Before I forget, today is the first of a new month, so I have a new Hot Flash up. Hot Flashes are tiny little stories, fireflies for your mind. They are not hot in the sense of being, as Sister Wendy used to say, “Ewotic.” Sorry.
I’m going to start tagging the cool sites I save to share with the bloggers who turned ME onto the sites. I suspect I got this one from Meeka, but I’m not certain. Have you heard of the island of Socotra, off the coast of Yemen? It broke off the supercontinent of Gondwana back in the day, and it’s been evolving independently ever since. Bats are the only native mammal. Dragon’s Blood trees. Sounds like a Goth paradise!
STORIES BY MITCHELL ALLEN
Mitchell Allen (no relation, alas) writes the best stories! Go read some! Now! I think I might put his stories on my Deal Me In list in 2020.
PEOPLE YOU CAN “CHECK OUT” OF THE LIBRARY
I put “check out” in quotation marks because the title of the article, which didn’t have the quotation marks, is total click-bait. You can only check people out of the library in fiction, namely: in my someday-to-be-re-released Llannonn books and my Holly Jahangiri stories. (search for Holly Jahangiri in my Story A Day May posts). The people this article are talking about are reference only. By schedule or appointment, people with interesting personal stories will come to the library and tell those stories. So you can check them out AT the library, not OF the library. Harrumph!
I’M OFF FACEBOOK!
I just was on there one day and I thought, “I’m done.” I left myself logged in so I could still use Messenger, and I feed this blog to my pro page there, but I no longer read my timeline or check my notifications. I didn’t figure that would last long, but I’m loving it. I feel so good, it’s like I’ve upped my dosage or something.
I be like:
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: A character gives up a debilitating habit.