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Good Writing Break: Lizzie Borden Edition

Hey, all you Fickle Readers! Here’s a ghoulish holiday perfect for the doldrums of August: Lizzie Borden Murder Day!  Today in 1892, at around 11:00 in the morning, Abby and Andrew Borden were found with their heads hacked to pieces in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts.   598 more words


9 Fairy Tales with Sinister Morals

Before Disney packed them full of happy endings and singing teapots, Fairy Tales were dark, violent stories told to teach kids harsh lessons. Fathers preyed on daughters, wicked step sisters had their feet chopped to pieces and wayward children slaughtered pensioners in their own homes. 1,623 more words


Love By: Angela Carter

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books (October 4, 1988)
Language: English

Love is a soft word that is meant to evoke feelings of inclusion and warmth, and preconceived notions of roses that follow closely behind these. 1,085 more words

Book Review

Once a lit student, forever a lit student...

I haven’t posted in a while because a) I’ve been too busy graduating (WOO!) and b) after Night Train to Lisbon I started reading Great Expectations… 427 more words


The Ultimate Question

The tensile strength of knicker elastic

What is it with chicks? Jeeze! According to EdZilla I don’t do enough research; especially into the female psyche. Hello? 689 more words

Adult Humour

A Turd of Advice

Agony Aunt

The heading is meant to start ‘A Word of Advice’! She’ll be taking over my life next! Stroppy computers; it’s like being married again. 777 more words

Adult Humour

The inverted vampire.

I’ve just finished re-reading The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter. I loved it. My ultimate favourite stories from the collection include: “The Bloody Chamber”, Puss-in-Boots”, “The Snow Child” and “The Lady of the House of Love.” 607 more words