Vivian R McInerny
A former daily newspaper journalist, now an independent writer of essays & fiction published in several lit anthologies. The Whole Hole Story children's book was published by Versify Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021. More are forthcoming.
William Shakespeare is my fashion idol. It's not because of his puffy pantaloons or saggy tights or frilly Elizabethan collars though an argument could be made for a pantaloon revival. They are quite likely more comfortable than yoga pants. And one could discreetly carry snacks in the folds of fabric.
- Top Story - November 2023
Poor boy Pip grows up infatuated with the privileged Estella who lives with her eccentric recluse aunt, Ms. Havisham. Only money can improve Pip’s lot in life and love. Dickens' richly-drawn characters and beautifully descriptive storytelling will pull readers into this tale of mystery, unrequited love, money, class, and morals.
- Top Story - June 2023
Stolen and BeholdenTop Story - June 2023
He crept down down the hall dressed in shades of shadow, all but invisible in the dark. On his feet, he wore only socks. Forensics had recently identified a female based on prints taken from a wood floor and the worn down treads on the sole of her left sneaker, the result of her, evidently, rare gait.
Interview With An Author
Q. Why did you start writing? A. I felt I had something to say. When I look at the novels that have stuck with me for decades, the common thread is that the characters grapple with ethical conundrums. Nick in Gatsby, Scout in Mockingbird, Holden in Catcher, Pip in Great Expectations, or Huckleberry Finn -- and on-and-on -- all struggle to become good people. They aren't effortlessly kind or self-aware or heroic but fumble about a bit before finding their paths.
Overland 3: Seeing Angels
Somebody saw an angel. It was slightly blurry, but still. We heard about it the next day during our break after the lunch rush. Lucy, John and I poured ourselves coffee then slid into one of the wood booths of the empty restaurant. Lucy whispered.