Category Archives: YA Lit & Films

Eternal Love on a Summer’s Evening

copyright 2018 The sun sets behind the trees, The river flows calmly on, The insects are buzzing, The birds are singing, The air is gentle and warm. Supper has been cooked and eaten, The smell of woodsmoke and fish linger … Continue reading

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The Tree

copyright 2018 Sometimes she indeed wondered: What if the tree had fallen the other way? What if it had been her beloved – And not his brother – Lying dead beneath it? Would she have left and never returned? Gone … Continue reading

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For Much Too Long

copyright 2018 She went to bed in joy, Excited to have guests, Their house had been quiet, Their family small, For much too long. She was still unsure, She was not used to men, Except for their servant, It had … Continue reading

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Meditations on Realistic Entertainment

“I don’t want my show/book/movie to explore real stories! I watch TV/read books/go to the movies to get away from real life!” This is a constant whine that unfortunately any storyteller has to contend with. After all, it is a … Continue reading

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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

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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

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The Host (2013)

The Host (2013) Talk about a film that had a lot of potential and a great concept, but fell flat! (And a book, for that matter, although I couldn’t bring myself to finish reading it.) I had not heard good … Continue reading

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