Flash Fiction: Heart Song

She was born with a song in her heart, though it took her many long years to hear it. It presented itself at odd times, the melody implanted in her brain, in her memory, so that when anything hinted at the strain she’d begin humming along. Only hours later would she realize that there was … Continue reading

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I read Gone Girl in a matter of days. I’m a fast reader, generally, but this was a nearly 500 page book and I didn’t have a lot of time for it. But the book kept me turning page after page. It’s starts out as a mystery and becomes something of a suspense. The crime … Continue reading

New Adult Fiction: A Guide

It’s been a little over a year since I posted about New Adult Fiction, but in that year the conversation has spread far more than I ever expected. A year ago, a google search yielded a few links with brief comments or explanations as to what New Adult Fiction was. Now, a search reveals pages … Continue reading

Grimm Versus Once Upon a Time

I really shouldn’t be lumping these two shows together because they truly are not in the same category. But I’m doing it because they both came out at the same time this past Fall, and both are based around the idea of fairy tales (though very different fairy tales, to be fair). Grimm is a … Continue reading

In Which I Tell You That You Must, Must Read This Book!

If you don’t like mystery thrillers, well alright. Then don’t read it. But you’re missing out! I am not usually a mystery reader but this book had me hooked beginning to end. The writing was beautiful, which I found to be an unusual but wonderful difference from normal mysteries. I was emotionally invested from the … Continue reading

I’m Important In My Dreams, or, Why I Write

I remember lots of my dreams. Last night, I dreamed that I was a zombie hunter. I had a partner, and together we killed zombies left and right. But then I was bit – and you know what happened? I could still think, could still feel. I’d been killing creatures that still possessed rational thought. … Continue reading

Flash Fiction: Held Up, or, Right On Time

She entered the house, poised for a tangle. She was quite sure she’d left the lights off, the door locked, her rooms neat. So why was there a lamp burning, the light soft against the window of her room on the upper floor? Was that a shadow she saw, flickering in the lamplight against the … Continue reading