Out and About

Yesterday, I posted about writing good bad guys at The Write Type.

Today, I’m posting at Fatal Foodies on the topic of bar jokes and bar food, both of which are dear to my heart. (Yes, Mom, I told your joke!) šŸ˜€

Yesterday, I filled in at Fatal Foodies for Dana Fredsti, who is working on a project. I copped out and posted a call for submissions for mystery stories. If you write mysteries, jump on over there and check it out.

Our youngest grandson came over yesterday and, as he always does, he asked for “noodles”. By this, he means Ramen. I was ‘putin’, so his Granddad made them. Sadly, Granddad doesn’t make them the right way; he makes them the way “Bug” says he wants them. No matter what he says, at our house he wants them with “boil” and “trees”, by which he means with water and the contents of the seasoning packet.

So now you can speak a foreign language: Bug.

You’re welcome.

Don’t forget to join me tomorrow, when Chris Verstraete will visit and tell us about her young people’s mystery SEARCHING FOR A STARRY NIGHT, which is being re-released on Kindle! Come and see what children, a dog and a miniature work of art have to do with each other.

WRITING PROMPT: Write a child who has a very specific idea of how a food should be prepared, and have him/her talk a somewhat unsympathetic or clueless adult through making it.


This entry was posted in .


I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

You may also like...

One thought on “Out and About

  1. Holly Jahangiri

    July 27, 2010 at 11:12am

    I love this! (At first, I confuse “putin” with “pootin” and was ROFL that you’d just write that out, and couldn’t figure out why that rendered you incapable of making “Bug” juice.)

    I like your writing challenge, too. I think I’ll give it a go!

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen

      July 27, 2010 at 4:10pm

      Oh, dear, I could never be so crude! Just in case you don’t know my motto, it’s this:

      “To hell with anything unrefined.”
      –Mehitabel the Cat

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply

Leave a Reply, If You Ple-az

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.