Monthly Archives: February 2013

When a friend kills you off in her book, you’re loved!

I’ve always loved those t-shirts that proudly declare “Careful, you’ll end up in my novel” or “I’m a writer. Consider yourself warned” (and if you think these are in jest, I’ll give you the phone numbers of three of my ex-boyfriends).  Read the rest of this entry

“Something in the Walls”

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One of life’s great joys is finally finding something for which you’ve been searching a long time. I’ve written about this before: in 2011, I finally found a short story called “Obstinate Uncle Otis,” by Robert Arthur, which heavily influenced me (https://kristipetersenschoonover.com/2012/07/11/the-other-shoe-drops-robert-arthurs-obstinate-uncle-otis/); I also was able to find a short story my father had referenced only once, many years ago, but had never uttered its title or who had written it so I had to search by key word (“The Light of Other Days,” by Bob Shaw: https://kristipetersenschoonover.com/tag/the-light-of-other-days-by-bob-shaw/).

There are many such things on my list, and I’m happy to report yet another has been found. Read the rest of this entry

A little dust makes a difference…

I’m not a fan of snow. In fact, I’m a chionophobe. But our decorative miniature cemetery looked very different the first time it saw snow…somehow a little dusting made the silk flowers look real, the Styrofoam marble and the statues menacing.

I might even be tempted to leave it up through the winter next year. What do y’all think?

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