An Update, because we aren’t total slackers …


I haven’t got much in the way of writing accomplishments this summer to brag about, but I’m slogging my way through a novella manuscript project — quietly and painfully — at the pace of congealed blood, so there’s that. However, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy with other type stuff in the it’s-fucking-fall department.

There’s wildflower seed collecting and sowing; general garden cleanup, which can be exhausting; as well as the great draining of the pond, though I have to wait for the frogs to migrate back to the woods first. I’m also tackling a bathroom remodel on my own this time — tile and everything — so I’m kinda nervous but looking forward to that disaster. It’ll probably take months because the day job just takes up too much valuable doin’ time.

I recently Peanutized myself because: Facebook. Copy of Capture


orangeI’m currently reading this and it’s amazingly good if you are into reading about mental illness as it relates to the homeless hobo-teenager dilemma prevalent in this country. I highly recommend it for its brutality and its honesty and its general creepy surrealism.


I’m totally jazzed about this.Thomas-Ligotti-Penguin-cover


il_fullxfull.644056250_a994And I bought this over on Etsy because Halloween is my holiday and I support artists of all kinds. Speaking of Halloween, I started a little experiment over on Facebook, and since people seem to be enjoying it, I will be moving it over here in October in the days leading up to Halloween. It’s a flash fiction vintage pictorial mashup titled Barbara, and it will span over a few weeks, ending with a longer flash fiction horror story on October 31st, so stay tuned for that bit of creepy fun. A&A also has a stellar week of horror flash on the schedule as well.

Until then, Happy Ragweed and Leaves Season to all.


Cheryl Anne


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