#atozchallenge: Zombie Apocalypse

I have been involved in the A to Z Challenge for three years now, and don’t think I have actually successfully finished it yet. I am finally doing my Z post, only a week late. Oh well. I never was known for living according to schedules. But in the spirit of my ... Read More

#atozchallenge: Xylocarpic splendor

How do words come into being? How did a rock become described by the sound “rawk”?  Why is wind not wssshhhhhh? Why do words for mother sound similar in many different languages ? Why does a dog say “woof” (actually dogs, and chickens and cows, make different sounds in different ... Read More

#atozchallenge: Unbelievable, vastness, and words (Yep. I cheated.)

I have seen many wonders in my life. I have imagined many more. Every day I wake up to wonder … the wonder of life itself. When I sleep, my mind wanders in worlds unimaginable, yet they made it into my mind. Humanity is one of the peaks of that wonder. ... Read More

#atozchallenge: A tale of time (I think)

The odd thing about beginnings is that they are usually the ending of something else. So who knows where this tale truly begins? But for the sake of reference, we will refer to The Beginning as the beginning. And so it begins. The first man to begin at said beginning ... Read More

#atozchallenge: Something

Since I once again got of schedule in my A to Z Challenge posts, I am going to combine one of them with this week’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups post. That way I am not burdening the blogging world with numerous bits o’ silliness and forcing people to evaluate how much they can ... Read More

#atozchallenge: Random ramble

Once again I am doing two in one. Today is R and S. Not decided yet if I will do them both as one, or have two separate posts today. I don’t have a plan of action for a change so am just typing again and seeing where I will end up. ... Read More

#atozchallenge: Quietly

The monster resides within. Quietly it watches. Most moments are just tantalizing bits of motion. Sensations to feed upon. The monster tastes, explores sensation, looking for that … … that ONE! The flavor it seeks! The image that charges it. The sound that chills it. The pain that awakens it. Some monsters ... Read More

#atozchallenge: Peace or peace? A poem.

eace. lentiful nature. No people yet. eople. Play well with nature. Low population. opulation grows. People don’t play well. Peace disturbed. These people prefer these people. Those people prefer those people. These and those pester each other. Pestering becomes power struggles. All people find they prefer profit. Power struggles and ... Read More

#atozchallenge: The art of Ernest Oops

It is time for another combined post. Today is O day for the A to Z challenge, and I did not have anything specific in mind. But then I remembered that I have not yet done this week’s 100 Word Challenge for Grownups. Until moments ago, I had not even looked to ... Read More