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The 18 Best Worst Sentences from Fifty Shades of Grey

Hey! It’s Banned Books Week! Last year, I swore that, for Banned Books Week, I would read Fifty Shades of Grey. I would like to point out that I never said I would read it quickly. But I did finish … Continue reading

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Take a Couplet of These and Call Me in the Morning

If the prose gets up your nose And you sputter like a hose You must take off all your clothes And compose a little verse If your nurse says things are worse And your health can’t be reversed Quick, before you’re in … Continue reading

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Take Off Your Parentheses And Let It All Hang Out

Punctuation is like clothing. Formal prose is like a job interview: you wear the best clothes you’ve got. Everything must be in its proper place; no stray cuff-links, no buttons unbuttoned–everything arranged in just the right way, so that nobody has … Continue reading

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They Can’t Get You If You Never Stop Screaming

You think I’m a creative person Like creation, the need to create is what drives me Like there’s a gnome on my knuckles Kicking each finger to drive another letter into the world In order, sensibly, afoiainuviaeljmvkmsfbwa;trgn like that It’s … Continue reading

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Tasteful Rape

Game of Thrones spoilers and uncomfortable topics lie beyond. You have been warned. Before we get to the heavy stuff, go hug something soft, like a chicken. If you get through this, there will be more hugs later. But first, the … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Sir Terry

Yesterday morning, working at the library, I came across a Terry Pratchett book I hadn’t known had been published: Dragons at Crumbling Castle, a collection of his earliest writings. It made me glad to see a little more Pratchett enter … Continue reading

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17-Minute Poem

You can do a lot in 17 minutes. Or you can do a lot of not in 17 minutes. It depends on whether you stop to think It depends on whether you stop to drink It depends on whether you … Continue reading

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