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Book Review: Vicky Swanky is a Beauty by Diane Williams

Vicky Swanky is a Beauty is a short story collection by Diane Williams. This collection includes 51 flash fiction short stories meaning they are under 1000 words. Most are shorter than a page. I struggled with these stories from beginning to end though the second half of the book was easier to enjoy as I let go of my story… Read More

Book Review: The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn Saks

This is the first of hopefully 50 book reviews in 2018. Every year I set a goal on Goodreads but I have never reached it. This year I’ve scheduled my reading time ,and coupled with my reading speed improvements and reduced Internet leave me with a fighting chance of nailing my goals to the wall. I will read a book… Read More

Becoming a Disciplined Person

I’ve never especially liked New Years resolutions. In the past, anything I’ve started on New Years seemed cursed by a very pissed off god. So, when I have had major goals for a new year, I’ve started before or after the first. This year is no different, but what is different is how I am framing my goals. The last… Read More

Flash Friday Fiction: The Boy With The Blue Bicycle

  A boy aims his blue bicycle toward the bridge and takes a ragged breath. Hair the color of old hay sticks to his pimpled forehead and the wheels weave through traffic drifting with the wind from passing cars. It is overcast with deep fog following the evening traffic, drifting over the mountain and tickling the sleeping lady’s breast. He… Read More

Flash Friday Memoir: A Night Under Lights

Rated R for adult themes, mild language and nudity For months, Cheryl and I argued about her auditioning for Mitchell Brothers; given her past rape and abuse, the thought made me ill. Eventually we agreed, or more honestly—I pushed until she acquiesced for me to go instead. She lounged on the end of my bed while I showed her three… Read More

Book Review: Vicky Swanky is a Beauty by Diane Williams

Vicky Swanky is a Beauty is a short story collection by Diane Williams. This collection includes 51 flash fiction short stories meaning they are under 1000 words. Most are shorter than a page. I struggled with these stories from beginning to end though the second half of the book was easier to enjoy as I let go of my story… Read More