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Lonelier in Company

this small coffin of isolation recycles my every breath into air as fresh as that found in an open meadow in early spring yet it is darker than nothingness itself, and my movement is restricted by the coffin walls that hide me away, craving light i break free and dig my way to the surface... Continue Reading →

What Lies Beneath

Should one fight his way through the thick forest of my sadness-- and chisel away every rock of bitterness that walls off my heart-- he will find that his efforts were in vain. I'm not hiding heaven in this heart. My heart is but a chilled cadaver for me to cut into without ever drawing... Continue Reading →

Book Review: L, Change the World

L, Change the World by M Translated by Takami Nieda Series: Death Note 2007. 188 pages. Genre: Mystery, Crime, Suspense Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary: In an alternative continuity in the Death Note setting, ace detective L's name has been written in a Death Note. He has twenty-three days to bring a... Continue Reading →

Mind Games

Mind games... why? Because I suck at sports and I lose interest in Monopoly as soon as that first hotel goes on Boardwalk. Because if I play with yours, then I won't have to play with my own anymore. Because my insecurities are only silenced once it sees you, the other player, fold. Because when... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Chimera

Chimera by Jacob Madkiff Series: The Chimera Chronicles, Book 1 2012. 336 pages. Genre: Supernatural 3.5 out of 5 stars (story) 1.5 out of 5 stars (editing) Final Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars Summary: Kyle Evans' life had been one tragedy after another. No hope, no love, no one to count or lean on.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Cage Legacy

The Cage Legacy by Nicholas Conley 2012. 320 pages. Genre: Thriller, Horror, Young Adult Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Who is Ethan Cage? Is he just a troubled 17-year-old high school student? A quiet, intelligent kid with a bad home life? Or is he a shattered human being, a boy who lost his... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Stone Fox

Stone Fox by James Reynolds Gardiner Illustrated by Greg Hargreaves 1980. 96 pages. Genre: Childrens, Historical Fiction My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary: Little Willy has a big job to do. When his grandfather falls ill, it is up to Willy alone to save their farm from the tax collector. But where can... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Peppermint

Peppermint by Dorothy Grider Illustrated by Raymond Burns 1950, 1966.  16 pages. Genre: Childrens, Collector's Item Age Range: 3 - 7 years (and by that I mean 3 years olds would enjoy this being read to them)  Reading level is more like 5 - 7. My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: This is... Continue Reading →

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