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Review: Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang

China, 1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants.

Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers–commoners trained in kung fu–who fight to free China from “foreign devils.”

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The Girl with the MacBook Pro

Always at Starbucks, I see her. She sits in the corner with her caramel frappuccino, near the window so she can see the passerbyers pass her by. 407 more words

Creative Writing


When I reached the tree to walk home with Michael, I noticed he was stood there, tousled hair blowing in the breeze, with a look of mild awe on his face. 1,195 more words


31 October 2014


Below is the PHOTO PROMPT. Sit a while and study it. Does it tell you a story? Share it in 100 words or less. 153 more words

Friday Fictioneers

SIT DOWN! SHUT UP! READ THIS! – October Edition Reviewed

This month our dear friend, Melissa Giorgio, challenged River and I for SIT DOWN! SHUT UP! READ THIS! with a favourite contemporary novel of hers,  325 more words

One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

Alek Kheredian should have guessed something was wrong when his parents took him to a restaurant. Everyone knows that Armenians never eat out. Why bother, when their home cooking is far superior to anything “these Armenians” could come up with?

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Realistic Fiction

Review: Winterfrost by Michelle Houts

Christmas has come, and with it a sparkling white winterfrost over the countryside. But twelve-year-old Bettina’s parents have been called away unexpectedly, leaving her in charge of the house, the farm, and baby Pia.

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