Author: Misty Macallister

Worms don’t shake hands

What you should know about worms, or what you’re better off not knowing about worms? You tell me. Apparently, WORM was what they used to call dragons and great serpents, especially those of old Norse legend. I didn’t know that, or never thought of it, but now that I think about it, that is what Tolkien calls the dragon in THE HOBBIT. “Now WORM is figuratively applied to miserable, groveling creatures,” says The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Now how do you think a very regular, decent worm feels being compared to any miserable, groveling creature? There is a...

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What’s the bottom line?

The second story of February is out! And if you’ve been wondering who won my Sweepstakes and what kind of story I’ve written for the winner, well, this is it. It is called “THE BOTTOM LINE”, and it is a story of flashing and teasing at the work place and what happens when the flashing and the teasing are taken to the next level. And what’s more, this story is free! THE PROCESS OF WRITING A STORY WITH ANOTHER PERSON is an extremely enjoyable one. This is my fourth time writing a story for someone, and all I can...

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To be or not to be? Is it Useful or Useless to know?

Did you ever wonder how USEFUL and USELESS get along? USEFUL says: Make yourself useful! USELESS says: I am useful. USEFUL asks: Useful doing what? USELESS says: Useful being. USEFUL asks: Being what? USELESS says: Just being. USEFUL says: That’s why you’re useless. USELESS says: Is that what I am? USEFUL: Yes, you are. USELESS: And you? Are you? USEFUL: Am I what? USELESS: What you are. USEFUL: What am I? USELESS: I thought you knew. USEFUL: I know what you are. USELESS: Which means you’re not. USEFUL: Not what? USELESS: Not what you think you are. It sounds...

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The Prig Who Was a Pro at Changing Positions

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Yay! But before you start buying roses and chocolates, take a moment and read about the Valentine’s Heart. Especially, if for Valentine’s Day you want to melt the heart of your beloved but don’t know if it’s possible. It’s possible. At least, in fiction. “THE PRIGGISH PRO-POSITION” deals strictly with matters of the heart. It even melts the heart of a prig. So, don’t lose heart. If your feelings come from the heart, it will all work out. If not, well…that’s not really a topic for Valentine’s Day. “THE PRIGGISH PRO-POSITION” is a sexy,...

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Stop making fun of the owls, Bacchus!

Here’s a phrase that you may or may not find useful in situations where you don’t know what to say: LIKE AN OWL IN THE IVY-BUSH. Here’s what it means according to The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: “having a stupid, vacant stare.” Very useful! For instance: Person 1: What do I look like? Person 2: Like an owl in the ivy bush. Person 1: What does that mean? Person 2: It means you’re beautiful. See? Useful.  It’s a nice way of being rude. The Dictionary goes on to explain the phrase: “Owls are proverbial for their judge-like solemnity....

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