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.

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Oh the weather outside is delightful, or maybe not. This, perhaps, once-in-a-lifetime storm interrupted mail service for four days, cancelled school for a week, and cancelled garbage service for three weeks. Then the clouds thickened and the snow flew. The giant … Continue reading

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Mythical Two-Headed Deer Violates No Parking Ordinance

A few week’s ago, a massive snow storm double downed on our small town. In the breath between the first and second waves, I spotted a doe and fawn walking down the street. The clouds blocked the sun leaving a … Continue reading

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From Fiste to Bombeck, the Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank

Originally posted on The Blog of Funny Names:
Embed from Getty Images Imagine if you will, entering the world just before the Great Depression. Arriving in Ohio to a working-class family and starting school a year early because you could.…

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When the Cat Will Play

Pets are funny, lovable and creative. Olivia, my cat, found a few places to launch a game of tag. She will hide some place I could not possibly see her, then jump out and tag me before dashing off.   … Continue reading

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Anna Hummingbird Makes the Best of Winter

Love is in the air, but the air is so cold nothing else is. Yet this Anna Hummingbird set up watch to defend his food source from any rival males who want to hone in on his territory. When he … Continue reading

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Owen’s Beach in Winter

Owen’s Beach is a popular spot to hangout in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park in summer. Not so much in winter. A few hardy souls swim in wet suits connected to orange life buoys in the frigid winter water. Not sure … Continue reading

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The Emotion Thesaurus-Second Edition Launches Today

As writers, we all have our favorite writing methods.  For instance, some swear by Scrivener, while others write in Word or Google docs. Some prefer to draft longhand, using colorful gel pens and notebooks. Most of us have a favorite … Continue reading

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