Day jobber dabbling in the art of writing fiction during the night.
Handmade Mango Ice Cream in an Indian Summer
The first day of school holidays has a special place in my heart. The day usually started with an exam and ended with an end of the year party. And then even better, I would go back home, draw the curtains against the blinding afternoon sun, lie down and read my favorite novel.
The Knight's Wife - Part 1
The wind whistled and howled over the sprawling highlands. Under the dense grey clouds, which churned ominously and occasionally thundered, three figures - a knight, his wife and a squire were silently making their way through the empty land, on equally silent horses towards a distant, newly acquired manor.
The Blowhole he Fell Into
Day 1 Nathan is an idiot and nothing is going to convince me otherwise. First of all, he made me watch this Netflix movie which he swore was the best thing since frozen yogurt. Then after I complained, he told me my obsessive need to see horror movies or to read horror books is unhealthy.
The New Mankind
Eric stood at the edge of the crater, looking towards a lone spaceship on the other side of it. He had to reach it before it took off. He had been paid handsomely for the job, too handsomely. He could buy a country with that kind of money. But the sad truth was that there were no more countries left because there were no oceans left to separate them. Only a neverending expanse of dry, barren land and the occasional crater. And they were even worse than the barren land.
Rules for Vanishing - Kate Alice Marshall - Book Review
Plot Summary: Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall is that supernatural road trip with your high school friends that you never had. Students at Sara’s school receive a mass phone text asking them to play Lucy’s game - to go down the legendary road which opens up one night a year and search for the ghost of Lucy Gallows. No one knows if the road even exists or if the journey down the road is safe. Sara is going to go down the road to look for her sister Becca, who everyone says ran away from home, but Sara knows she’s somewhere on the road. Her friends join her on her journey as well - some because they care about Sara and Becca and some because it sounds like a good lark. Will they find Becca and more importantly, will they survive the road?
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires - Book Review
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires is the latest book offering by author Grady Hendrix. It’s Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula a Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the ‘90s about a women’s book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood-sucking fiend.