May 28, 2022

It Was a Good Plan…And Then The World Spun Upside Downby Mark Stevens

Mark’s first-person style writing connects us with the individual life stories while gently reminding us of our humanitarian responsibilities
May 28, 2022

Torqued Ellipse

Tortured, elliptical wheel of time, bucking along in its rut,
May 27, 2022

Jormungand, Part 3

“The fool! He’s trying to escape through the dragon enclosures! After him!” Zimmerman shouted. He raised his rifle and prepared to fire.
May 27, 2022

Fly Girl by Ann Hood

Ann takes us through the highs and lows of training. She highlights the impact of the unions and deregulation of airlines. The life lessons learned.
May 21, 2022

Prayer to Those Above

Our lives are too brief to be taken before we find you hovering near...
May 20, 2022

Jormungand, Part 2

Pembroke stood speechless for a moment, and then muttered, “Amazing. . . turning animals into dragons. But why?”
May 13, 2022

Jormungand, Part 1

The raucous singing that filled the Badger Arms pub rang in Colin Pembroke’s ears, as if an orchestra was playing in his head...
May 12, 2022

Fluff of Delight – a Monologue Reading

My little gray sand cat. Puffs of fluff between the toe beans. Sticky tongue that exfoliates my face after a run. Purring warm body while I hold her close to my chest as I pour water into the kettle for tea each morning…
May 3, 2022

At Daybreak – a Poetry Reading

First light frosting the tree line, and I close the door  On the rest of the house and leave the need for sleep  To others. At such an hour, with dark still lingering, The stars blown apart and a waning moon near vanishing,  I’ve become too well acquainted with the dark dialect ...
April 30, 2022

The Sprout of Hope

I watch the news of children and animals escaping the violence in the Ukraine. Tears cascade down my face.
April 27, 2022

Book Review: Slaver’s Bane

Slaver’s Bane had every element of fantasy I could hope for in a powerfully moving story. It was a grand tale that moved quickly making it hard to put down. I needed to know what happened on the next page.
April 26, 2022

Go Hex Yourself: A Book Review

This book kept me entertained and intrigued, from the giggle-inducing first page to the last, the fun twists on romantic tropes to vivid world-building and visceral settings. I loved every twist and turn, every silly, bizarre, and funny coincidence, and the oddity of the family in question.