Daisy Bateman

‘Little Things’

This is a short story I wrote a while ago, originally published in Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine as “Land of the Lost”. I never liked that title. Anyway, I recorded it as an audio file and I thought I’d share, so let’s see if this works: Update: This needs some work. Update: Okay, now let’s … Read more

My Picks

Now that I have successfully called one week, with Melissa leaving tonight, I think it’s time for me to put up my picks for the order in which the contestants should be voted out for the rest of the season. I will be proven wrong, of course. Kevin will probably win. Or there will be … Read more

When Characters Attack

I have some new tenants in my head this week. Their names are Cherry Bomb and Sensible Emma, and they want me to write a book about them. I’ve tried to tell them that I’d love to, and I’m sure they’re great characters, but I’m already writing a book and there aren’t any openings in … Read more

Songs that the remaining Idol contestants should by no means sing

Chris: ‘MmmBop’, HansenKellie: ‘My Humps’, The Black Eyes PeasWill: ‘Enter Sandman’, MetallicaKevin: ‘Let’s Get It On’, Marvin GayeAyla: ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’, Iron ButterflyElliot: ‘Copacabana’, Barry Manilow (Actually, no one should sing this one. Ever again.)Mandisa: ‘Hey Mickey’, Toni BasilAce: ‘Buffalo Soldier’, Bob MarleyBucky: ‘H.O.V.A.’, Jay-ZKinnik: ‘I’m a Little Teapot’, VariousMelissa: ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’, The RamonesGedeon:’The Sound of Settling’, … Read more

And Now For the Guys

Taylor: ‘The Runaround’, Blues TravelerKinda funny-looking, harmonica-playing dude, meet John Popper. Bucky: ‘Friends in Low Places’, Garth BrooksNot that he has a snowball’s chance in hell of making it, but a country crowd-pleaser like this might be enough to keep him around for another week. David: ‘In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning’, Carly … Read more