Yes! In the latest Hawaii Fiction Writers group anthology, a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library chapters at Aina Haina Library and Kapolei Public Library:
Kissing Frogs and Other Quirky Fairy Tales
Thank you, editors extraordinaire Michael, Gail and Carol Catanzaritti (in memoriam).
While mine (“The Disrespectful Prince and The Frog”) is (as always) AWESOME, there are 25 other beautiful, funny, clever and nearly-awesome retellings of fairy tales along the lines of the old Fractured Fairy Tales cartoons.
So buy yourself a copy, buy your friends copies, buy your exes copies, buy your enemies copies, buy copies and donate them to your local school and prison libraries. And rejoice in great stories and in being an Official Goodness on the Face of the Earth™ for supporting our libraries!
Currently listening to: Beeping, Crunching and Grinding Noises by The Roadwork Crew. Industrial sounds courtesy of Honolulu City & County resurfacing the loop in front of our townhouse complex for the first time since they built the road.
Despite being machine-generated, it successfully captures the rhythm and flow of natural work as they strip off the top couple of inches of road, clean and clear the surface, lay down a new layer of blacktop, then roll it flat with a two-roller vehicle that periodically generates deep, throbbing bass sounds as it works. (Move over, hip hop, there’s a new kid in town.)
Occasional conversions between construction crewmembers serve to connect the performance together. With airhorns providing accents at times.
This is day 4 of the live performance.
Scotch is a form of whiskey. The people are Scots.
I replied, “How that got into your ancestry must be an interesting story. Does this mean you’re immune to hangovers? Do you have to pay alcohol import duties on yourself when you travel? Are you flammable?”
He hasn’t responded yet. Maybe someone poured him back into the bottle and he can’t get out.
Don’t be stuck in the bottle. Grammar matters.
Tweet from Maggie Stiefvater (@mstiefvater), at Nov 13, 13:57
ok ok remember your mantras you can do this I am complete I love the life I have my spirit is at peace I have retractable fangs I create my own path I surrender to the flow https://twitter.com/mstiefvater/status/1327371049583960064