Author Archives: Fannie Cranium

About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.

Nature In Action

While driving down a side street in our small town, I stumbled upon this fawn family. I was so excited they didn’t move when I stopped to take their picture, my hands shook, just a little. Save Save

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Dave Update

Originally posted on The Blog of Funny Names:
Greetings Fellow Funny Names Fans! In 2013 Dave asked me to join his group blog, the Blog of Funny Names. He was finishing up his undergraduate degree at the time aiming toward…

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Roses and Sky

I’m off this week to a writer’s conference. Have a wonderful weekend. Keep on writing. Fannie Save

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A Kodiak’s Sorrow

I looked into his eyes—sorrow. Seventy-one degrees Fahrenheit cooked the Kodiak’s fur designed for surviving cruel Alaskan winters. An open sunny field with an electric fence blocking any escape into the shade. Learned helplessness. Three feet separated us, but his … Continue reading

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Fate or Magic.

The air crisp. The sun rising. A tinge of rotten eggs carried on the breeze. Buffalo wandered the woods, valleys, hills and plains of Yellowstone. Lone black bears grazed the grassy knolls. Herds of Elk walked through the wooded banks … Continue reading

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If Cinderella Needed a Ball Gown for the Holidays. Forget the Pumpkin, Go Cedar

Buried deep within the Festival of Trees in Tacoma, Washington, a gown to go with Cinderella’s glass slippers for the Holiday Ball. This elegant re-imagination of a Christmas tree sent my imagination down a dark back road to Oz. Cinderella … Continue reading

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Fannie’s Favorite Town Names in Washington State

Originally posted on The Blog of Funny Names:
When our beloved correspondent, Mailman, published her debut post: “Lancaster County, Keeping it Real since 1710”, a seed was planted in my brain. Not because it was the day we had the…

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