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Red Muse - Musa Rossa


Sibiu, 7:37, 11.9.14

now the window is open
and the shutters are down
and they are red a vivid red
which I couldn’t have imagined next to the patchy green of the wall… 402 more words


Short Story Review: Trunk Call by Marilyn Todd

Trunk Call is set in Rome at the beginning of the first century.  Rufus Vatia, the purveyor of imperial elephants and a man with a mischievous sense of humour, is lying on his deathbed surrounded by three women claiming to his wife.   168 more words

Book Review

The Lack of Enthusiasm for Writing as You Grow Older

~Somewhat pointless rant~

I talked about a short story competition I helped organise last week (or rather just before as this is a scheduled post). The group (which is made up of other kids and a librarian) who helped me organise this with the library and I judged the under 10 category. 308 more words

Shootout At the Warren Homestead

The sound of gunfire from around the mountaintops rang harshly off of the sides of the ravine and acted as an alarm clock for the young family at the bottom of long sloping valley like it had every few days since the beginning of the war some three years prior. 3,218 more words


Get It Right

The blinds were open and a little bit of moonlight poured in and the curve of your shoulder gleamed. I could see the few scars over your back and the one long one that curled around your side. 425 more words

Quite a Quote

While I yelled, Stash hacked at some of the loose ice on the freezer. When he had filled a bowl, he carried it over to the sink. 125 more words

New Yorker

Dawn of Vengeance

The guard jumped up, the words dissolving in his mouth, when he saw the prince coming, entourage in tow. He hastily jumped up to come to attention, but the prince had already reached the end of the staircase, impatiently waving aside the feeble attempt at propriety. 835 more words