Jessica Bell's Blog
The Alliterative Allomorph
Athens, Attica, Greece
- December 31
- Jessica Bell grew up in Melbourne, Australia, to two gothic rock musicians who had successful independent careers during the '80s and early '90s. She spent much of her childhood travelling to and from Australia to Europe, experiencing two entirely different worlds, yet feeling equally at home in both environments. She currently lives in Athens, Greece and works as a freelance writer/editor for Hellenic American Union, Cengage Learning, Pearson Education, Education First and Signature Manuscripts. Jessica Bell's poetry and short stories have been published in various anthologies and Literary Magazines. A full list can be found on her website. Additionally, she has written various English textbook materials and is also a singer/songwriter/guitarist. Ms. Bell's experience as an Australian living in Greece has greatly influenced her writing.
Jessica Bell has a Bachelor of Arts from Latrobe University, where she studied subjects such as modern English literature, fiction writing, nonfiction writing, screenplay writing, editing and publishing children's literature, myth and ideology, and 18th-century romanticism.
OCTOBER 15, 2012 6:12AM
The answer to Friday's riddle ...
Congratulations to Luca Marchiori
for guessing last Friday's riddle
Yup, it was MILK BOTTLE. The old-fashioned kind.
Here's a breakdown:
Translucent (a milk bottle is glass and see-through)
, thin like a swan’s neck (yup, when it's filled with milk I think that comparison works)
I sit in a box—waiting. (on the doorstep)
someone to pop my protector—silver
boom gate. (that bit of aluminum foil that seals the opening) My juice is creamy, pure (milk is creamy and pure)
—seasoned with grass (cows eat grass). In the past,
I tempted infidelity; ladies’ revolt. (when the hubbies were at war, the cliche is that the women slept with the milkman.)