The Spine – A Book Shop Meet Cute

His warm breath at her neck sent a shiver skittering down her spine. To be this close to him. To feel his thumbs graze... "Ma'am?"  The words made me flinch. Not necessarily due to their connotation but more likely due to the fact that they just interrupted a really good part.  I did what most … Continue reading The Spine – A Book Shop Meet Cute

“The world did not end in a bang, or a whisper, but rather, one scream at a time…”

  The world did not end in a bang, or a whisper, but rather, one scream at a time. Its chilling sound rattled me from my sleep. I hadn't even realized I had closed my eyes. Had it been a scream? It had to have been? My thoughts stumbled around in a foggy confusion. It … Continue reading “The world did not end in a bang, or a whisper, but rather, one scream at a time…”

“The human mind is truly the scariest thing of all.” – Writing Prompt Wednesday

  "The human mind is truly the scariest thing of all." I quickly scanned my surroundings. The words appeared to float around me, their source unknown. And I could almost imagine the letters hovering in my current space, a space devoid of anything except my own body. My voice was weak from disuse and I … Continue reading “The human mind is truly the scariest thing of all.” – Writing Prompt Wednesday

A Blank Page

If you could be a blank page or could start your story afresh, what would you write about yourself? How would you begin? With a: Once Upon a Time... or One dark and stormy night... or perhaps even an In a galaxy far, far away... What would you choose? What would your opening line be? … Continue reading A Blank Page

Self-Love Sundays

Dear Readers, we meet again! How long has it been since we last communicated? TOO LONG! That's how long. I am coming to you this Sunday with a once-a-month Sunday plan to share a little self-love with ourselves. Not the usual conceptual self-love pampering but one with an Honestly Austen twist, let's write something about … Continue reading Self-Love Sundays

For the Love of Prose

Goodreads Synopsis: A house built high on the moor,  A golden age, ended by war,  A house left empty, falling to ruin.  During the Edwardian period, the wealthy Kearleys entertained important guests at their summer home on the moors; enjoying lavish parties showcasing the house and its views of the mountains.  By the 1950s the … Continue reading For the Love of Prose

Gleeman’s Tales – Review

Goodreads Synopsis: Gnochi Gleeman is not like other entertainers. Because of his expansive knowledge of pre-apocalyptic Earth, the stories he tells are valued well beyond the flashes of an illuminator, or the spheres of a juggler. Gnochi spent the first decade of his career telling stories while traveling between taverns, inns, and any hole-in-the-wall which … Continue reading Gleeman’s Tales – Review