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Thad Rutkowski’s Ponderous Pops

In her introduction to The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, Tara Masih defines flash fiction using… read more Thad Rutkowski’s Ponderous Pops

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Axel Greece

An 80s song for an 80s story. There are two very enigmatic men in Lyddie’s life: Phelps, her botanist husband,… read more Axel Greece

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An Incredible iZombie Promise

Where ABC and Fox make you wait a week to see the latest episode (unless you have a cable subscription), The CW understands that it’s commercial TV (not subscription) and that its viewers can’t stop their worlds (no matter how much they want to) to sit and watch their favorite show or, as in my case, take a chance on a new one. … ”The Exterminator” is a good episode in my opinion because it got me wondering if Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, the show’s creators, would ever make an episode where Liv is frustrated by the stereotypes people have about zombies (like the cavemen in the old GEICO ads ) or write an episode where Liv had to confront own biases towards “Walking Dead” type zombies.

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Sequeling Shakespeare

Based on the novel “The Kouga Ninja Scrolls” by Futaro Yamada, “Basilisk” tells a story similar to Romeo and Juliet’s… read more Sequeling Shakespeare

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Where Angel Should Have Gone

WARNING! SPOILERS! Child of television. When I was told AJ Scudiere’s Under Dark Skies was a “supernatural crime thriller” and… read more Where Angel Should Have Gone

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The Duality and Deconstruction of James Junya Thompson

A friend once told me that Hesse’s Steppenwolf was a different book when read at 40 from when it was… read more The Duality and Deconstruction of James Junya Thompson

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Jacob Mendelsohn All Knowing All Seeing in All My Goodbyes

I tried to find a song or video the summed up the tone of Jacob Mendelsohn’s book without the religious… read more Jacob Mendelsohn All Knowing All Seeing in All My Goodbyes

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Neil Gaiman’s Ocean At The End of the Lane

Thanks to PBS, every English school boy I read in the first person sounds like Gian Sammarco’s Adrain Mole, the… read more Neil Gaiman’s Ocean At The End of the Lane

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Page of Ultron

In “The Next Avengers” Ultron has taken over the world and it is up to the children of the original… read more Page of Ultron

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Kate DiCamillio’s The Tiger Rising

Magnetic North’s “We Belong.” My favorite line: “We’re getting tired of proving we belong.” Kate DiCamillio tells an immigrant’s tale… read more Kate DiCamillio’s The Tiger Rising