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A Return From Slumber: An Interview With Autumn Tears (gothic/darkwave/neo-classical)

Autumn Tears have always produced a uniquely blended gothic/neo-classical style.  Their Love Poems For Dying Children trilogy had left an indelible mark on the underground music scene.  1,131 more words

Music Reviews

9.A.2. Bronze Griffin, Museum


The griffin in Greek and Roman texts is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its front feet. 44 more words

The Favour

This is a follow up story of the otherwordly humanoid in The Kiss by The River. A lot of people have asked me what exactly Barbara was. 2,087 more words


The Handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s tale by Margaret Atwood

A disturbing dystopia set in the near future where misguided mysogynistic  religious zealots have taken over America, or “Gilead” as it now known, thinking they can right the wrongs of society by returning to the “old values”. 218 more words

Historical Fiction

The Cost of a Rose; or, The Ordeal of Blood: Chapter 26

“Might and wrong combined, like iron magnetized, are endowed with irresistible attraction.”

“My tale,” said the Judge. “Begins centuries before my birth, with a peculiar bit of family history that was recounted to me by my father.

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Review: William Gay's Little Sister Death

William Gay’s posthumously published Little Sister Death (2015) is a retelling of a Tennessee folk story laced with horror and obsession. David Binder, a Tennessee writer working in a Chicago factory, toils away on a novel that is eventually published with literary acclaim. 741 more words