No Tomorrow, Part 75

Just Before Midnight - continued The strawberries were gone and the champagne bottle was mostly full. Their glasses were barely touched, only missing a sip or two each. Two pairs of shoes were scattered around the edges of the blanket, along with Grant’s gray socks. They lay on the blanket, their ankles crossed, their hands … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 75

The Drafts Folder: On Writing Kisses

Since I only do my Impressions post every other Wednesday, I thought I'd keep things interesting and dig into my drafts and random blog titles I've found written in my planner over the past couple of years. There are a lot of them, and I don't even know what some of them were supposed to … Continue reading The Drafts Folder: On Writing Kisses

No Tomorrow, Part 74

Just Before Midnight The music was pounding in their heads, in their chests, the beat matching their heartbeats, beat for beat. But nothing was better than the heartbeat that beat just for the one they had fallen for. They writhed together, their bodies twisting and turning, sweat running down their backs, down to their toes … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 74

No Tomorrow, Part 73

11:00 pm - continued Mother and daughter joined Nick in the living space. He was waiting for them, sharply dressed in a charcoal gray suit. He smiled and nodded at Iris’s choice of dress and then hurried everyone out the door. He wanted to make sure they were in the ballroom as the ship left … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 73

Book Reviews: Holy Parrot by Angel A + The Descendants by Destiny Hawkins

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On the surface, these two have nothing in common, except I need to get the reviews up right now. The first involves the birth of a potential next Christ in a small Colombian village, and an Australian student doing an internship in the same village gets mixed up with the young mother. The second is … Continue reading Book Reviews: Holy Parrot by Angel A + The Descendants by Destiny Hawkins

Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge: November 2022

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This year I'm embarking on a personal Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge. This involves trying to ensure at least half of all the books I read each month feature either diversity or an inclusive, accepting world. I've defined diversity as involving books focused on one group (non-white because too many books have already featured enough white … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge: November 2022

No Tomorrow, Part 72

11:00 pm - continued Nick nodded and crammed himself and his family into an elevator with another family of four. Iris and the two boys, both around her age, smiled shyly at each other, but clung to their parents and didn’t say a word. The ride up was swift; Nick and his family getting off … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 72

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – November 30, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – November 30, 2022

No Tomorrow, Part 71

11:00 pm She finally stirred as her father sat beside her on the plush couch and stroked her hair while his wife was on the phone, weeping profusely while talking to her parents. Rose had sent him to check on their daughter, who was still slumbering from the sedative they had given her that evening. … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 71

No Tomorrow, Part 70

10:00 pm - continued Their glasses clinked between the two white taper candles burning brightly on the small, round table they sat at. The simple wooden table was covered with a silky white cloth, making it look a little more elegant for the newlyweds. Fresh roses in three vases sat on the table and around … Continue reading No Tomorrow, Part 70