On My Bookshelf: The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel by Alyssa Palombo

Title: The Spellbook of Katrina Van TasselAuthor: Alyssa PalomboGenre: Romance, Fantasy, Gothic, LegendsMy Rating: 3/5 In the years following the American Revolution, Katrina Van Tassel is the only daughter of a wealthy landowner in the town of Sleepy Hollow, an area plagued by the legend of the Headless Horseman. Katrina is of an age toContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel by Alyssa Palombo”

On My Bookshelf: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Title: The Hating GameAuthor: Sally ThorneGenre: RomanceMy Rating: 5/5 Lucy Hutton adores her job as assistant to the co-CEO of a publishing company. The only problem is that she works opposite the worst person in the world: Joshua Templeman. Everything is a competition between the two of them, including the newly announced job opening forContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne”

Writing Prompt of the Week

Picture prompt! [Image description: exterior photograph of a crosswalk at night. A yellow streetlight and a green traffic light illuminate the scene. A streak of red light sweeps across the center of the photograph, caused by a long-exposure of the camera.] If you’re up for a challenge, try to write a complete story in 500Continue reading “Writing Prompt of the Week”

On My Bookshelf: The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker

Title: The Denial of DeathAuthor: Ernest BeckerGenre: Psychology, PhilosophyMy Rating: 2/5 Becker posits that humans have a deep, innate fear of death and that all human action stems from attempts to mitigate this fear in various ways. I read this book ten years ago for a college class and thought I’d pick it up againContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker”

Short Story: The Night Harvest

No one ever returned. None before. None after. Just him. Until now. A figure exploded from the edge of the forest, scattering twigs and scraps of mist. Donafel let out a sharp breath, a plume of condensation. Ghostly antlers crowned the figure’s head and, for a moment, the familiar terror gripped him. But no—the antlersContinue reading “Short Story: The Night Harvest”