Serves me right for rushing to write my weekly roundup in only twenty minutes. Perhaps the very best part of my week: 300-word fiction about pirate geese!

I really did receive an email asking, “Do you have a crochet pattern for a pirate hat small enough to fit a goose?” I seriously nearly hemorrhaged when I read it. And now five people have written very short fiction using that line. So polish up your word skillz and go over there and share your tale.

Absurdity is my favourite (yes, my top-of-the-list favourite) thing in the world.