An essay (Or, a Stream of Consciousness) about a few things that are important to me.
Flash Fiction – Wreckage
To them, she was just a monster. A girl who refused to take her yellow pills -- as if she owed society her complacency after the shit hand it had dealt her.
Critical Analysis – Briar Rose / Sleeping Beauty
As part of my Grimm Project, I have been slowly going through the original Grimm's tales and writing my own re-imaginings. The motivation behind this is not only that I love a haunting fairy tale, but that I want to consider the added layer of darkness inherent to these stories because of tropes and conceits… Continue reading Critical Analysis – Briar Rose / Sleeping Beauty
Podcast Round Up – Women’s Voices
I love, love, love audio-tainment. I find it an especially useful way to spruce up mundane tasks like cleaning, or even to add a little something extra to fun but silent tasks, like cooking or crocheting. Some of my general go-tos include: Stuff You Should Know Beautiful / Anonymous Sawbones Still Processing Mostly, I'm just… Continue reading Podcast Round Up – Women’s Voices
Poem – The Scream
I scream. And Suddenly...
Short Story – 100 Years
(Based on Grimms' Sleeping Beauty) It had been only a single gasp of air that alerted her to the trouble.
Book Review – The Calculating Stars (Mary Robinette Kowal)
The Calculating Stars (Mary Robinette Kowal) is a 2018 Alt-History Sci-Fi, set in the 1950s. It holds a 4.27 on Goodreads.
Book Review – Saga Vol. 8 (Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples)
Saga Vol. 8 collects chapters 43-48 of the ongoing Saga graphic novel series - a highly acclaimed epic space opera/fantasy.
Poem – Thing of Beauty
Thing of Beauty. Object of Affection. Gazed upon, By droves of eyes That break the skin.
Revisiting Poltergeist (1982) in 2018
I decided to return to Poltergeist in the atmosphere of 2018, to see if it holds up under scrutiny. In my opinion, it absolutely does.