Taylor Swift Book Tag

Ten year old me and now me may have been a wee bit excited when they saw this tag. Taylor Swift and books?! Fun fun fun. I'm stealing this tag from the lovely Olivia's blog over on Meanwhile, in Rivendell... (her blog is everything bright and wonderful. so go give a view or two.) Here goes:... Continue Reading →

Celebration

Christmas comes with celebration. The anticipation arrives in presents under sweet pine smelling trees, the songs of snow, bells, and mangers on the radio, and the twinkling lights of houses near and far. I breathe in the scenery, allowing the atmosphere to fill my lungs. I wonder, what is this celebration, that all around me,... Continue Reading →

plaintive passion

'but people love what other people are passionate about,' she says in a voice that's falling away. her words are a plaintive grasping, a last reaching for what she knows isn't always true. but she's falling, stretching out her hands for something to hold before she hits the ground. she's beginning to see that passion... Continue Reading →

Why Read War and Peace?

Hello everybody! Today's my first official day of Christmas Break. Yaaaay. And I promise I'll do a Christmas post soon. I'm no Scrooge. Just a lazy yet busy little person.  Anyway, back to today's post.  Some of you may know that I have an odd infatuation with Tolstoy's War and Peace. I read it about... Continue Reading →

Regret

I wish my words had stayed in my mouth. But they sat there, smoldering, burning my throat. So I spoke them. And instead of relieving the hurt, I smote you with my tongue. A cacophony of notes, They fell, Limp and dull at your feet. The fire in my throat has been lulled to sleep... Continue Reading →

Seventy Seven Years

Seventy Seven Years Ago: It's almost implausible, that seventy-seven years ago, today, war exploded, raining down fire, on a sleepy nation. Here I sit, comfort and warmth surrounding me, while seventy seven years ago, this morning, men lost their lives, their peace, their sanity, their bodies in fire. Here I sit, whole and unperturbed, while... Continue Reading →

I’m Thankful For…

Hello friends! It feels like I haven't just sat down and chatted with y'all in a while. Book reviews, short stories, opinions, and all are great, but its good to step back and just talk about the little things. Anyway, in light of Thanksgiving on tomorrow here's what I'm thankful for. Family - cliche I... Continue Reading →

Softly, Softly

Old photographs lay scattered across the empty lament floor. Everything else – bed, chairs, table, bookcase, television – all five pieces of furniture to his name were gone, he’d sold them on EBay the week before. He’d passed the last seven nights on the floor in a sleeping bag that kept him as warm as... Continue Reading →

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