Fiction · Micro Flash

King’s Lament, a 50 Word Story

Behind Dagmar, every church bell in the capital began to toll. “Uncle!” She turned and ran down the hill. Her bodyguard caught up, grabbing her wrist. “My Lady, there’s nothing you can do. The king is gone.” She clenched her fist. “One day, I’ll kill the bastard who did this.”     Wow. It’s been… Continue reading King’s Lament, a 50 Word Story

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Book Review: No Man of Woman Born by Ana Mardoll

I downloaded this book off NetGalley for review purposes. But why did I pick this book out of everything I found on there? That’s fairly simple. My friend R. Jean Bell clued me in to its existence.  When I read the blurb, I almost squealed with joy. Books like this need to exist and they… Continue reading Book Review: No Man of Woman Born by Ana Mardoll

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Book Review – Forgotten Pearls: The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

This week, it’s not a forgotten classic that I read. Not really. It’s a book many people know and love. But this is one I sincerely hope we’ll share with the next generations. Only recently, I read an article with writing tips from Ernest Hemingway. Tip number five was about writer’s block. >All you have… Continue reading Book Review – Forgotten Pearls: The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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Book Review: Suited by Jo Anderton

Imagine buying a kitchen cupboard. Shiny, new, and just the style you love. So you whip out your wallet and buy the thing. Upon delivery, you discover that the doors won’t open properly. The hinges squeal like a stuck pig at the slightest hint of movement. No matter how practical it is on the inside,… Continue reading Book Review: Suited by Jo Anderton

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Book Review – Forgotten Pearls: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin

  Forgotten Pearls. Yes. It’s a new thing. My friend Anike and I were talking about it a few weeks ago. I’ve been writing book reviews on contemporary books. But what about the gems that were mined and polished yesterday? She and I (and hopefully others) will share episodes of this series of special book reviews,… Continue reading Book Review – Forgotten Pearls: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin

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Book Review: Stein on Writing by Sol Stein

A few weeks ago, I treated myself to some books on the art and craft of writing. Among them was Stein on Writing by Sol Stein. Sol Stein wrote thirteen books, and was publisher and editor-in-chief of Stein and Day publishers for twenty seven years. The book is not what you’d call an easy read.… Continue reading Book Review: Stein on Writing by Sol Stein