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flax-golden tales: bargaining with space and time

bargaining with space and time They make promises to themselves and to the universe and in that moment they believe they got the better of the bargain, they believe that everything is forever and infinite. Later, much later, they will realize their mistake. Nothing lasts forever. Promises regarding space and time disintegrate like paper in […]

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belated cocktails

I mentioned that I would share the Game of Thrones season finale cocktails if they came out well and they did but then I forgot! Oops. I decide beforehand to do one fire-themed cocktail and one ice-themed cocktail. Originally the ice one was going to involve sparkling wine but after spending the day making lemon […]

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flax-golden tales: tiny helpful birds

tiny helpful birds The Helpful Birds are small and black But some of them wear splashes of color And all of them are somewhat fluffy. Often only one of them will show up But they will be there when you need them. If you have a lock in need of picking or a lost item […]

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an announcement regarding flax-golden tales

I started writing flax-golden tales in the summer of 2009 because this blog was newish and I wanted it to look like I was a proper writer who wrote things. I wanted to do something inspired by Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. My wonderful friend Carey Farrell was kind enough to let […]

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flax-golden tales: the wish granters

the wish granters The faeries got tired of constantly being asked to grant wishes while they were busy with other things like practicing their tiny violins and writing novellas and drinking their faerie wine so they created a wish submission system, somewhat similar to a post office box system, but, you know, for wishing. You […]

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thursday miscellany

I have spent so much time this week on miscellaneous things and going to the dentist that it is somehow Thursday already and I’ve barely gotten anything accomplished and I don’t appreciate that. Seriously, if the first half is any indication 2014 is going to be the year I spent at the dentist or sick in […]

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flax-golden tales: authorized persons only

authorized persons only I like to sit in the park and read in the afternoons, usually in the same round gated garden because there’s more shade but today the fence has been replaced by a tall grey wall that says Authorized Persons Only where the gate used to be. There’s no door, as far as […]

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photo post

Flatiron building. If I recall correctly, it absolutely poured rain later that night but it was also the first time the hostess at a restaurant asked if I was the author after lots and lots of reservations under my name, so that was fun. Visited my parents last weekend, just in time to catch the Laburnum […]

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