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Monthly archives for December, 2006

Unprofessional Snarky B-Movie Review-...

Unprofessional Snarky B-Movie Review-No Bimbos!

I’m watching The Descent.  Right now.  Seriously.  (BTW, I have a short, horror story that won a first place award by the same name.) Okay, I’m about halfway into the movie and I’m pretty freaked out.  Just got the first glimpse of what we’re dealing with creature-wise… oh yeah, baby.  Cool.  A little further now and so far, […]

Post Holiday Check-In

Post Holiday Check-In

I’m recovering from Christmas.  Sorry for the long silence.  We’re crazy here in the Elliott household.  We do breakfast and dinner.  For. A. Lot. Of. People.  We will continue doing so, but next year, I think I’ll try and cook a lot of the dishes ahead of time– that way I can just pop them […]

First Unprofessional Snarky Interview...

First Unprofessional Snarky Interview! The Grim Trixter

Not so long ago, I wrote a glowing review of a book called The Grim Trixter by Brandy Schwan.  This beautiful and darkly evocative publication has been recommended for a Stoker and if it receives enough recommendations, it will make the preliminary ballot and go on to the voting.  When Jason Sizemore, editor of Apex […]

Monday Smiles

Monday Smiles

One of my favorite perks of WordPress is the ability to see all the search strings that bring people to the Snark.   I hope you enjoy a big Monday grin over these.  I did. 1. Peace sign tree garland (Luckily that ridiculousness went away.) 2. Lyrics Picture Pervert by Pollyn(great downtempo, sexy music– check it […]

Unprofessional Snarky Book Review!

Unprofessional Snarky Book Review!

Storm Force by Meredith Fletcher What It’s About: Wilderness guide Kate Garrett is having the bad day of the century. The worst storm in Florida’s history is about to hit land, and she’s been taken hostage by a gang of escaped convicts. Worse, her children are stranded on low ground and her ex-husband can’t be […]

I Gift You With a Sleepy Ramble

I Gift You With a Sleepy Ramble

I’m watching an interesting show on the History Channel right now.  I just spent five hours helping my son finish a project he’d blown off– one that was supposed to have taken three weeks.  He’s in a gifted reading program and while he likes the choice of bigger books, he isn’t so keen on the extra […]

Shakespeare and Blood Atonement

Shakespeare and Blood Atonement

Shakespearean Hokey Pokey O proud left foot, that ventures quick within  Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.  Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:  Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.  Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke.  A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.  To spin! A wilde release from heaven’s yoke.  Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl. […]

What’s Stopping You?

What’s Stopping You?

I’ve been working on a piece about the true meaning behind procrastination.  Or, what was behind mine.  This month’s “the Writer” beat me to the punch. There are many similarities in my piece and an article called Take 5 Deep Breaths– Then Write by S. Kay Murphy. So, I’ll just share a couple of points we […]

Quick Hello

Quick Hello

Aren’t these great??  I’ve been researching the labrys– the double-headed ax.  It was the weapon of choice for women of Crete.  It has to do with my character and her past, destiny… all that jazz.  There is a scene where things fall into place with her and yeah, it has a little to do with […]

Feeling Random…

Feeling Random…

I had a great writing day.  Finally got to a point where I can start submitting to my critique group again.  I’m going over the next chapter one more time tonight, then polishing up the next.  Woohoo!     So, to celebrate, I’m sharing nothing but randomness.  Wonderful, strange and funny randomness. First of all– I’m […]

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