A helpful trick can be to picture feminine words (pumpkin latte, duvet cover) as butterflies. Soft, delicate, hard to catch, and useless except near flowers. Masculine words are more like knives....more
Sonya Redi lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with a puppy she is pretty sure is more popular than her. Her writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Hobart, and Girls Get Busy. She is also a writer for Screen Slate.