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Zeus’s Bark

Zeus’s Bark

Zeus is a very smart dog. He knows the maximum number of barks in a row that are tolerated by his mom (that’s 3 in case you’re wondering) and he carefully portions his barks out in a one two-one-one-one two rhythm, to get the best out of his neighborhood watch. If...

THAT’S A WRAP ‘23

THAT’S A WRAP ‘23

I can’t help but look back at this year and feel grateful for all the experiences I had. I would like to celebrate with you the many firsts this year brought: WonderCon ‘23; the first Grand Prize win for my debut novel; in-person panels; LA Book Festival; San Diego...

Zeus’s Dreams

Zeus’s Dreams

Zeus spends most of his time sleeping, at least these days. His dreams vary. First, he dreams of his mom, wagging his tail. Maybe he dreams of other family members, but mostly of his mom. Second, he dreams of playing ball, his little feet running in place, gaining...

Zeus’s Love

Zeus’s Love

Zeus’s love is never ending and unconditional. Every morning, when I greet him, he jumps up and down from happiness as if we hadn’t seen each other in forever (8 hrs is a looong time for a small dog). When I look at him, he wags his tail to let me know he sees me...

Morning Routine

Morning Routine

Every morning, Zeus and Apollo have a routine. First, Apollo goes to pee. Now I know you are wondering, how could this be when Zeus is the alpha dog in the house? No need to despair. This is an important strategic move on Zeus’s part. How you may ask? Because Zeus...

Apollo in the Rain
Apollo in the Rain

Apollo in the Rain

My little dog hates rain. Hates it with the passion of a million burning suns. I am not exaggerating. He has a super sense. Even before a drop lands on his back, he knows it’s going to rain. Thus, he cannot take care of his nightly business (aka peeing). Besides,...

The Importance of Being Zeus

The Importance of Being Zeus

My little big dog, Zeus, takes his job very seriously. He is ON the second he wakes up, listening for outside noises for anyone who dares approach his territory (a 10-mile radius around HIS house). He promptly lets the obnoxious intruders know about his dislike of...

WONDERCON 2023
WONDERCON 2023

WONDERCON 2023

This was the first Wondercon for TLL. Team SG had a blast! It was easy and fun to set up the table. The blue and white color scheme made the banners with character illustrations stand out even more. We had no idea what to expect, but we were very excited for the...

Treat time

Treat time

At treat time, my little dog Apollo, is like a great white shark coming out of the water, all white(ish) teeth flashing, as he tears the bite out of my fingers (along with a few pieces of skin). He is ferocious, focused, and deadly in a tiny 10-lbs package. All he...

Who is Zeus?
Who is Zeus?

Who is Zeus?

Well, Zeus is a simple-pleasure-kind of dog. For example, after a thorough ear scratch he likes to lick his paw that did the scratching (waste not want not I guess). Or afterwards when cleaning his forearms or paws, it’s often a good idea to clean random spots of...

Apollo’s Horror Story

Apollo’s Horror Story

My small dog underwent two cataract removal surgeries in January, 2020. (Both eyes, one surgery.) Apollo received the most hated, most despised, and most humiliating item a dog could ever have. The Cone. For twenty-eight days!!! He did not take it well. He, being...

Apollo

Apollo

Let me introduce to you my co-worker, co-storyteller, and all-around writing quality insurer aka my small 8lb dog, Apollo. His coloring is beige, at least these days, but it’s not unheard of for him to go strawberry blond or even bright blond, with hints of dark...

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

“It’s gone!” I shout, staring into my bathroom, covered in a cheerful wallpaper trying to imitate spring but failing spectacularly on delivering that promise. I hold onto its glass door as if it’s a lifeline. I gulp but my throat clicks dry. “This cannot be...

A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it
A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it

A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it

A man, named George, left for work, as usual, at 7 am. He locked his house. Usual. He got into his car. Usual. He arrived at work - same as usual. When he reached into his pocket for his phone and didn’t find it - unusual. At first, panic set in. Thoughts screamed...

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

I float on my back, on top of the balmy water in the bay. Sighing in contentment, I close my dark violet eyes against the harsh midday sunslight of summer. I snuck out of the Crystal Palace, away from the etiquette teachers who were hounding me about dancing, and...

Zeus’s Bark

Zeus’s Bark

Zeus is a very smart dog. He knows the maximum number of barks in a row that are tolerated by his mom (that’s 3 in case you’re wondering) and he carefully portions his barks out in a one two-one-one-one two rhythm, to get the best out of his neighborhood watch. If...

THAT’S A WRAP ‘23

THAT’S A WRAP ‘23

I can’t help but look back at this year and feel grateful for all the experiences I had. I would like to celebrate with you the many firsts this year brought: WonderCon ‘23; the first Grand Prize win for my debut novel; in-person panels; LA Book Festival; San Diego...

Zeus’s Dreams

Zeus’s Dreams

Zeus spends most of his time sleeping, at least these days. His dreams vary. First, he dreams of his mom, wagging his tail. Maybe he dreams of other family members, but mostly of his mom. Second, he dreams of playing ball, his little feet running in place, gaining...

Zeus’s Love

Zeus’s Love

Zeus’s love is never ending and unconditional. Every morning, when I greet him, he jumps up and down from happiness as if we hadn’t seen each other in forever (8 hrs is a looong time for a small dog). When I look at him, he wags his tail to let me know he sees me...

Morning Routine

Morning Routine

Every morning, Zeus and Apollo have a routine. First, Apollo goes to pee. Now I know you are wondering, how could this be when Zeus is the alpha dog in the house? No need to despair. This is an important strategic move on Zeus’s part. How you may ask? Because Zeus...

Apollo in the Rain
Apollo in the Rain

Apollo in the Rain

My little dog hates rain. Hates it with the passion of a million burning suns. I am not exaggerating. He has a super sense. Even before a drop lands on his back, he knows it’s going to rain. Thus, he cannot take care of his nightly business (aka peeing). Besides,...

The Importance of Being Zeus

The Importance of Being Zeus

My little big dog, Zeus, takes his job very seriously. He is ON the second he wakes up, listening for outside noises for anyone who dares approach his territory (a 10-mile radius around HIS house). He promptly lets the obnoxious intruders know about his dislike of...

WONDERCON 2023
WONDERCON 2023

WONDERCON 2023

This was the first Wondercon for TLL. Team SG had a blast! It was easy and fun to set up the table. The blue and white color scheme made the banners with character illustrations stand out even more. We had no idea what to expect, but we were very excited for the...

Treat time

Treat time

At treat time, my little dog Apollo, is like a great white shark coming out of the water, all white(ish) teeth flashing, as he tears the bite out of my fingers (along with a few pieces of skin). He is ferocious, focused, and deadly in a tiny 10-lbs package. All he...

Who is Zeus?
Who is Zeus?

Who is Zeus?

Well, Zeus is a simple-pleasure-kind of dog. For example, after a thorough ear scratch he likes to lick his paw that did the scratching (waste not want not I guess). Or afterwards when cleaning his forearms or paws, it’s often a good idea to clean random spots of...

Apollo’s Horror Story

Apollo’s Horror Story

My small dog underwent two cataract removal surgeries in January, 2020. (Both eyes, one surgery.) Apollo received the most hated, most despised, and most humiliating item a dog could ever have. The Cone. For twenty-eight days!!! He did not take it well. He, being...

Apollo

Apollo

Let me introduce to you my co-worker, co-storyteller, and all-around writing quality insurer aka my small 8lb dog, Apollo. His coloring is beige, at least these days, but it’s not unheard of for him to go strawberry blond or even bright blond, with hints of dark...

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

“It’s gone!” I shout, staring into my bathroom, covered in a cheerful wallpaper trying to imitate spring but failing spectacularly on delivering that promise. I hold onto its glass door as if it’s a lifeline. I gulp but my throat clicks dry. “This cannot be...

A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it
A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it

A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it

A man, named George, left for work, as usual, at 7 am. He locked his house. Usual. He got into his car. Usual. He arrived at work - same as usual. When he reached into his pocket for his phone and didn’t find it - unusual. At first, panic set in. Thoughts screamed...

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

I float on my back, on top of the balmy water in the bay. Sighing in contentment, I close my dark violet eyes against the harsh midday sunslight of summer. I snuck out of the Crystal Palace, away from the etiquette teachers who were hounding me about dancing, and...

Zeus’s Bark

Zeus’s Bark

Zeus is a very smart dog. He knows the maximum number of barks in a row that are tolerated by his mom (that’s 3 in case you’re wondering) and he carefully portions his barks out in a one two-one-one-one two rhythm, to get the best out of his neighborhood watch. If...

THAT’S A WRAP ‘23

THAT’S A WRAP ‘23

I can’t help but look back at this year and feel grateful for all the experiences I had. I would like to celebrate with you the many firsts this year brought: WonderCon ‘23; the first Grand Prize win for my debut novel; in-person panels; LA Book Festival; San Diego...

Zeus’s Dreams

Zeus’s Dreams

Zeus spends most of his time sleeping, at least these days. His dreams vary. First, he dreams of his mom, wagging his tail. Maybe he dreams of other family members, but mostly of his mom. Second, he dreams of playing ball, his little feet running in place, gaining...

Zeus’s Love

Zeus’s Love

Zeus’s love is never ending and unconditional. Every morning, when I greet him, he jumps up and down from happiness as if we hadn’t seen each other in forever (8 hrs is a looong time for a small dog). When I look at him, he wags his tail to let me know he sees me...

Morning Routine

Morning Routine

Every morning, Zeus and Apollo have a routine. First, Apollo goes to pee. Now I know you are wondering, how could this be when Zeus is the alpha dog in the house? No need to despair. This is an important strategic move on Zeus’s part. How you may ask? Because Zeus...

Apollo in the Rain
Apollo in the Rain

Apollo in the Rain

My little dog hates rain. Hates it with the passion of a million burning suns. I am not exaggerating. He has a super sense. Even before a drop lands on his back, he knows it’s going to rain. Thus, he cannot take care of his nightly business (aka peeing). Besides,...

The Importance of Being Zeus

The Importance of Being Zeus

My little big dog, Zeus, takes his job very seriously. He is ON the second he wakes up, listening for outside noises for anyone who dares approach his territory (a 10-mile radius around HIS house). He promptly lets the obnoxious intruders know about his dislike of...

WONDERCON 2023
WONDERCON 2023

WONDERCON 2023

This was the first Wondercon for TLL. Team SG had a blast! It was easy and fun to set up the table. The blue and white color scheme made the banners with character illustrations stand out even more. We had no idea what to expect, but we were very excited for the...

Treat time

Treat time

At treat time, my little dog Apollo, is like a great white shark coming out of the water, all white(ish) teeth flashing, as he tears the bite out of my fingers (along with a few pieces of skin). He is ferocious, focused, and deadly in a tiny 10-lbs package. All he...

Who is Zeus?
Who is Zeus?

Who is Zeus?

Well, Zeus is a simple-pleasure-kind of dog. For example, after a thorough ear scratch he likes to lick his paw that did the scratching (waste not want not I guess). Or afterwards when cleaning his forearms or paws, it’s often a good idea to clean random spots of...

Apollo’s Horror Story

Apollo’s Horror Story

My small dog underwent two cataract removal surgeries in January, 2020. (Both eyes, one surgery.) Apollo received the most hated, most despised, and most humiliating item a dog could ever have. The Cone. For twenty-eight days!!! He did not take it well. He, being...

Apollo

Apollo

Let me introduce to you my co-worker, co-storyteller, and all-around writing quality insurer aka my small 8lb dog, Apollo. His coloring is beige, at least these days, but it’s not unheard of for him to go strawberry blond or even bright blond, with hints of dark...

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

Write A Conspiracy Theory Involving Multiple Countries And Individuals Regarding The Disappearance Of Your Soap

“It’s gone!” I shout, staring into my bathroom, covered in a cheerful wallpaper trying to imitate spring but failing spectacularly on delivering that promise. I hold onto its glass door as if it’s a lifeline. I gulp but my throat clicks dry. “This cannot be...

A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it
A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it

A man forgets his phone at home and has an adventurous day without it

A man, named George, left for work, as usual, at 7 am. He locked his house. Usual. He got into his car. Usual. He arrived at work - same as usual. When he reached into his pocket for his phone and didn’t find it - unusual. At first, panic set in. Thoughts screamed...

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

Your character is swimming in a lake/bay. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?

I float on my back, on top of the balmy water in the bay. Sighing in contentment, I close my dark violet eyes against the harsh midday sunslight of summer. I snuck out of the Crystal Palace, away from the etiquette teachers who were hounding me about dancing, and...

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