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Ormond; or The Secret Witness -- Charles Brockden Brown

Highlights: crazy ending, insane characters, and is rather short.

Lowlights: Ormond, Ormond, Ormond.

Short Story Published

The Michigan Authors Syndicate has just published Bald Eagle Stew, an edited anthology of fiction and poetry that includes my most recent short story. Many thanks to my editors Sherry Truffin, Martin Reaves, and Diana Edelman-Young for their helpful feedback and to  13 more words

American History And Culture

Run River by Joan Didion

Run River by Joan Didion. 1963. French title: Une saison de nuits.

Lily heard the shot at seventeen minutes to one. She knew the time precisely because, without looking out the window into the dark where the shot reverberated, she continued fastening the clasp on the diamond wrist watch Everett had given her two years before on their seventeenth anniversary, looked at it on her wrist for a long time, and then, sitting on the edge of the bed, began winding it.

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Luckey Quarter

I am a big fan of Mr. Stephen King. Not only for being the lord of my nightmares, but, most of all, for being the helluva writer. 174 more words


[703] Mrs. Bridge - Evan S. Connell

” She spent a great deal of time staring into space, oppressed by the sense that she was waiting. But waiting for what? She did not know. 495 more words