The Importance of Setting, Part 2: Mood

“It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that…

The Interrogation of Gabriel James by Charlie Price

“’You want things to be right. Want to help people. You stick your nose in their business and don’t know what to do with what you find out. Sometimes you see you’re doing more harm than good…You hold things to yourself. Things you should tell someone else. You always think you know what’s best so…

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“’Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’” A classic is always a welcome sight to lay eyes on, but this particular story, one claimed as the second greatest work of the English Language in the 20th…

City of Ruin by Mark Charan Newton

“But could you call it a victory if around a hundred thousand people had died? Was it really called winning when your own army was nearly destroyed?” There comes a time when the second book in a series in infinitely better than the first. While it had its flaws, Mark Charan Newton’s City of Ruin…

Sapphique by Catherine Fisher

“’I spent whole lifetimes searching. I forgot my family, my home; I gave blood, tears, a finger. I made myself wings and I flew so high, the sky struck me down. I fell so far into the dark that there seemed no ending to the abyss. And yet in the end, there it was, a…

Author Interview: Laura Graham

Here’s the first of what could (or could not) be my foray into author interviews. Considering the author in question is a friend of mine and a writer bud in my writing group, I thought it best to interview her. It also helps that her debut book, or short story, whatever you want to call…

Hellos and Goodbyes

Hellos and Goodbyes. Go read this. Right now. It’s beautiful, touching, a sort of significance that I cannot explain. I’ll have my thoughts on the matter sometime this week. And share this, you readers out there. “Fresh Press” this. It’s too important not to. Thank you for reading.

An Interesting Month for Gaming

This is my second post in March, and as you know, February was last month. The title refers to last month. And yes, it was interesting, up until the last moments of the 28th. I’ll expand upon my findings now. The beginning of the month wasn’t anything amazing. Nothing new for me, that is, until…

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

“’We are dying, Claudia. We must break open this cell we have bricked ourselves into, escape from this endless wheel we tread like rats. I have dedicated myself to freeing us. If it means my death, I don’t care, because even death will be a sort of freedom.’” Praised as one of the best, if…