The Rogue’s Departure (Flash Fiction)

The stage had been set for a while. Louise had noticed the signs of impending doom from the beginning – the loose alliances solidifying, the subtle isolation of a “problem” player, the cautious glances and whispers behind his back. A figurative knife had suddenly appeared and was looming overhead, desperately seeking a target. The air … Continue reading The Rogue’s Departure (Flash Fiction)

Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House: Pays Homage While Still Feeling Original, Albeit a Bit Repetitive

Spoiler Free! I am a huge fan of the book by Shirley Jackson so I eagerly anticipated this series.  I've previously reviewed the book and have left a link to that post below for those interested.  Importantly, the book does not spoil the TV adaptation.  The series drew inspiration from the book but is a … Continue reading Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House: Pays Homage While Still Feeling Original, Albeit a Bit Repetitive

Book Thoughts: Ohio by Stephen Markley – Engrossing but Emotionally Exhausting

The novel Ohio by Stephen Markley tells the story of a group of six high school friends over the course of one night approximately ten years after graduation.  The story is told mostly through a series of flashbacks as two of the group travel back to New Canaan, Ohio the same night, though unbeknownst to … Continue reading Book Thoughts: Ohio by Stephen Markley – Engrossing but Emotionally Exhausting