Tag: fiction

Blood, Sweat, and Tears in Reality

figure silhouetted against a spiral of sparks and flame

A flash fiction story based on the single-word prompt ‘twist’.

Hot Reads – The Grey Bastards

Last December, I saw the wonderful news that Orbit Books had acquired the rights to Jonathan French’s THE GREY BASTARDS after it won first place in Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 2016. And now, as of yesterday, it’s finally here in the UK! Now admittedly,…

Irrelevant Reviews – Little Tales of Misogyny

Don’t let the title of this post fool you. The Hate U Give is anything but irrelevant. It’s just the first in a series of book reviews I’ve planned where the books have been out for awhile.

You lost your pen (The Pen Saga)

For the uninitiated, this is a continuation from a couple prompts in March 2018’s #WritingBored hashtag game on Twitter. You race to the docks, knowing each minute without your pen is valuable words unwritten. Your story is dissolving before your eyes, as surely as…

Irrelevant Reviews – The Hate U Give

Don’t let the title of this post fool you. The Hate U Give is anything but irrelevant. It’s just the first in a series of book reviews I’ve planned where the books have been out for awhile.

Daily Prompt: Encrusted – The Northwest Passage

The wind howls, but the sails are still Stiffened in the inescapable chill Rigging once full of avian cries Now just cloth encrusted with ice Creaking wood moans low under the wind Trapped and left with nothing to defend In the bowels, straps and…

Hot Reads – Tips for Living

tips for living book review

I get a monthly email from GoodReads with a breakdown of new releases by genre. Initially, I thought this would be a good way to find new books to review before they get released. I would stay ahead of the curve, somewhat. Now I…

Hot Reads – Beneath the Sugar Sky

I first stumbled across Seanan McGuire on Tumblr (don’t ask for my username) and I always said that I’d like to get into their books. So when a newsletter hit my inbox letting me know Seanan had a release this month, I eagerly snapped…

Hot Reads – Before I Let Go

BEFORE I LET GO is the latest book from Marieke Nijkamp, author of This Is Where It Ends and Feral Youth. It’s a story about a young person named Corey going home for the funeral of her best friend. It also is my first…