Micro, Mini, all small words. Mash, make it small. But
Most of you haven’t heard of Margaret Maron. She writes mysteries (another m). Her main character is a judge called Deborah Knott. There are so many layers of meaning in that name and her profession that it boggles the mind. Just roll it around in your head for a while. Deborah works in rural North Carolina, not far from Raleigh-Durham. I like her. Maron paints a great picture of Deborah and her colleagues working in their particular setting, and sometimes away from their own patch. There are sometimes issues with the point-of-view in the writing, but that gets better after a while. I enjoy these. They are like M&Ms — crunchy chocolatey treats but for your brain. Brain candy!