and then...dust

My flash fiction piece about a Catholic boy with Pica Syndrome, Dust to Dust, is in issue 16 of Kawsmouth and can be viewed here:

They are also curating my three minute autobiographical film, Novelist, which can be seen here:

What cheer! I was so happy to hear the news. 

I'm preoccupied this weekend studying epiphanies and the photography of Nicolas Alan Cope. Also still plowing ahead through my romance novel, PAINT. Thanks to all of my readers; I know it's been awhile since I've posted a tutorial (though I have been working on one about dialogue). Keep checking back, and remember that I will be releasing the podcast sometime this fall!


Dear Jack White

Dear Jack White,

More men like you! More creative, brave, honest, innocent, God-fearing gentlemen like you. That's what I like best.

I am so grateful for everything you do. Have you read Winnie-the-Pooh? I think you would like it. I think you would like my stories, too. Thank you, thank you!

Peace and Love,

Miss Ayah


and then...privacy

On the risk of privacy invasion.

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Interview with Dylan Rollo

Some answers on language from Rhetorician Dylan Rollo

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"Sometimes it's easy to forget where a root is, how the trunk happens. I am having fun watching the universe make its own way for me."

-Aneesa Shami

You may remember my collaborative effort with Aneesa to make a birthday card for the new Threadless greeting card collection.

After some alterations and contracts and waiting, our card is now available at Target stores across the US! Be sure to stock up for your friends and family, as they're only available for a limited time.  

Thanks to all of you for voting for us, and thanks to all of you who support Novelism with your readership and feedback. There will come a time when Alan and I will depend on word of mouth even more than we do now; that is, with the eventual publication of Cope Syndrome. It's inspiring to know we have already touched the thoughts of so many. 

So keep thinking, keep writing and enjoy your new birthday card!