Terribly sorry. I usually write about the business side of writing on Mondays, but my house is in a bit of turmoil. You see, tomorrow I’m taking my oldest son to Ukraine to visit his birth family. You can probably imagine the rushing about and arranging.
As a result, I don’t have the inspiration to come up with my usual bit of writerly wisdom. However, in honor of our trip, I present you with this warning:
Do not visit this site!
Click on that link, and POOF! You will lose an hour, maybe two, of your life, and probably come away with four or five story ideas. Or even a dozen.
They say America is a fascinating place? Huh. It has nothing on Russia and Ukraine, comrades.
(90% of the site is safe for work, but occasional NSFW stuff shows up.)
The begging cat: http://englishrussia.com/index.php/2009/03/17/russian-begging-cat/
The old lady’s house: http://englishrussia.com/index.php/2008/05/07/old-ladys-house/
The living statues contest: http://englishrussia.com/index.php/2009/05/04/russian-living-statues-contest/
But really–don’t go there. You will lose many hours of your life.
Okay, I warned you.
–Steven Harper Piziks
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