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Book Review: Shelter of Leaves by Lenore H. Gay (Four Stars)

Book Review: Shelter of Leaves by Lenore H. Gay

Four Stars

“It’s easy to disappear if you have nothing to lose.”

A different take on post-apocalyptic literature: this story (essentially) happens now. 280 more words

Ron Andrea

“You’re just yanking my chain,” his mother laughed.  She had been listening to his wild story from the start.  He was seven years old at the time, and he loved to embellish real life events.  1,515 more words


Party Goers

It was last week, as far as I can ascertain, that I got angry at my silver-bodied, sapphire-eyed robotic friend. With his wide set eyes, and triangular large hooked beak above a square chest, he bore some resemblance to an eagle. 2,364 more words

Fiction( Recent)

Point of View, Tense and Narrative Voice

I’m not going to write an article going into heavy detail about the benefits and pitfalls of each point of view, maybe that article will come another day. 1,152 more words

Writing Advice

Just gonna stand there and hear me cry, But that's alright, because I love the way you lie

If books with an unreliable narrator has taught me anything, it’s that everyone is a dirty, lying secret-keeper and that you can’t trust anyone. It’s a trope that’s been overused thanks to the success of Gone Girl and Girl on the Train (speaking of overused tropes, can we stop having titles with “girl” in them for awhile?) and Crooked Little Lies isn’t a particularly groundbreaking addition to the genre. 273 more words

The Stranger Next Door: Amélie Nothomb

“There are no exterminators for neighbors.”

Emile and Juliette Hazel have been married for 43 years, and when Emile retires from his job as a Greek and Latin high school teacher, the couple look forward to the perfect retirement. 637 more words


A Matter of Perspective

This is a subject I’ve stumbled upon recently by rambling with my friend yet again about my frustrations with how dogmatic other people seem to be about how you should be writing your stories a certain way.  571 more words