As Writing 101 draws to its close, the staff is getting sentimental. They want us to describe the melodrama of a landlord evicting an old widow as seen by a twelve-year-old boy. Thanks, I’ll pass on this tear jerker. I’ll re-do this sad story into a grotesque story in the vein of Flannery O’Connor (whom … Continue reading News about Mrs Nobright from Nowhere
Neither Emily Dickinson, nor Sylvia Plath. No one should want to be emulating their a g o n y.
Writing 101 staff is getting Freudian. They want us to psychoanalyse ourselves by writing out our greatest fear. As Dr Freud enlightened me, my greatest fear already materialised itself when I was born a girl. In his apparent ignorance concerning women, Freud believed that girls were nothing but castrated boys. Every woman then suffers from … Continue reading On Penis Envy and Fear of Murder
"Teacher's Scotch Whisky" (top left): how, oh how did I miss this?!
This is me being creepy.
The cat is not weirdly striped; it's just shadow play on her fur.