad) Hope you like it!
Note, you’ll need to sign up for a membership but it’s free.
The planet Mars has been in the news a lot lately, what with:
- The discovery of water;
- the planet being at its closest perigee in 15 years;
- the 6th birthday of the Curiosity rover;
- The use of “Mars Awaits” in one of the proposed logo for Trump’s “Space Force”. (Still shaking my head at that whole thing)
So, here’s a bit of Mars-related sci-fi for you, a short story I wrote last fall. I hope you like it!
Continue reading “A Martian Birthday”
I am baking on a Tuesday evening. This is unusual for me. Normally my Tuesday evenings are tied up with choir practice or volunteer work, but in the summer, these things are on hiatus. And even though we have central air, baking isn’t something I do much of in the summer. But this evening is different as it’ll only come once. It is the 100th anniversary of my paternal grandmother’s birthday, and so I’m marking the occasion by attempting her signature cookie recipe once more. This time, I hope to get it right.
Continue reading “Cracking the recipe”