Rasmenian Detritus

Official Website of Author Rasmenia Massoud


I’ve been getting invited to more weddings lately. About a year ago, France legalized same-sex marriage. They didn’t stop there – gay and lesbian couples now have the right to adopt children, too. That’s something I’m profoundly grateful for. Oh, not because I’m gay or want to adopt a child, but because I’m not an asshole. Also, because I like to see my friends happy and endowed with equal rights. […]

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Somewhere in 1986, there’s a younger version of me. A version of me with skinny legs, knobby knees and no realistic sense of the future or adulthood. That version of me sits in her room, reading books and staring at the posters on the walls, of which there are many, daydreaming and imagining the future she wants. Like a lot 13 year-olds, she has mad crushes on golden movie star […]


When my dog was a tiny puppy, she was cute, but hyperactive. She barked a lot and played with her poop. She peed every time she met someone new. She was loveable, but a handful. An adorable, stinky handful. She wasn’t stupid, she just needed some teaching and new experiences. We worked on teaching her new words and how to do things. We took her to new places where she […]

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le pen

I hate flying. When I was a kid, I traveled by plane often, as many children of divorced parents do. Back then, it was a fun & exciting adventure. Because I was a wee one traveling alone, I received special attention. The flight attendant would bring me a little plastic pin with wings on it. “A gift from the captain,” they’d say. I’d read my books & listen to my […]

Prayer comic

I am not going to wish you a Merry Christmas. I am not going to wish you Happy Holidays, a Happy New Year, or even Happy Ass Slap from an Expensive Hooker. No matter what we say anymore, someone’s out there to complain. So, I won’t offer you Xmas cheer, a Happy Hanukkah,  Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad or a Happy Solstice. I wish you more than this. So much more. […]

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“Religion is like a pair of shoes: find one that fits for you, but don’t try to make me wear your shoes.” – George Carlin. “Anybody who wants religion is welcome to it, as far as I’m concerned–I support your right to enjoy it. However, I would appreciate it if you exhibited more respect for the rights of those people who do not wish to share your dogma, rapture, or […]

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