original illustration of the hross from Out of a Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis

You Might Be An Alien If–

  You might be an Alien if . . . .  Your spaceship is double parked in the living room. You use more than 10% of your brain. You think books are made of paper. You think telephones are for talking. You think there is no intelligent life on this planet. You think being called ‘spacey’ is a compliment. Gravity is pulling you down. You know what a Fluvian Nurplex is. The words “fire your retro jets” […]

What Does Reader Sarah Want?

Reader Interview (With a tip of the hat to the Inside the Actor’s Studio) First Name: Sarah Gender: F Age Range: 21-40 Occupation: peer tutor at the JCCC Writing Center What occupation (other than yours) would you like to try? Fiction and poetry writer What sound or noise do you love? Purring cat What sound or noise do you hate? Insistent meowing of cat wanting to go outside What is your favorite word? Bizarre Fiction […]

What Does Reader Rob Want?

First Name:  Rob Gender:  Male Age Range: 61+ Occupation:  Retired (very tiring) What occupation (other than yours) would you like to try?  Never gave anything but writing a thought, past the age of say 7 What sound or noise do you love?  Many-many.  Rain after drought.  The onset of a thunderstorm in hot summer weather.  The laughter of children. What sound or noise do you hate?  Whining, especially of children, but even of cats What […]