Ask Me About My Chicken Feet #TBT

Ask me about my chicken feet is not the invitation one normally sees on a shirt or bumper sticker. I had to order the button custom-made.

Ask Me About My Chicken Feet

chicken feetYes, they’ll make just about anything for ya at a spec fic convention.

I’ve had people ask me, when I’m wearing it, if it’s a reference to vodun, but it isn’t. It’s partly about my approach/avoidance attitude toward chicken feet as food (I want to try it, but I dare not).

Mostly, though, it’s about Baba Yaga. I grew up reading Baba Yaga stories in Hightlights Magazine. I love Baba Yaga stories. I may write one myself, some day.

Meanwhile, I’ll content myself with my pin. Hold the chicken feet.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write a story with a formidable witch in it.



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 “Ask Me About My Chicken Feet #TBT

  1. Holly Jahangiri

    January 15, 2015 at 9:40pm

    Tried ’em. You’re not missing much. Couldn’t gag down a second. (Not that they’re THAT bad – they just have no particularly redeeming qualities, either.)

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      Marian Allen

      January 15, 2015 at 9:45pm

      I’m glad to hear you say that, Holly. Now I can stop wondering. heh

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      • Holly Jahangiri

        January 15, 2015 at 9:47pm

        I’m generally happy to TRY anything that’s not likely to kill me – once. The phrase, in our family, is “Would you order it again?” Chicken feet? Nope.

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  2. Holly Jahangiri

    January 15, 2015 at 9:42pm

    Frightening and cool how often we’re on a wavelength, isn’t it? (I had not read your post when I wrote mine; I suspect the same is true in reverse?)

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