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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
Such little inspiration to write anything with feeling these days. Nothing left to say, it seems. Perhaps someone might be so kind as to burn me, or draw a bit of my blood with your weapon of choice, so that I might write another lyric or two.