#Caturday and Monthly Update

It’s the first of the month, so I have a new Hot Flash on the Hot Flash page. Does anybody read these? Should I continue this monthly feature, or drop it? Don’t say, “Do it if you enjoy it.” I’m askin’ you, “Who’s on first?

I’m still harping on LIFE OF PI. I’ve almost finished re-reading it, and I’m wondering if I’ll turn to the beginning and re-read it again. Maybe I’ll wait until I’ve seen the movie and then re-read it again.

At any rate, in honor of the movie, here is a link to WWF’s page on tigers. That World Wildlife Fund, not World Wrestling Federation. Wrestle with a tiger, believe me, you do not want to do.

Here is a Wiki on the strange preponderance of Richard Parkers involved in shipwrecks, real and fictional.

Here is a link to the Louisville Zoo, where I took my tiger pictures.

photo copyright 2000 by Marian Allen

And here — because, after all, why not? — is a link to the text of William Blake’s “The Tyger”.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Who would you like to be shipwrecked with?



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.

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One thought on “#Caturday and Monthly Update

  1. Jane

    December 1, 2012 at 10:25am

    Please proceed, to quote the president.

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  2. Marion Driessen

    December 1, 2012 at 11:16am

    Marian, you just have to continue writing these Hot Flashes! I love your ability to paint a story in under fifty words.

    On my Dutch blog, I have participated in writing a story in just six words. And I totally loved it. Unfortunately the host stopped, so the challenge is no longer. Perhaps one day I should start my own.

    Have a warm weekend, my friend.

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      Marian Allen

      December 2, 2012 at 8:49am

      Six words? I know Hemingway’s famous one, but six words is so few…. Now you’ve got me feeling like 25-50 word stories are MASSIVE! lol

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