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Turd Update: So Far, So Good – Piper

Dear Diary,

So far, so good. Turd appears to be staying out of our house. I didn’t think it would work. I mean, how do you keep a poltergeist out – especially when said poltergeist is my godfather. That rather gives him permission to come over whenever he wants. But, so far, he’s listening.

Pickles keeps reminding me that he’s a poltergeist and loves to play jokes. Always has. Uncle Joe told mom that Turd used to turn the hot water off on him or my dad when they took showers. Mom had to remind him that it’s one thing for a MALE poltergeist to prank you in the shower when you’re a MALE! It’s quite another for a MALE poltergeist to prank a FEMALE in the shower! Uncle Joe said he’d have a long talk with Turd about what’s proper between the sexes.

Seriously? How can a 187-year-old ghost be that dumb?


My name is Yochana, or Yo, for short. Growing up on a farm in southeastern Ohio was pretty lonely, so books and art became my best friends. I wrote my first piece of "fan fiction" in fourth grade. It was based on the movie, "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," starring the late Cicely Tyson. That same school year, I wrote a poem that my teacher sent off to a publisher friend. He told her to give me a few years. A little over 20 years later, my poems were published. That to me was a few years. Since then, I've been a reporter who horrified the editors with my grammar skills, wrote for campus publications, written humorous company training manuals, and have written three books. These days, I'm back on the farm taking care of my mom, and living in a '95 Jayco Eagle Mini-motorhome with my cat, Lillie, and three grandkittens. (Thanks, Lillie.)

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