Once I finish retching, I rinse my mouth out and collapse against him. He circles his arms around me tightly like he’s trying to hold the fragments…… Read more “Story Snippet: May”
“Why?” It’s the first thing her mother’s said since she picked her up from the station. Nothing there, nothing in the car. Not a single word until…… Read more “Story Snippet: March”
“You told me once I didn’t have to be Liam,” I whisper. “But I always felt like I did.” “Sweetheart,” he says, almost like he’s in pain,… Read more "Vindicta – Snippet #6"
Sorry for the lack of a post last week! I’ve been really busy this last little while with interviews, jobs, school and a hell of a lot…… Read more “April Reads: THE SWORD OF SUMMER”
“I’m sorry,” he whispers. And he is. I can see it in his eyes, the pucker of his lips. At the end of it all, he really… Read more "Vindicta – Snippet #5"
“How do you know what I am?” I hiss, tugging him to a stop by the sleeve of his jacket. “Tell me, how come you know me… Read more "Vindicta – Snippet #4"
“Dear child,” he says, smiling horribly. “You cannot save yourself.”
“Damn it,” he growls, angry now. “You want to keep beating me up? Go ahead.” He spreads his hands, making a show of leaving himself open. “Hit… Read more "Vindicta – Snippet #2"
2015’s last monthly recommendations!
Here’s the thing: we don’t need to have a slightly-overweight-turned-lean-warrior girl searching for her kidnapped father for there to be moral ambiguity. That’s like saying a story can’t have drama in it unless there’s a love triangle, or a manuscript doesn’t have any suspense in it unless it’s a murder-mystery. The truth you’re not seeing is those dumb high school stories can be rich with moral ambiguity, too.