I usually write something for New Year’s, whether it’s a resolution to make a blog (no virtual dust here, everything’s clean and tidy…ish) or a review of my year, I come up with something. I considered writing another review for 2019 but didn’t want to repeat myself, and then I thought about resolutions but those …

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There is an old Victorian tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve. I don’t fully understand why this was a tradition or the significance of it to Christmas, only that it some of the lyrics in this classic makes more sense knowing this bit of history and even the infamous Christmas classic A Christmas Carol as …

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“Because that’s what the story’s really about: getting out of paying your debts. That’s not how they tell it, but I knew. My father was a moneylender, you see,” (Novik 3). I adore fairy tales and especially their retellings. I’ve heard of Naomi Novik’s hit Uprooted and plan on reading it at some point, but …

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I don’t expect much, out of life or from people. This isn’t a fantastic way to live one’s life, I definitely wouldn’t advise it, but after years of fickle friendships and disappointment it’s a safer way to live. Not better, just simpler. Maybe it’s with all the bad that’s happened: the sickness, the sadness, that’s …

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It’s the beginning of December and that means that another NaNoWriMo has come and gone! This year was a successful NaNo (am I the only one who shortens it to NaNo? I know that NaNoWriMo is already abbreviated but I keep abbreviating it further… Oh well!) for a number of reasons, the first being that …

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Next summer I’m going to Dawson City. A small town, because technically that’s what it is now, far into the Yukon that you can drive to from Whitehorse in about six hours or take a smaller plane from the two in a flight that takes about an hour, which is what I’ll be doing. Dawson …

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***MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE HANDMAID’S TALE AND THE TESTAMENTS*** As soon as I found out Margaret Atwood was writing a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale I couldn’t wait to read it! I was skeptical of course, loving the ambiguous ending of The Handmaid’s Tale and believing that it ended completely in it’s own way, I was curious about …

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CW: Animal death. This is pretty self explanatory but yesterday when I was driving home from work I saw a skunk get run over by a car so I wrote about it.

Today’s prompt is Light and I wanted to experiment with dialogue. I wanted to see if it was possible to tell a story with multiple characters and just using dialogue, no other identifiable characteristics except for the characters names said by others throughout the story. I don’t know if I was successful or if it’s …

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Catching the Light was such an odd book that I still don’t exactly know what to say about it. Cathy is an unpopular illiterate eleven-year-old living in Newfoundland, but though she can’t read or speak properly she sees the world clearly through her art. Drawing and painting are Cathy’s passions and she’s convinced that if she …

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