The Watchmaker – The 33rd Anthology, 2017

Originally published by The Drexel Publishing Group in 2017's The 33rd Anthology as 2nd place prize winner of Drexel University's 2017 Creative Writing Award.   Short Story I started feeling for my husband again when April came. We had an early spring that year, so by the time April came around, all the rains had … Continue reading The Watchmaker – The 33rd Anthology, 2017

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For the Sake of Enjoyment – The 33rd Anthology, 2014

Originally published by The Drexel Publishing Group in 2014's The 33rd Anthology as 1st place prize winner of Drexel University's First Year Writing Award. Personal Reflection For the sake of my research question (Why do I enjoy composing hundred-thousand-word-novels, but detest the thought of writing thousand-word-academic-essays?) I decided to blend the two into one. My … Continue reading For the Sake of Enjoyment – The 33rd Anthology, 2014

An Empathetic Mind-Trip – reviewing Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick

2014 was a highly controversial year for the police force and people of color in the United States of America. (Maybe it was the start of everything, maybe not.) The year brought forth one of the largest political rights movements in recent history: dubbed as the #blacklivesmatter movement. This movement was formed through public outrage … Continue reading An Empathetic Mind-Trip – reviewing Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick

A Conversation About Love – Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time

I didn’t read much as a child. Hell, I didn’t even read Harry Potter till far later. But, call it fate or happenstance, I did read a little bit, and came across a certain spectacular title: A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle’s multi-award-winning children’s novel about all aspects of love, not just the romantic ones. … Continue reading A Conversation About Love – Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time

Till This Day, I’m Still Unsure – More Than This by Patrick Ness, a review

In a mind-bending tale of contemplation about what happens after death, Patrick Ness’s 2013 novel, More Than This tore me to pieces like a dog and a rag doll. I started the novel uncertain of what in the world was going on, or what even the story’s genre was—whether it was going to involve zombies … Continue reading Till This Day, I’m Still Unsure – More Than This by Patrick Ness, a review

That Dinner Party I Never Wanted to Go to – aka The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

This was simultaneously the longest and shortest read of my adult life. With exactly 108 pages (in my 2002 paperback), this book was one of the shortest books in my collection. It should have taken me about a day, less! And yet…I had this book in my backpack for a month. Published in 1895, The … Continue reading That Dinner Party I Never Wanted to Go to – aka The Time Machine by H. G. Wells