Defending Jacob by William Landay tells the story of a fourteen-year-old boy named Jacob Barber who is accused of murdering a classmate. If you enjoy crime fiction or psychological drama this a high-quality and addictive yarn. This is also a story that is hard to discuss without any spoilers so first I’ll provide my generalContinue reading ““Defending Jacob”: An Addictive, Engrossing Read”
BIRD BATH A glint in the sun. Splashes from a rain puddle. Small birds, getting clean.
Too happy, I was. An uncomfortable state; Quick fix – sabotage!
When alone – warm, sweet. Together, a horror show. Leader calls, attack!
Other’s families – Warm, welcoming, stable, fun. Not mine, my burden.
“Wait, is this a parody?” That was one of my first surprising thoughts when rewatching a much beloved cinematic experience. Let me explain. I first saw “A Room With A View” as a college undergrad. It was my first foray into British period pieces and I was enchanted. Such romance! Such beauty! I don’t recallContinue reading “Re-watching A “Room With A View” Twenty Years Later”
Two prints side by side. A disturbance in the snow. Two feet, four paws – tug!
The days are longer. A gentle breeze flirts some warmth. More snow! Bitter hag.
I was having some some fun with Twitter prompts this week. It’s difficult to write a story in only 280 characters. Admittedly, some are better than others. Practice is practice, yes? #vss365 (very short story) prompt: #Escape It was always unusual – brown eyes from blue and green, black hair from blonde. Gene testing confirmedContinue reading “Microfiction Wrap-Up”