Cliffhangers

Okay, so I'm writing this post about Cliffhangers because I hate them. I get it. They're a tried and true plot devise to keep people coming back and whatever. If you're trying to build interest in a new series, or gain readers, cliffhangers are a way to do it. I have even been known to... Continue Reading →

On the Train

"I WIN AGAIN!" Ruby pushed her hair off her face and yawned. Exhaustion ringed her eyes in dark circles. "You suck at this, Micah." "I do." Micah hid a smile. He had to let her win; if he didn't, she'd throw a fit. It was hard enough travelling unaccompanied, harder still when escorting a petulant... Continue Reading →

Who’s Bike is That?

"WHO'S BIKE IS that out front?" Amelia stifled a yawn and wandered over to the window. "What was that?" "That bike. Right there." Her coworker Molly pointed at an abandoned bike. "See it? Lying there in the middle the sidewalk." Molly had the strongest Long Island accent. Before she came to work here, Amelia thought... Continue Reading →

50 Word Thursday

"OH MY GOD, this book is so dark!" The woman - Anna, Audrey, April, whatever her name is - rolls over and pokes me. "Listen... if I’d stopped to think I might not have done it, but fury is a great disregarder of caution." She snorts. "Is disregarder even a word?" I ignore her as... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction #1

IT WAS TIME to go. "Maggie!" Hank yelled from the parking lot, his voice loud enough to force a flock of seagulls back to the sky. "Let's go. Now." Maggie pretended not to hear. It had been too long since she'd been to the ocean. She'd leave when she was ready. "Maggie! Don't make me... Continue Reading →

Digital Divide

LIBRARIAN LIZ IS IN THE HOUSE YESTERDAY, FORBES AUTHOR Panos Mourdoukoutas wrote an article dismissing the importance of libraries. He suggested using Amazon, Netflix, and Starbucks instead. Okay, there's so much wrong with that. I, along with everyone in my profession, took some serious umbrage. You might have read some tweets about it.  The thing that... Continue Reading →

Sharing my World – July 23, 2018

In regards to puzzle what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search, mazes, logic or numeric puzzles, something else, or nothing? Hmm... mazes and word searches. Everything else makes my four-letter word for what we use to see and a five-letter word for what two sticks make if they're lying horizontally and vertically on each other.... Continue Reading →

Quoth The Raven

Here's a true story. One of the things I did in Baltimore was visit Edgar Allen Poe's grave. Mr. Poe is resting in downtown Baltimore's Westminster Burying Grounds and Crypt. If you're in Baltimore, stop on by for a visit. Besides Poe, there are a lot of dead people buried here.  There's also a crypt.... Continue Reading →

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