Book Review – Lost Stars

Book Review Lost Stars By Claudia Gray This book was recommended on a podcast I listen to and enjoy, Writing Excuses. I listened to them once before and was a little disappointed. Amazon had about eleven hundred reviews, with an average rating of 4.5 stars. The cover blurb says that the author is a New…

Book Review – Pines

Book Review Pines by Blake Crouch I went into this book knowing nothing about it. You need to understand that when you live on the other side of the world, you don’t get the ads for the new Fox TV show starring Matt Dillon. On Amazon, it had eight thousand reviews, 4 stars. It was…

Story Excerpt – Springtails

If you want to be a beta-reader, please send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll share the rest of the story. — On the kitchen table was a dull gray arthropod the size of a mature Pit Bull Terrier. “Ginny Murphy,” I said. “Get here right now and apply this strip…

Story Excerpt – Red Rimmed

If you want to be a beta-reader, please send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll share the rest of the story. — Steve pokes his head into his wife’s bedroom and looks at her leg protruding from under the covers. Her varicose veins look worse that he remembers, an artifact of…

Mega Mac

I give myself one day a week to eat junk food; cake, ice cream, pasta carbonara with extra bacon. This past weekend I went McD’s before meeting some friends in Ikebukuro. I’d thought for the longest time that McD’s should make a Big Mac with Quarterpounder burgers. Then they advertised the Grand Big Mac. I…