Book Review: All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris

This is one of my old book reviews that I never got around to posting anywhere. Better late than never, I guess? Summary: Book 7 in the Sookie Stackhouse series, AKA The Southern Vampire Mysteries, now HBO's True Blood. Sookie goes to a national vampire summit to aid the queen of Louisiana, who will be … Continue reading Book Review: All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris

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Prompt: 99 Red Balloons of Yore

Today's prompt was from my writer's group. The subject of red balloons in Stephen King's It and other, non-horror stories came up, so we decided to write something with a red balloon.   Enjoy!   Miranda was just about to get in the shower when she saw the red balloon. Being somewhat of a grouch, … Continue reading Prompt: 99 Red Balloons of Yore

Gendering Products: We’re Doing It Wrong, But We Still Need To Do It

I saw a video the other day about needlessly gendered products. The examples included nonsense like a model globe with a pink holder and the countries colored pink, a pink-handled "lady hammer," and men's yogurt. I've seen this kind of thing before, and I've agreed it was ridiculous. Pink-washing in particular has always irritated me. … Continue reading Gendering Products: We’re Doing It Wrong, But We Still Need To Do It