"The Witch of Orion Waste and the Boy Knight" reappears this year in Strahan's The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, vol 11, as well as The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017, edited by Charles Yu and John Joseph Adams.
"If the culture is dysfunctional in a traditional hierarchal structure it will also be dysfunctional when reorganized into a matrix structure, or a flat structure, or whatever structure you choose. The problem is that organizational structure is given too much power in the expectation of success."
Pine Tree High School: every kid is named Amber or Douglas, they use hemlockers, and the cliques won't quit needling each other.
These bros by any other name would smell as sweat
Sometimes my cat plays fetch with me. I throw the stuffed mouse, she catches it, kills it, and brings it back.
Then after about five minutes of this she's all, "Stop trying to make fetch happen! It's not going to happen!!"
Cat stats probably something like
-5 mobility (effect tripled if you are sitting down)
-1 health per day (slow bleed)
"Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand," a short story by Fran Wilde in Uncanny:
Today I learned what "FF" means. Hi!
"The Wretched and the Beautiful," a story from February 2017:
Successful first attempt at brewing ginger beer with stuff in the kitchen.
Good things come to those who are too lazy to go to the store.
No, sorry, I can't go, I have to stay home and water my mushrooms
Does what it says on the label. I write things like
and sometimes things like
What's on tap here: bad dad jokes, slow posts, fiction like knives, and the occasional mushroom
Funnels. Funnels are key. Or would be, if I had them.
The ginger beer is all the way over there. In the store. Across the street.
And it's raining.
Oh what's this I have ginger lemon juice sugar and baker's yeast
what the hell
Naps are great
My cat agrees so you know it's true
Bone and antler flowers by Jennifer Trask
Stephen Young Lee, "Vase with Landscape and Dinosaurs."
Why does the back of a cat's head smell so good?