Insignia Vol.1: Japanese Fantasy Stories
Oct20

Insignia Vol.1: Japanese Fantasy Stories

I have exciting news! Today is the release day for Insignia Vol.1, a Japanese fantasy anthology edited by Kelly Matsuura. AND IT CONTAINS TWO STORIES BY ME! My story “The Bakeneko” is an adventure piece about a young girl who is being stalked by her evil cat, and my story “Becoming Hashihime” is a literary piece about love and loss. Both are based on Japanese myths. Neither of my stories are comedies. I know,...

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I picked this flower, just for you.
Aug20

I picked this flower, just for you.

Hi there. I think you’re pretty swell, so I picked this flower, just for...

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The Boy Who Drew Cats
Aug01

The Boy Who Drew Cats

  I love fairy tales and this Japanese fairy tale is officially my favourite: The Boy Who Drew Cats   Once upon a time there was a boy called Joji.  Joji was the youngest of 12 siblings, small and weak. To all appearances, he was incompetent beyond the wildest imaginings of his parents. To make matters worse, instead of doing his school work or his chores, or practicing to become a warrior hero like the other young men of Japanese...

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One of these cats is not like the other.
Apr29

One of these cats is not like the other.

This week I have been staying with my sister. She has a new cat. The new cat’s name is Marple and she is as sweet as pumpkin pie. Her sweetness makes her quite a contrast to my own beastly creature, but that is only the beginning of their differences. While my cat uses his scratching pole as one of his many pee places (the others being clean laundry baskets, my bed, and any open drawers), Marple uses her scratching pole...

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Warning: Cat Lady.
Oct10

Warning: Cat Lady.

18 months ago I visited the Hobart Cat Centre, and went home with a cat. I had every intention of leaving with a cat, but I hadn’t anticipated all that this entailed. Entering the cat centre I believed I would leave with a pet much like my goldfish but with fur. My new cat would be an unobtrusive creature who would entertain me at my whim, possibly demanding to be fed occasionally, when it wasn’t curled up angelically in my lap. Upon...

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Waking up.
Jun10

Waking up.

  Waking up...

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