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Every Fairy Deserves a Good Home

Since we purchased our castle in the sticks, my husband and I have been spending a lot of time outdoors. Instead of loathing our new chores, we are embracing the change. I am enjoying raking leaves, cleaning up the deadfall in the woods out back, dredging debris from the garden ponds, mulching…

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Rescued: An ASPCA Cat Adoption Tale

The seventeen word text that changed my life “Tell Marzio I know he isn’t ready to adopt but there are some real cuties here today.” That seventeen word text changed my life for the better. It was true of course, I was not ready. I had plans, a time-frame, more importantly…

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Faith and Magic: A Metamorphosis

For a long time now I’ve been a firm believer in things beyond this world. I am not talking about the dogma that each of our parents instills in us growing up or the cynicism that we acquire later in life when we lack proof of said beliefs. I am talking about a…

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Books are The Family Business

Let me start by saying that when it comes to business, my brother is a genius. Lawrence is ten years younger than me, and the proud owner of Best and Fastest Books, a company specializing in selling used and out of print books on the internet. He founded Best and…

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Prometheus Didn’t Light the Fire

I went to see the highly anticipated Ridley Scott movie Prometheus last night hoping for an alien-sized epic, but instead I got a squid. Maybe if the squid was breaded and deep fried or if I had just dared to imbibe another flaming scorpion bowl of Tranquility packed with another liter…

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The Golden Buddha

Several years ago, I heard a tale. While it resonated with me at the time, it is only recently that the story has become a defining parable for my life. In the early 19th century, the King of Thailand decreed that all the images of Buddha residing in abandoned, ruined…

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An Endless Hunger, Musings, Writing

Film Noir as Inspiration

While my newest novella, An Endless Hunger, is classified as horror, it borrows from one of my favorite genres: Film Noir. In the exposition of  An Endless Hunger, a nameless stranger stands beneath a pool of light in a stark, stormy night. Across the street a taxi cab pulls up and out…

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A Little Werewolf Love

I’ve always been enthralled by monsters A little werewolf love never killed anyone…or has it? Since childhood I have been enthralled with monsters. In the course of my lifetime, I have viewed hundreds of hours of monster movies. I watch them all the good, the bad, the God-awful. I have read hundreds…

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