That's not really the question in #FPQ141 but it hangs close enough to title it as such. At least from my perspective. His question, as a direct quote, is: Do you agree that human suffering can be beneficial and that suffering is a necessary part of the human condition? Why or why not?Fandango 2021 #FPQ141 … Continue reading To Suffer, or Not to Suffer
#blogginginsights from SaltedCaramel. A deep sigh, followed by a few keys tapped. A deeper sigh. My thumbs are healing. So slow. Too slow. How can a writer not write? I'm with Franz Kafka. I'm a monster, grumpy, suffering severe bouts of COF Syndrome (that's cranky old fart syndrome in case you want to use it), … Continue reading A Truth
This little story idea was outlined for submission to a children's anthology (later cancelled). I haven't gone beyond the idea and basic outline, and animal-protagonist stories seem to have hit a dull patch so I haven't gone further with it, but tell me what you think ... story array Image: Bilby (an Australian animal), digging … Continue reading The Creation of a Story
Diana’s reviews for September – you’ll find one to fit!
September flew by, didn’t it?
These are all great reads, so don’t ask me to pick a favorite. Enjoy a beautiful October. And Happy Reading.
September book reviews include my4 and 5 star reads of poetry, fantasy, western romance, sci-fi, a memoir, and a middle-grade book.
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More than Coffee: Memories in Verse and Prose by Lauren Scott
This highly recommended and quick read is a compilation of a number of Scott’s personal and precious memories conveyed in both short prose and freeform poetry. A lot of those memories come with the luxury of a hot cup of coffee, but not all. They capture bits of time from idolizing Barbara Streisand as a kid to camping in the Sierras, and lifelong encounters with spiders. Embedded within many of the stories are heartfelt relationships with parents, spouse, and children.
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He's the man, the Black, and he works the night to find the price of a soul. Why would Liana Benit seek out such a man? He'll ruin her life, her future, and her dreams. Why does she seek him?Because she needs to find the truth to set the memory of her father's soul free. … Continue reading He Cultivates Your Secrets