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Exceptional First Sentence of the Week, The Bell Jar


This is a bit of cheat, as it is an entire first paragraph and then some. I haven’t read Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar…

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On Being Annoyed at Donna Leon

I am annoyed at a writer I have never read and have only heard of in the past days as I randomly listened to past episodes of… 530 more words


A Study in Sherlock

So, this newest story, part of the Nine Hundred Owls project, draws inspiration from the Sherlock tales of ACD. I’m utterly useless as a mystery writer. 229 more words

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Lysette (2016)

First published in October of 2014, this was my first official short story of my career. I recently revisited it, tweaked and updated it. For my loyal readers :) Thank you! 987 more words

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Books and babies

I’ve been measuring time spent writing my current novel manuscript in imaginary unborn babies. Lately, they both seem about the same amount of effort and energy. 158 more words

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A Year of Mediocre Books

True, the year is still not up, but I have concluded long ago, that the publishing schedule for major houses was a dud. Yes, there were a few good reads, but when I look back at my reading list, I find that many were  545 more words