I'm not sure if I have any active followers anymore since it's been well over a year since I've updated this blog, but I am hoping that 2023 will be the year I can bring new life to this site. Life has kicked me in the ass hard since 2020, and I am just now... Continue Reading →
Book Review: Drowning Ruth
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars Summary: In the winter of 1919, a young mother named Mathilda Neumann drowns beneath the ice of a rural Wisconsin lake. The shock of her death dramatically changes the lives of her daughter, troubled sister, and husband. . . . Told in the voices of several of the main... Continue Reading →
Book Review: Married While Intoxicated
Married While Intoxicated by Fran Shaff 2011. 37 pages Genre: Romantic Comedy Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Summary: Ever do anything ill-advised while under the influence? Melinda and Matthew did. Stranded in a snowstorm, drowning their sorrows these two strangers got "Married While Intoxicated." See how they handle their sticky situation in this hilarious... Continue Reading →
The Wolf and the Panther
He shows up every third blue moon. Howling wolf cries under melancholic moonbeams, calling for my embrace before he gets swallowed back into the void of my hazy lunar dream. Stalking black panther pursues him in the black night, in hopes I don't wake soon. We're safe here. Make the move before my rogue lips... Continue Reading →
Book Review: The Rook
The Rook by Daniel O'Malley 2012. 496 pages. Series: The Checquy Files #1 Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Supernatural Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Summary: "The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex... Continue Reading →
Book Review: Bloom
Bloom by Beau Taplin 2018. 80 pages Genre: Poetry Final Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Summary: A stunning collection of 140 short poems about growth and renewal from popular Australian poet Beau Taplin. Beautifully designed with several pieces to a page, Bloom offers a unique twist on age-old topics: love, grief, and learning from... Continue Reading →
Book Review: Echo V4: The Last Edge of Darkness
The Last Edge of Darkness by Kent Wayne 2018. 401 pages (Kindle Edition) Series: Echo, Volume 4 Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Speculative Fiction Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Echo Volume 4 chronicles Crusader Atriya's time in Mandala City. As Atriya crafts his mind into a psionic arsenal, he realizes that no weapon—no... Continue Reading →
The heart is a fickle creature It must never be confined to a single chamber. But rather allowed to roam freely, embracing each passion that calls out to it.
A broken heart seeks comfort in the ruins of frozen memories. It is this that keeps it bleeding.
There is no melody so beautiful as the love song of a gentle breeze. Its whistle through the trees whisper lyrics of undying love as it caresses the leaves.