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Beat that case of the Mondays with “Aux Champs-Elysées”

Drinking my coffee this morning, I've got Paris on the brain. That's a good thing, given that my WIP is set in the City of Lights! Here's my Paris mug, keeping the caffeine flowing: And this is the song currently playing in my head: http://youtu.be/d9V-zUlrhEE Not too shabby for a Monday. What city would you like to be transported to Continue Reading...

Enter the .ninja

My hosting provider recently sent me an email that piqued my curiosity: Apparently they're now offering .ninja domain names. That's right: I can now call my website LauraRoberts.ninja to indicate my stealth and cunning. How awesome is that? Okay, the bad news is that Ninja.ninja is already taken. (Boo, hiss!) But it's been making me think about all the magical possibilities for this Continue Reading...

What’s a Button Tapper?

Whenever someone asks me for my email address or the name of my website, I usually get this question: "What's a Button Tapper?" Some even pronounce it wrong, asking "What's a Button Tapir?" I guess that'd be some sub-species of this cute little creature: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="620"] The elusive Button Tapir, absconding from his lair![/caption] All joking aside, a Button Continue Reading...

Fiction Friday: Weekend Quickie #28

Every Saturday The Iron Writer posts a "Weekend Quickie" challenge. You get one image, one prompt and one emotion - and 200 words in which to write a little something-something. It's a good way to practice your flash fiction, and if you're interested in taking one of the official challenges, it's also a great way to get your feet wet with some friendly competition. Last weekend's quickie #28 Continue Reading...

A postcard story

This week, my #AStoryAWeek was inspired by real-life events. Last Friday I got a rather unusual postcard, via Postcrossing: Holy baloney - this postcard is proof of time travel! http://t.co/vCpPC15Xf9 Check it out, @postcrossing!— Laura Roberts (@originaloflaura) January 4, 2014 As you can see, if you click over to the Postcrossing site for some stats, the postcard claims to have Continue Reading...