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The Pain Eater | Fiction

The Pain Eater | Fiction

Frankie’s fingers ran the length of the colonial style piano. There was not a speck of dust on the Honduran mahogany. The picture frames and artifacts resting atop its surface reflected across the gleaming wood, which despite its cleanliness, Frankie would polish...
Together, We Face the Future | Book Review

Together, We Face the Future | Book Review

In the Way of All Flesh by Caitlin Donovan ISBN: 9781619294219e Regal Crest Enterprises, September 1, 2019 Paperback, 212 Pages, $17.95 or eBook, $9.99 Warnings for: Spoilers, Suicidal Ideation, Attempted Suicide, Child Death, Child Abuse One of the first things...
Joy of the Ordinary | Book Review

Joy of the Ordinary | Book Review

One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder by Brian Doyle ISBN: 9780316492874 Little, Brown and Company, Dec 3, 2019 272 Pages, $13.99   The review I read of One Long River of Song by Brian Doyle was more of a notice in my mind than a review, but it was enough for...
True in the Way it Needs to Be | Nonfiction

True in the Way it Needs to Be | Nonfiction

I cast my first and only spell inside Sarah’s garage one night just as summer was cresting into fall. Actually, it was her parent’s garage and we both were only in Grand Rapids, our hometown, for the weekend. I hadn’t seen her in years, we were close in high school,...
Phantom Bite | Nonfiction

Phantom Bite | Nonfiction

I can’t tell you for sure if the bat bit me; it seems important to establish that up front. What I can tell you is that when I woke it was circling my head, letting out those high-pitched squeaking sounds reminiscent of a loose wheel on a shopping cart. It was dark,...