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I write all sorts of things. I write poetry about the weather. I write fan poetry and fan fiction. I write short sci-fi/fantasy, and other random bits. I write whatever seems like a good idea at the time.
Currently available poetry collections may be found here: http://www.blurb.com/user/eflaum
and prose work here: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Elwyne
with e-versions here: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/elwyne74
On the main page you will find many things which are not (yet) published in book form, as well as assorted blather about writing.
Supernerds may also find me at https://type40travels.wordpress.com/ where I keep my Doctor Who ramblings as of September 2014.
Below, a tiny bit of history, and a few more links to fun stuff.
Someone told me I could write. I created this blog to test that theory. Here is the piece that started it all, originally posted on http://www.foodcartsportland.com/
Portland food carts, how do I love you?
I love you in the sun. Cranberry duck confit on chewy baguette, the perfect complement to dappled shade in the South Park Blocks. A crisp salad roll, cool with a splash of mint. Lunch on the waterfront can’t be beat.
I love you in the rain. Huddled under the awning, I await a steaming vat of pho. Hurrying back to my office, I don’t give it time to cool before slurping noodles. The chicken broth and spices keep my head clear all winter long.
I love you in a hurry. A giant burrito I can eat while I walk, it keeps me full all afternoon no matter how busy I get. A couple of tacos; a minute to make, a minute to eat, oh so tasty.
I love you on a leisurely family lunch. My father chats in Polish while we eat pierogies flavored with the old country. Little buttery pockets of Babcia’s kitchen. My brother, missing the Far East, prowls the bahn mi selection. Silly me, I thought it was a French roll; what a difference a little rice flour makes.
In truth I cannot count the ways. Every day some new flavor, some new place. I have never had Bosnian food before. Is it a soup day? A sandwich day? A day for barbeque or curry or pad thai? Gyros or bigos or kim chi? I am spoiled; how ever did I get through a work day without the friendly yummy carts nearby?
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