coffee at Starbucks

(Now, I don't ever write poetry because I know I am terrible at it. But this accidentally came into being at 1:00am or so, several moons ago, and I didn't hate it completely. As usual, I must thank Thang for editing and beta testing and whatever. Also, I performed this at an open mic earlier …

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The Caller

I don't usually write such long things, because I always lose interest halfway through, and forget what the point was and go off on some tangent. This, somehow, worked out. Anyway, thank you, Thang (you know who you are) for editing and what not. ❤ The Caller Each day, at exactly 3:29am, the house phone …

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We Were Here First!

As far as we are aware, there was no one here before us. We’ve been here since the 70’s, and now, these "others" want to come up here? Well, I think they ought to ask us permission first! We’ve been feeding them information about this place, we’ve been doing so much for them and the …

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Waking Up

Clarissa woke up and didn’t know where she was, or in whose bed she had woken up in. She remembered falling asleep in her own bed after a few glasses of wine while watching the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy. It was a particularly tough episode to watch, as most of the finales of that …

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I started this book in the last week of January, and I finished it, a month later, in February. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood was a particularly tough book to read; so, instead, I decided to listen to the audio book version of it. Listening to Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is a beautiful experience, …

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The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

John Scalzi had hit it out of the park with the Old Man's War series. It features weird aliens, really good characters, and a really interesting concept. He, now, returns with a new Space Opera series called The Interdependency.  The Collapsing Empire is the first in this new series. The Interdependency is the name of the …

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Multitudinous Seas Incarnadine

Macbeth: Whence is that knocking? How is’t with me when every noise appalls me? What hands are here? Hah! They pluck- [cough] [The actor staggers around, seemingly forgotten his lines; he covers his mouth and coughs, and then he seems to come back to it; once back, he continues] -out mine eyes. Will all great …

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Hidden Figures and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: A Comparative Review

This weekend I finished listening to 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' by Rebecca Skloot, and in January, I finished reading 'Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race' by Margot Lee Shetterly. The reason I wanted to review both together and compare …

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake Review

I don't usually like YA Fantasy; in fact, I actively avoid anything relating to that particular genre, because, as interesting as the premise may be, it will, inevitably, dive much deeper into the relationships, and how the girl is stuck in a love triangle, or quadrangle or whatever. No doubt, several paragraphs will be spent …

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First Steps

(This was  published in my university magazine. I don't like that my name has been printed there, but then again, who really reads the university magazines?) First Steps First steps are the hardest, especially when it’s on a completely new planet; it’s even worse when you’ve never known any kind of real gravity outside the …

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