This is sweet, readers. Follow the link to learn more! Nurse adopts the NICU preemie who didn’t have a single visitor for 5 months "In the moment (I) knew she needed and deserved every ounce of love I had to give her," says Smith. By Heather Marcoux April 9, 2019 Usually, nurses who care for children in… Continue reading “You are my sunshine…”
It’s not even Halloween yet and I’m bringing you all the spooky stuff! Yet another friendly reminder, readers, that friends don’t let friends become Communists or Marxists: How we forgot about Pol Pot 4 March 2023, 6:30am When I was a small boy, I had a favourite book: The Magic Faraway Tree, by Enid Blyton. Given… Continue reading Dark Memories
Bulletin: Recover and Other News
Remember when I announced that I had a new book out? Well, a random act of kindness occurred, and it now has a new cover – ta dah! Before anyone wonders, no, I haven’t dropped Vixen Art – Vix is really pleased with the new cover. We have both been slammed with projects already this… Continue reading Bulletin: Recover and Other News
Reposted: Pregnant protagonists going to war
Ms. Monalisa Foster makes a good point here, readers. The fact that so many writers at present are ignoring it is more than a little bit disturbing: Link to article Pregnant protagonists going to war This morning I stumbled onto this and found myself in dire need to write about it because I too am… Continue reading Reposted: Pregnant protagonists going to war
A Happy Brood
Check it out, readers! Mom Has 15 Kids By Age 40, Gets Pregnant With 16th Baby And Homeschools Them All Lyette Reback grew up as an only child. She never spent her after-school hours babysitting for neighbors, and she never changed a dirty diaper. But deep down, despite her lack of experience, Lyette always knew… Continue reading A Happy Brood
Children in Fiction, Part 2: Their Characterization and Interactions with Other Characters
Last week we covered the implications which severe depopulation would present to a fictional race that regarded children as a pathology and how this relates to world-building. In the same piece where she spoke about the necessity of children in fiction, Ms. R.J. Sheffler touched on another issue plaguing their appearance in modern tales. This… Continue reading Children in Fiction, Part 2: Their Characterization and Interactions with Other Characters
Children in Fiction, Part 1: What Happens When There Aren’t Enough?
In her perceptive article “Stop Pretending Children Don’t Exist in Your Story World,” R.J. Sheffler covers several reasons why putting children in fiction is a necessary element for good world-building. As she herself states, youngsters do not have to be in the thick of the fighting or be involved in the action to make the… Continue reading Children in Fiction, Part 1: What Happens When There Aren’t Enough?
Mother’s Day Fun
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Or do they? In this laugh-out-loud video two women demonstrate how mothers’ views have altered over the last few decades. Although these ladies have several videos dedicated to such comparisons, this Summer Edition is definitely one of their better pieces. If any of you are… Continue reading Mother’s Day Fun
A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away….
There is a reason why this author refers to the original Star Wars film trilogy fairly often in her articles. When I was small, my father and I used to play a little game which we still return to every now and then. He would cover his mouth with one hand, breathe deeply a couple… Continue reading A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away….
Why Science Fiction Lacks Mothers and Fathers – and Why This Trend Needs to Change
There was (and may still be) a series of articles going around the WordPress blogosphere that points to a lack in science fiction I have been aware of for some time. These articles began after Mother’s Day of this year, and they came to this author’s attention a couple of weeks ago. Several people, authors… Continue reading Why Science Fiction Lacks Mothers and Fathers – and Why This Trend Needs to Change