Anti-Caturday: Hanging in the Trees

Continuing with the whole cuteness theme started last week, I bring you the Koala. Everybody knows they’re tree-living marsupials that live on Eucalyptus trees. Neither their cuteness nor the commonly known facts are what makes Koalas interesting. There are...

We Have Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself

You’ve probably seen Amanda Palmer’s viral TED speech by now. If you haven’t, take a moment to watch it. The very act of creation is scary. For me the scary parts come from the fear of putting too much of myself on the page, being the literary...

Anti-Caturday: Fennecing Around

Once in a while it’s time to concentrate on the utterly adorable and that brings us to the Fennec Fox. They’re small and highly social and they mate for life. They eat pretty much anything small enough that they can find up to and including rabbits. But...

The Legacy of Helmi pt 10

No writing prompt this time. “I am not going to just stay behind while you guys go risk life and limb on that island.” Rita stood in front of the passenger door, looking like an Amazon straight out of the history pages. “Come now, Rita. You know we need someone to...

Anti-Caturday: The Tongues They Are A-Wagging

I sometimes feel like I don’t do enough creepy-as-hell creatures here so this week’s representative is going to fill that quota by a long mile. The tongue-eating louse is not actually a louse but a crustacean and therefore more closely related to lobsters...