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Bodies by Osmond Arnesto The first printed collection of the author’s poetry and prose. Also featured is a short story on the joys of accounting. For the lonely, the lost, and everyone who has ever known the feeling. I met Osmond in a few of my writing classes at UCSD. He always impressed me with his comic and heartfelt way of dealing with deeply … Read More Bodies

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me by Kate Bernheimer Michael Cunningham, Francine Prose, Aimee Bender, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, and more than thirty other extraordinary writers celebrate fairy tales in this thrilling new volume. Inspire by everything from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and “The Little Match Girl” to Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” and “Cinderella” to the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel … Read More My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez A man returns to the town where a baffling murder took place 27 years earlier, determined to get to the bottom of the story. Just hours after marrying the beautiful Angela Vicario, everyone agrees, Bayardo San Roman returned his bride in disgrace to her parents. Her distraught family forced her to name her first lover; … Read More Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Writing Advice, Pixar Style (Legends Undying)

Last week, I stumbled across a post of writing advice by Pixar story artist, Emma Coates. I have reproduced them here for your reading pleasure.

Short Fiction: The Christmas Village

I wrote this story a few days ago, on the plane to Colorado. The idea actually came to me back in November, when I visited the display at Seattle’s Armory Center, but I just now got around to writing it. Hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas to you and yours! Joseph really didn’t want to be at the Christmas Village on the 23rd … Read More Short Fiction: The Christmas Village

Short Fiction: The Caretaker

Hi guys. This is a short writing exercise I did the other day. I used the prompt for October 17th from A Writer’s Book of Days by Judy Reeves. Kind of quickly thrown together, but in the spirit of Halloween, enjoy! The Caretaker by Shannon Fox The caretaker had lived alone on the hill for more than half a century. His hair had grown … Read More Short Fiction: The Caretaker