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Book Review: The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night

Title: The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night

Author: Jen Campbell

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Series? No


Book Depository  //  Dymocks… 731 more words

Book Review

Review: Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks

Title: Uncommon Type: Some Stories

Series: /

Author: Tom Hanks

Edition: Kindle edition

Pages: 416 pages

Language: Read in English

Genre: fiction, short stories

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.  321 more words


100 Word Wednesday: The Rodent To Redemption...

A picture tells a thousand words Jerry…

…Because I hired a private detective – that’s how!

…You promised…a million times…’I quit baby, this time I’m going cold turkey.’ 80 more words

Flash Fiction

Prologue of a Love Story

Her father’s voice talking to another person in the living room woke her from an afternoon nap.

Slowly, she tiptoed towards the door and gently pressed her right ear to it, planning to eavesdrop, trying to recognize the person her Dad is talking to. 488 more words


An interview with Connor Lucey, editor of The Absurdist

The Absurdist is a small monthly periodical of absurdist flash fiction and illustrations, printed and distributed in Portland, Oregon and shared digitally around the world. 978 more words

Flash Fiction

FICTION: Viking Funeral by Steve Passey

A man has three magic numbers in his life: His date of birth, which he cannot foresee or choose, the date he passes, which (should be) likewise an unknown, and most importantly the date at which his age added to his years of service allows him to retire. 4,065 more words


The Enigmatic Blurb

Why is it that even the mention of writing a blurb strikes abject terror into the normally calm and sane writer?

The task of describing and summarising a whole book, months or years of work, into a few short paragraphs seems nigh impossible. 791 more words