Month: September 2012

  • Me: This is going to sound cliché, but hear me out, because I think I’m putting a fresh spin on it. Andy: (skeptical) Okay… Me: (takes a deep breath) Pursuing a career as a writer feels like climbing a mountain. Everyone says that, but it’s true. When I was at the bottom, I pointed to the…

  • Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the short version: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is a BDSM erotica phenomenon that started out as TWILIGHT fanfic. (Links provided so you don’t have to Google anything. That could get dangerous.) FIFTY SHADES has sold an estimated 40 million copies worldwide, been optioned for film,…

  • • “The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu Big thanks to Linda for tweeting this the other day. This short story had me (and several friends that I sent it to) in tears. For years, Mom carefully sliced open the wrappings around Christmas gifts and saved them on top of the fridge in a thick stack. She set…