A long while back, my friend Roohi asked me what the url for this blog was. When I told her, she said she thought it was a pretty clever play on words–“ancals–like annals, like the annals of anca”–and I smiled and nodded and pretended it was entirely intentional. I’ve decided to make “ancals” the official title. Thanks, Roohi!
Speaking of the unintentional, this month at 55 Words we’ve unintentionally put together an issue of animal-themed stories. In January we had a cluster of food-related stories, and in December we had some stories about sight and blindness. It’s been interesting seeing these stories come together in clumps for no apparent reason.