The Halloween Parade

Happy Halloween! It's hard to believe that it's been another year already, another fall, another season. It's still early in the morning here as I sit at my computer writing this. Through my window the street is quiet. The sun is out, no one else is. But even though it's early, soon the street will... Continue Reading →

Vampire Weekend Read

“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!” -Bram Stoker, Dracula Who's your favorite literary vampire of them all? I asked myself that question this weekend as I finished reading The Vampyre by John William Polidori, featuring the diabolical Lord Ruthven (spoiler, he's definitely not my favorite vampire). It's a popular... Continue Reading →

Killer Thoughts

Gathered around the table, each of us with a cup of coffee, she leaned forward conspiratorially as she prepared to tell me the secret she needed to share. “I killed him,” she whispered. “I killed him with my thoughts.” This elderly lady, a family member of mine who I will call Lili for this post,... Continue Reading →

A Book and a Fall Weekend

What types of books do you like to read on the weekends? Do the seasons, the weather or the day influence what type of book you pick up? I've been really enjoying the fall this year. We don't have much of a fall, not compared to other areas with more distinct seasons. But the weather... Continue Reading →

The Under World

Underneath the ground, below the grass and the dirt, where the sun's rays no longer reach, where everything feels still, there is another world. This world here is quiet, with nothing but faint voices and the occasional sound of footsteps. It is very dark, there are lights but they are man-made, and relatively dim. Just... Continue Reading →

Happy National Read a Book Day!

Hello everyone and Happy Labor Day! Today in the United States we celebrate Labor Day, an occasion commemorating the hard work and achievements of American workers. Because it’s a Federal holiday many people enjoy the day off, and some traditional activities include picnics, grilling and spending time outdoors before the end of the summer. I... Continue Reading →

Fairytale Land, Far Away

When I was little, I was convinced that there were fairies living beside the river near my house. I used to visit them often, and would spend the afternoon gazing into the spaces between the rocks that I was certain formed the doorways of their homes. I liked to observe the moss, hanging low over... Continue Reading →

The Great Dame of Death

She’s not dead. But she’s not alive. She exists somewhere in the realm of the once was. A beautiful hat, tilted over her eye. A dress, swirling with colors—the color of flowers, of the sky, of the ocean, and of a busy marketplace. Of life. She’s sophisticated, she’s out and about. She’s full of life.... Continue Reading →

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