If the things I write could speak, they’d scream, “Look at me!” They’d twitch and flutter in their fancy hats with jewels and feathers. After awhile they’d get tired of yelling and flapping and they’d lope off to do something else, something more interesting.
I call this site “Girl in the Hat” but I’m no girl. I’m a grown woman, that one sitting on the park bench with her notebook. I’m happy to hide under my wide-brimmed hat but the words I write are shameless and flashy. I write about invisibility, outsider status, everyday monsters, my attempts to befriend the neighborhood crows, and every other shiny thing that catches my interest.
Note about publishing: If you’d like to use my work, send me an email. I have some pieces that I don’t put on the blog and some that I do. If you see something you want to use, let me know, and I’ll take it down if we come to an agreement. I won’t pay to submit and probably won’t submit unless you reach out to me. (Not that I’m above the slush pile— oh, no, that’s fairly constant—but you know how sad and broken that slush pile is, don’t you?) When it’s published, I’ll post a big hoopla about it here, where I have more than 16,000 subscribers.
Note about blogging awards: Although I used to participate, I no longer have time, so please nominate another blogger in my place (but thank you for thinking of me)!