Monthly Archives: January 2014

Sunrise Before Midnight #Friday Fictioneers

“Missiles over the Atlantic.  Headed this way.  You gonna do this or not?” I asked myself. The door was locked but I knew the code.  The commander was on the other side. “Turn around.  Hands up,” I said. He looked … Continue reading

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Mountain, Come Down #Friday Fictioneers

“Turn around and leave the key in the ignition.  We might need to leave in a hurry.” I told her. Her eyes widened. “You can stay in the car if you want.” “No, I’m okay,” she said, and we walked … Continue reading

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Remembering Lexie Kamerman

A few days ago, someone with a bomb strapped to them walked into a restaurant in Afghanistan.  A few other people with guns entered from the back.  Once they’d finished their work, 21 people were dead, including someone I knew; … Continue reading

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The most common letter to start a sentence with in English

It’s not hard to find out which letters commonly start a word.  You can reference Wikipedia to find a nice letter frequency table, or you can analyze the Brown Corpus.  The Brown Corpus is a massive compilation of English text … Continue reading

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The Glossarch live at #ScienceFail, Morehead Planetarium, Chapel Hill, NC!

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at the Morehead Planetarium, Chapel Hill, NC on January 17th as part of the #ScienceFail event.  The show is put on by The Monti, a nonprofit organization that hosts storytellers who … Continue reading

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Morskaya Tsarevna #Friday Fictioneers

Old man’s been gone a long time, I think to myself as I climb the waveworn stairs. I opened the door, poked my head in.  Chair, desk, table.  Lantern hanging on a a nail, stringers of rust dripping down.  But … Continue reading

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Playing for Both Teams #Friday Fictioneers

See that dog in a tree?  Yep, that’s me.  Wondering how I got all the way up here?  Long story, that.  Let’s start with names.  Just call me Fiona.  Got the movie reference? Still stuck?  Okay, fine.   I climbed up … Continue reading

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