Saturday, I was to meet this woman at Metropolis (for the first time). When I stepped inside, a woman waiting at the counter turned, smiled at me and came toward me, as i said, “Rhonda?” (Not just as a courtesy, but because I couldn’t believe this was her. She didn’t look like her photo). But she said “yes” and shook my hand. We chatted– awkward small talk– as I was trying to get over the fact that she was NOTHING like I thought she’d be. And she was tall and lanky and her voice was odd. Too low. She even looked …Continue reading →
Around 1 a.m., I had just gotten home from an evening out, and my friend Em called. While we were chatting, a VERY LOUD alarm went off. INSIDE MY APT….Let me just say, I HATE loud noises. Especially ones that feel like they are shredding my eardrums. I tracked the source to a big casing on the wall above a filing cabinet. I pulled the barstool over, climbed up, and popped the casing off, but saw no battery. Then i realized it was the doorbell. So my attention went to the wall plate six inches to the left. It had a …Continue reading →
Top Fifty Atheist T-Shirt and Bumper Sticker Aphorisms Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers Honk If Your Religious Beliefs Make You An Asshole Intelligent Design Makes My Monkey Cry Too Stupid to Understand Science? Try Religion. *There’s A REASON Why Atheists Don’t Fly Planes Into Buildings “Worship Me or I Will Torture You Forever. Have a Nice Day.” God. *God Doesn’t Kill People. People Who Believe in God Kill People. If There is No God, Then What Makes the Next Kleenex Pop Up? He’s Dead.It’s Been 2,000 years.He’s Not Coming Back.Get OVER It Already! *All religion is simply evolved out …Continue reading →
My eyes slid open at midnight, my attention on the projection clock image on the ceiling over my bed. 12:00. In the darkness, I watched it until it changed to –12:01. And then tears rolled down both checks and pooled at my temples. I closed my eyes again.
(written by Redacted Friend) Baeli was born to spin a yarn. The daughter of a professional musician, she arrived in Wichita and began her journey with a song in her heart and a plethora of passion erupting from her pen. This love of lyrics, prose and poetry was just the simple seed of what would grow into a wordsmith’s obsession with the creation of multifarious characters and storylines that fork with dual plot lines into romance and intrigue. Oklahoma, Arkansas and Colorado are just a few locales that surface in Baeli’s novels as these places are ones she drank in …Continue reading →