1) The Reluctant Godfather Now I’ve read a ton of Cinderella retellings (and watched a lot of them too). But THIS one, was refreshing. In fact Tebo reminds me a little bit of Gail Carson Levine’s fairytale retellings. She had a bunch of very short sweet ones (Cinderellis and the Glass Hill, etc). This reminded… Continue reading Tales of Ambia | Fairytale Retellings | By Allison Tebo
I wrote this short story/poem after my cat died. She was my friend and reading buddy for 16 years. When she died I searched and searched for poems and stories that could put into words what it feels like to lose a cat. I had a hard time finding them. Below is my attempt to… Continue reading The Cat & The Road
Now I must give one smirk and then we may be rational again. Summary A young girl leaves home for the first time and disappoints every single heroine stereotype. Yet despite this failure to live up to the typical novel archetypes she manages to have an interesting time in Bath, meet interesting people, and meet… Continue reading Northanger Abbey | Classics Club
“I meant,” said Ipslore bitterly, “what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?”Death thought about it.CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.” ― Terry Pratchett, Sourcery Last Monday my cat died. She was one of the truest friends I’ve ever known. She was with me through thick and thin. I don’t know what else… Continue reading Goodby my dear friend. | In memory of my cat.
Given that I’m from the glorious state of Washington near Seattle, at the heart of the Coronavirus epidemic here in the US I thought I’d give myself a little comic relief from the madness by creating a list of characters I think would (and wouldn’t) get the Coronavirus if they lived here. Yes I know… Continue reading 10 Characters Who’d Get the Coronavirus (and 8 who wouldn’t)
He doesn’t belong here either It was something about how he fingered the food and eyed the room. An imposter can spot an imposter. A spy spotting a fellow spy. I thumbed my nose like con men do in the movies when they spot another con man and his eyebrows shot up. So so so.… Continue reading The Awkward College Student Infiltrates a Gala
I never thought of it like that. I always thought of you as a part of me, like my own eyes or my own hands. You don’t go around thinking ‘I love my eyes, I love my hands’, do you? But think what it would be like to live without your eyes or your hands.… Continue reading The Perilous Gard | Classics Club