Some time last year I claimed that there was an impending vegetable-induced apocalypse (or “vegapocalypse” as it would have been called if any media outlets had responded to my phone calls).

This obviously did not come to pass.  At least not that I have noticed.

Then again, I don’t get out much.

But I’m sure someone would have texted me.

After further review, I realized that radishes are inanimate objects, and so do not harbor ambition for world domination.

Radishes also lack an adequate number of appendages necessary to enslave humanity (namely >1).

So I see where I made my mistake.  And I am sorry if I caused a panic.

And that is why I feel confident to now declare that you should not panic, but the apocalypse is coming.


But this time, it’ll actually happen.

I’m almost positive.

I’m not talking about some ginormous, but armless, radishes.  This is a much more believable threat.

I am talking about this:


Your eyes do not deceive you.  That is an actual onion in my pantry.

And those are very clearly the menacing tentacles of a giant squid bursting forth from said onion.

I thought you might enjoy a close-up of your impending doom.

I know it’s hard to tell in the picture, but those tentacles were writhing around in a very menacing way while I risked life and limb to bring you this image.  I would have gotten an even closer shot, but it threw that can of pumpkin at me, so I had no choice but to retreat to safety.  I hate pumpkin.

My worst fear has inevitably come to pass: giant squid monsters from another dimension have finally figured out how to build portals to our dimension using our very own onions as doorways.

I don’t like to say “I told you so”, especially when I did not actually tell you this, but I told you so.

Mexican and Thai restaurants will naturally be the first to fall, what with their beautiful abundance of onions.  And then humanity is doomed because what point is there to fight if there’s no Mexican or Thai food anymore?  Greek food?  I don’t think so.  You’re going to try to rally people with the cry “Give me feta or give me death?”  I don’t think so.  Queso, on the other hand, inspires nations.

And I know for a fact that squids have ample appendages for enslaving humanity.  Just like an octopus has 8 tentacles (hence “oct”, meaning “8” and “opus” meaning “a compilation of works and/or feet”), a squid has…well, whatever number “squi” stands for.  And that, I’m almost positive, is a number that is greater than or equal to one.  Unless it’s metric.

Worst of all, these creatures seem to have an affinity for resalable food storage bags.  Obviously, so do I.

Which leads me to the point at which you should start panicking:

I think I may actually be a giant squid monster from another dimension.

All the signs are there:

  • the overzealous food storage bag collection
  • my inability to hold down a steady job or boyfriend
  • my puppy, who is so addicted to belly rubs that she could not survive living with a human that only had a mere 2 hands with which to rub her belly
  • the fact that I have onions

I think I have to accept my roots: I am a giant squid monster.  I don’t say that just to get attention, even though that makes me the first female giant squid monster from another dimension to release a murder mystery series set on Mars.  So, smaller female squid monster mystery sci-fi authors from another dimension who I am paving the way for, you’re welcome.

And you have to admit: it does explain a LOT about this blog.