Monday, April 28, 2014

"Cassie's Paradox" Went Live!

My new flash fiction piece, "Cassie's Paradox", went live on Story Shack Magazine today.  Please check it out when you have a few moments. Story Shack Magazine has now made it even easier to post comments to the stories you like, so please feel free to post your thoughts directly on their site.  I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read these and thank you for your support.  Also, a huge thank you to Darcy Rozen for her powerful illustration.

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Book Review Time - "Her Fearful Symmetry" by Audrey Niffenegger

Hmmm, not sure how to rate this. Probably 2.5 stars (on Goodreads) is more accurate, somewhere between it was okay and I liked it. Unfortunately maybe I just wanted to like it more than I did. I was intrigued by the description on the book's jacket and while there were some things that I liked about the book, there were an equal amount of things that I did not. The English spellings were a distraction to me and drove me a little nuts. I constantly wanted to correct the "s" back to "z" (i.e., realise). Getting past that, there was a promising plot to the story, intriguing characters and an interesting story line with the ghosts and possibilities of life after death, but without giving away spoilers, a few things did not naturally add up and make sense which lessened the believability of the core story. I feel as though perhaps the author should have written two books -- a fabulous historical non-fiction book about the cemetery she works at and loves, and then a good old fashioned sleep with your lights on scary ghost story.  

Oh well, on to something new.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Quote of the Day

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” 

― Marcel Proust

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Illustration for "Cassie's Paradox"

Today I took a quick peek at the illustration Darcy Rozen is working on for my story, "Cassie's Paradox", which is scheduled to go live on Story Shack Magazine on April 28th, and I have to say that I'm really excited to see this pairing on screen.  I love the direction she took and the pop of color in the midst of darkness.  Intrigued yet?  I hope so!

Thanks Darcy!