Prompt: The Remote is Gone!

Emily Ramser

It was cold enough that my nipples could slice stale bread, which was ridiculous. Who in the world makes gas fireplaces that rely on a remote control?

Whoever built this house does apparently.

What’s wrong with a good old fashioned wood burning fire? Why did we have to get all technical and fancy? I mean really, does a fireplace need a remote?

I tugged the blankets tighter around myself, shivering. It had to be at least in the teens outside. Maybe lower. I was wearing tights under my jeans, a tank top, a long sleeve shirt, a sweater and a jacket over that, and I was still cold. That’s including the fuzzy socks, boots, and my orange and red hand-knit hat with ear flaps.

I shivered again. I had found a blanket in one of the cupboards that had been left behind by the previous owners of the house and…

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Hey, I’m moving!

“I’m currently in the process of constructing a new website for myself, as I am planning on shifting completely over from my current blog within the next couple of months.

While Chickadee Sweetie will always hold a special place in my heart, I created it in high school back when I was too afraid to attach my own name to my work. Upon the realization that that blog is nearing its fourth birthday, I thought it was time for a switch. The content is going to change much, but the appearance and organization will. I’m planning on actually tagging my posts, which is apparently a revolutionary concept for me. As well, I hope to start updating on here various projects that I am working on and posting when and where and if I get published. I may from time to time still use Chickadee Sweetie, I’m not swearing it off just yet.

However, if you’re interested in keeping up with my work, please follow this blog, as this is going to be my primary site for the time.

Thank you all!

Emily Ramser”

Emily Ramser

I’m currently in the process of constructing a new website for myself, as I am planning on shifting completely over from my current blog within the next couple of months.

While Chickadee Sweetie will always hold a special place in my heart, I created it in high school back when I was too afraid to attach my own name to my work. Upon the realization that that blog is nearing its fourth birthday, I thought it was time for a switch. The content is going to change much, but the appearance and organization will. I’m planning on actually tagging my posts, which is apparently a revolutionary concept for me. As well, I hope to start updating on here various projects that I am working on and posting when and where and if I get published. I may from time to time still use Chickadee Sweetie, I’m not swearing it off just yet.

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The Gender Gap in Literary Awards

Check out my most recent article for Change Seven Magazine on the gender gap in literary awards.

Change Seven Magazine

Image via Flickr by Scott Robinson Image via Flickr by Scott Robinson

by Emily Ramser

Mathias Énard was recently awarded the 2015 Prix Goncourt for his work Boussole. This means that once again for the 102nd time, the Prix Goncourt was awarded to a male author. In the past 113 years, the Prix Goncourt has only been awarded to female authors 11 times.

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11-20-15

I can place my heart on your dinner plate
if you so desire,
give you a silver plated fork
and a side of butter
with which you can eat it,

or I can slather if
with strawberry jam
if you would prefer a breakfast meal

and I can turn on the radio,
so that you don’t have to hear
the thoughts of disgust in your head
of how you’ve become a cannibal

Female Astronauts Are Worth More Than Their Appearance

Check out one of my new articles over on The Salemite!

“I have seen my female classmates take on theoretical math problems and study microbiology. I have watched them intern at hospitals, police departments, schools, banks, news stations, and museums. I have watched them write and present papers on ethical issues in politics, literature, and science.

I have seen these women tackle all of this while wearing everything from sweatpants to heels. Their intelligence and intellectual ability has never been dependent on what they were wearing or how they looked.”

THE SALEMITE

By Emily Ramser
Picture by Kirill Kallinikov / RIA Novosti

Disclaimer: The opinions in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of The Salemite or Salem Academy and College.

    I believe that women are capable of performing duties stereotypically done by men. In a way, one can accredit this belief to my education at a women’s college. I know that women can do whatever they desire because I have seen them do it.

    I have seen my female classmates take on theoretical math problems and study microbiology. I have watched them intern at hospitals, police departments, schools, banks, news stations, and museums. I have watched them write and present papers on ethical issues in politics, literature, and science.

    I have seen these women tackle all of this while wearing everything from sweatpants to heels. Their intelligence and intellectual ability has never been dependent on what…

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