To say I adore this woman would be putting it mildly. You want to talk about attitude? She has it in spades. I consider her to be the premiere diva of the art of “RANTOLOGY.” Okay, so I made up the word, but you have to know Annetta—ranter extraordinaire, so much so, that when she’s on the warpath, I actually have to shut down my computer so it doesn’t blow up! Thankfully, she’s never directed any of her rants toward me!
Yes, she rants, but goddamn it, she does it so eloquently that you can’t help but read her and squirm, chuckle, laugh, add a comment, and realize she has a beautiful way of conveying her fury. How many of us can say we effectively express our outrage, and do it with humor, wit, and sound mind? When I’m pissed, I can barely think, let alone put pen to paper.
This woman can write your socks off. With post titles such as: “Suck it Up”, “Hello! You Look Stupid. Let me Bend You Over”, and my personal favorite “Caveat Emptor vs. Caveat Venditor”, you just know you’re getting some explosive writing!
Hold on to your seats, and please give a warm welcome to the fiery brilliance of Annetta Ribken.
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Annetta Ribken is a freelance writer and an editor for Etopia Press. She’s a workaholic, a graduate with a PhD. from the School of Hard Knocks, and totally in love with Nathan Fillion. She writes web copy, flash fiction, short stories and is currently working on her novel, “Athena’s Promise”, which could be finished at any minute. You can find her work, likened to a “jalepno-laced jelly doughnut”, in the form of a collection of flash fiction titled, “Not Nice and Other Understatements” at Amazon in print, for the Kindle, on Smashwords formatted for every e-reader known to mankind, and at a link on her website.
Inside Annetta Ribken’s Mind
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? The one phrase I wish I could erase from my vocabulary is, “You know what I mean?” I’m sure that’s extremely annoying to hear more than once a week and I say it a helluva a lot more times than that.
What turns you on creatively? In writing, music will turn on the creative juices. A turn of phrase, the atmosphere of a restaurant, watching people interact in public places. A blank yellow legal pad and a fabulous pen. These all turn me on creatively.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? I’m not sure there is such a thing, to be honest. However, I will vote for a Tweet from Nathan. That would be perfect happiness for me.
What quality do you most admire in a man? Humor and compassion. If you can’t make me laugh or if you can’t feel empathy, sympathy or compassion for your fellow people, I don’t need you and you can GTFO.
What quality do you most admire in a woman? I admire a woman who can kick some ass and isn’t afraid to be who she is. That’s not as easy as it seems.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I have done many things in my life, from working as a dancing hamburger to managing a hotel. I am doing exactly what I want to be doing and I don’t want to do anything else.
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? My own cat. Because she is the most spoiled animal in the Universe, and it’s all my fault.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? My children. Without a doubt. Nothing even compares. I look at them as adults and I’m flabbergasted that actual walking, talking, functioning humans came out of my hoo-hah.
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Cruelty. It’s just so unnecessary.
What is your present state of mind? You know, that’s a great question. When I figure it out, I’ll send you a memo 🙂
What is your favorite curse word? I have so many! Motherheifer, fuckmerunnin, fucktard, fuckwad…hmmm. I’m sensing a theme.
What is your motto? “Never give up. Never surrender.” (I can’t take credit for that, it’s from one of my favorite movies – Galaxy Quest, but it pretty much sums everything up for me.)