Author Archives: katiamarieka

Annie’s Escape

copyright 2018 Part II of “Annie’s Interrogation“ “Daddy, why isn’t Mummy coming to meet us?” “Mummy and Andrew were too badly hurt to come with us.” “What about Puffball?” “He stayed to protect Mummy and Andrew.” “Why didn’t we stay … Continue reading

Posted in Katy Originals, Katy Rants, No Fixed Address, YA Lit & Films | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Annie’s Interrogation

copyright 2018 (companion short to No Fixed Address & Fixed No Fixed Address) They shoved her hard into the metal chair, cursing at her for failing to land properly on the seat as they pulled her handcuffed arms around the … Continue reading

Posted in Katy Originals, No Fixed Address, YA Lit & Films | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Politics, Names, & Spy Capers

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episode 14 (The Great White Moose)  As the episode opened with President Teddy Roosevelt sneaking into Canada to go hunting, this was unsurprisingly an episode that marked the annual return of our favourite fictional Canadian spy, … Continue reading

Posted in Katy Pontificates, Murdoch Mysteries, Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting Rather Serious…(sort of)

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episodes 12 & 13 (Mary Wept)(Crabtree a la Carte)  After a couple of lighter episodes, Mary Wept is dark and philosophical. Religion is murky territory, particularly in a show focused on science and technology. It is … Continue reading

Posted in Katy Pontificates, Katy Rants, Murdoch Mysteries, Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Frankie Drake Mysteries

The Frankie Drake Mysteries In the same universe as Murdoch Mysteries, The Frankie Drake Mysteries take place in the early 1920s in Toronto. Frankie is a female private detective, about 30 years old, and solves cases a bit more unconventionally … Continue reading

Posted in Katy Pontificates, Murdoch Mysteries, Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

January Fun

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episodes 10 & 11 (F.L.A.S.H.)(Biffers & Blockers) In a month traditionally associated with darkness and post-Christmas sadness, the first two Murdoch Mysteries episodes of 2018 provided much-appreciated comedic relief. Some might have found them a bit … Continue reading

Posted in Katy Pontificates, Katy Rants, Murdoch Mysteries, Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Downsizing (2017)

Downsizing (2017) One of those films that looked interesting but was not immediately on my “must-see” list, Downsizing pleasantly surprised me in how entertaining and thought-provoking it is. Similar to The Martian, it takes a serious approach to science fiction … Continue reading

Posted in Films, Katy Pontificates, Links, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment