• The Yellow Wallpaper
    Short Stories

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    The Yellow Wallpaper  The Yellow Wallpaper is the latest short story to cross my path and catch my attention. It is from author Charlotte Perkins Gilman.  This post contains affiliate links Have you read The Yellow Wallpaper? Come on in and let me tell you about it!  About The Yellow Wallpaper  In a long-unoccupied mansion, a new mother is confined to what was once a nursery. She is assured by her physician husband that it is a necessary cure to ease her “nervous depression.”  Isolated and powerless, she becomes obsessed with the peeling, sickly colored wallpaper. In it, she sees what no one else can: a prisoner desperate to escape…

  • My Evil Mother
    Short Stories

    My Evil Mother

    My Evil Mother  My Evil Mother is the latest short story to be checked off my to be read list. The title is what intrigued me. I grew up in a narcissistic household, and only recently found the strength to really tell my story and give it the name it deserves, which was abusive.  “She looked like a dependable mother from a respectable neighborhood such as ours.”  Margaret Atwood, My Evil Mother This post contains affiliate links I think that evil comes in many forms, and thought My Evil Mother deserved a read.  Have you read My Evil Mother yet? Come on in and let me tell you about it! …

  • Punk Ain't Undead
    Short Stories,  Repeat Authors

    Punk Ain’t Undead

    Punk Ain’t Undead  Punk Ain’t Undead is the latest short story to capture my attention. It is from author Ryan Hyatt, and this makes the second short story I’ve read from him recently.  I have started to prefer reading a short story with my morning coffee and before bed, instead of mindlessly scrolling through social media. It is just better for my mental health, and far more enjoyable.  This post contains affiliate links Have you read Punk Ain’t Undead yet? Come on in and let me tell you about it!  About Punk Ain’t Undead  Truth Canal, a band trying to relive old glory, reunites in Los Angeles during a zombie…

  • Red Velvet and Reindeer
    Short Stories,  Repeat Authors,  Series

    Red Velvet and Reindeer

    Red Velvet and Reindeer  Red Velvet and Reindeer is the second of a two part series from author Bella Falls. The first in the series was Lemonade and Love Potions, and that was my first introduction to this author.  This post contains affiliate links “Sometimes in the South near Christmas time,  The weather gets confused and begins to climb Instead of snow, a winter’s norm,  The bright sun makes everything a bit too warm We still celebrate the holiday with joyous glee But instead of hot cocoa, we drink sweet tea So grab your libation and take a seat And enjoy this little holiday treat!”  Red Velvet and Reindeer Have…

  • Watching the Grass Grow
    Short Stories

    Watching the Grass Grow

    Watching the Grass Grow  Watching the Grass Grow is my latest short read to be checked off the always-growing reading list.  “I reflect on my surreal day. Playing softball in Central Park. Sweating in a subway stopped underneath the East River. Flirting with a phlebotomist.”  Diane Michaels, Watching the Grass Grow This post contains affiliate links Have you read Watching the Grass Grow from author Diane Michaels? Come on in and let me tell you about it!  About Watching the Grass Grow  Two short stories about subway delays, jury duty, and how love rushes in when life stands still. They say you shouldn’t make eye contact with a stranger on…

  • Psycho Therapy
    Short Stories,  Repeat Authors

    Psycho Therapy

    Psycho Therapy  Psycho Therapy from author Ryan Hyatt is my latest short story to be checked off the to be read list.  “By the time McCabe arrived, the battle was already lost. Stepping out of the Jeep, he was utterly overwhelmed, traumatized to the point of paralysis as his fellow Marines were chewed up by the hellish force.”  Ryan Hyatt, Psycho Therapy This post contains affiliate links Have you read Psycho Therapy from author Ryan Hyatt? Come on in and let me tell you about it!  About Psycho Therapy  Tucson Police Officer James McCabe, traumatized by his past, must come to terms with an alien invasion.  Thoughts on Psycho Therapy …

  • Lemonade and Love Potions
    Short Stories,  Repeat Authors,  Series

    Lemonade and Love Potions

    Lemonade and Love Potions  Lemonade and Love Potions from author Bella Falls is my latest short story to be read and checked off the list! Red Velvet and Reindeer is the second book in this two part series. If you’re anything like me, then the to be read list is an always-growing list that never seems to end. I always wish I could read faster so I could read more and feel like I made more progress on checking books off the list. Anybody else feel that way?  I’m always excited to check a book or story off my list, and today it was Lemonade and Love Potions.  This post contains…

  • What Child Is This
    Short Stories

    What Child Is This

    What Child Is This  What Child Is This from author Rhys Bowen is my latest short story read. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it in the beginning, but I am so glad I stuck it out because it surprised me and warmed my heart by the end.  This post contains affiliate links Have you read What Child Is This? Come on in and let me tell you about it!  About What Child Is This  Jack and Maggie Harris are adrift on ravaged streets during the London Blitz. Their home is gone. They have nowhere to go and nothing left to lose. With only the memories of their…

  • The Lucky One
    Short Stories

    The Lucky One

    The Lucky One   The Lucky One from author Ray Kingfisher is my latest short story read. At just 17 pages, The Lucky One makes every word count. Short stories are my favorite thing to read each morning instead of a newspaper, and I am very glad I found The Lucky One to read today.  This post contains affiliate links Have you read The Lucky One? Come on in and let me tell you about it!  About The Lucky One  An elderly woman is haunted by memories of her escape from the holocaust. But how reliable are painful memories that have been kept at bay for over sixty years? And at…

  • Welcome Home
    Short Stories

    Welcome Home

    Welcome Home  Welcome Home: A Story of the Vietnam War is a short story from author Piers Platt that I just finished reading.  This post contains affiliate links Have you read Welcome Home? Come on in and let me tell you about it!  About Welcome Home  Jack Frost’s father fought in WWII. His brother fought in Korea. So when Jack’s own draft card arrives, there’s no doubt in their minds that he’ll do his duty, and fight in Vietnam. Jack loves his family, but he also knows that killing another human being is something he can never do. Welcome Home is the short story of one man’s struggle to maintain…

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