Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Chicken and Eggs

Over breakfast this morning I came to a startling realization. Eating chicken and eggs together are inherently wrong. I don't why today of all days this occurred to me. I've eaten the pair together in the past, but suddenly today I realized that one comes from the other, granted it was probably a boy chicken I was eating, but something seemed so bad about it. And it spoiled my appetite.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Spirit of Encouragement: The Alexandra Writers' Centre Society
New article on Suite 101 in preparation for the 30th anniversary celebrations.

First Came Zinc...

And this evening came the Vaseline.

What is wrong with children? Why are they so obsessed with slimy, goopy gunk that makes such a damned mess and gets into the hair and clothes without much of a chance of it coming out? Not to mention they both are to protect from water...so do you think it's easy to just wash away? No...water

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Some Things I Hate

1. People that think they know everything. Take my husband for example. Now don't get me wrong, I don't hate him, I just hate some of the things he does sometimes. Like when he's had just a touch too much to drink and I try to have a conversation with him. He suddenly thinks he's goddamned Einstein and no one else can have an opinion or he just has all the answers to all the problems in the world. If only Canada did things like the Europeans we would be much better off. Aargh. And then, rather than

Friday, July 8, 2011

Brilliant and Noteworthy

Some of the greatest writers say, write everyday. It's great advice but so hard to follow most of the time. Right now I find myself staring at a blank page and wondering what the hell is supposed to happen next. And then slowly, one word at a time starts to fill the page. Sometimes there is no path, no final goal. A word turns into a sentence, a sentence into a paragraph, a paragraph into a page and

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Freshwater Pearls Anthology

I have a story coming out in an anthology this fall.
The story, Wednesday, will be my first real fiction publication.
Lots of other great writers inside, too.
Click the link to go to the Freshwater Pearls website to pre-order your copy today or you can pre-order copies through AWCS for only $20. Click on their secure web pages to be taken to the online store.
Wednesday” by Robin van Eck
When I lived at home, Gertrude spent Wednesdays locked in her bedroom. Through the paper thin walls, I heard her moan and cry out as if in pain. Once when I was twelve I unlocked the door with the ink cartridge from a ballpoint pen and barely missed being struck in the head with an empty glass.
Buy the book to read more. Will be available September 2011.