Fountain Pens and Ink

Pen Zero.

Vampire epidemics, zombie apocalypses, werewolf plagues. They all begin with Patient Zero: the guy who keeps coughing in flight, the rat with bulging red eyes that falls asleep in a sack of rice and never wakes up again. Pen collections begin in the exact same way, minus the unquenchable desire to drink human blood. 💀 …

Appropriate answers to awkward questions: a pen person’s field guide to holiday socializing.

“…and this is my friend with the pen collection!” “…sleigh bells ring, are you listening…” “She collects fountain pens, can you imagine that?” “Oh really? What kind of pens?” “…” Like ink stains, holiday parties happen to pen people. Deprived of the companionable silence of fellow nib-gazers, pen people turn into hard starters, struggling to …