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Battles, battles and more battles….

My mother and my abuser (bio father) have been going through a custody battle over my little brother (he just turned 9 years old) for the last 3 years. 950 more words


The Audition - Conclusion

“That’s your home?” said Ridhima. Marvelling at the four-story mansion that sprawled before them surrounded by acres and acres of fresh green, manicured lawns. Against the azure sky, it looked like a scene out of a fairytale. 1,220 more words


*REVIEW* ~ The Image of Her, by Lorna Peel

#romanticsuspense #romance

Book Blurb

Rachel Harris had been abandoned as a baby on the steps of a church-run children’s home in England, then later adopted. Who was her birth mother and what were the circumstances which led her to give up her baby? 426 more words


Dual Narrative Stories

My first novel Castle of Dreams is  a dual narrative story set in two time periods. It has  family secrets, love, and betrayal and I explore how the past impacts on the present.   513 more words

Elise McCune

105 Must See Films: Secrets & Lies (1996)

Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Timothy Spall

Director: Mike Leigh

A movie about class and race relations in Britain, this film is from acclaimed director Mike Leigh. It follows the story of two women, a successful black woman who is in search of her biological mother, and the woman who gave birth to her, a lower class white woman with problems. 274 more words


The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen

The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen is one of those rare gems that hits every note in prose, in social relevance and in story telling. 1,104 more words

Book Reviews

Roman à clef at Play: An Interview With Author, Donna M. Zadunajsky

As an undergrad, I listened to my professors gush about “The Rape of the Lock” and Dharma bums–famous roman à clef titles of the serious literary wold. 1,082 more words