Monthly Archives: December 2020

From Black Cranes: Rites of Passage

The eighth tale in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is “Rites of Passage” by Gabriela Lee. The story may be fictional, but the tale she tells is true in a deeper level. It’s a story every woman can feel … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: Truth is Order and Order is Truth

The seventh tale in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is a seamless melding of two cultures. In “Truth is Order and Order is Truth” by Nadia Bulkin she connects Asian myth with New England Americana as ancient meets neo-ancient. Rich … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: Of Hunger and Fury

If you read “Of Hunger and Fury” by Grace Chan you are in for a delicious ghost story. The fifth story in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women, Chan delivers darkness. From the first paragraph I was aware of a … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: Phoenix Claws

Lee Murray presents a horrific and darkly hilarious take on meeting the in-laws with her short story “Phoenix Claws,” the fourth story in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women. The visceral descriptions of food inspired hunger and revulsion from sentence … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: A Pet is for Life

The third story in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is “A Pet is for Life” by Geneve Flynn and has given me the most unexpected surprises so far. I kept thinking I knew where we were going on this trip, … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes… Kapre: A Love Story

The second story in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is “Kapre: A Love Story” by Rin Chupeco, and this is my kind of romance. There is no sappy ego messing everything up. No simpering princess looking for adoration. There … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: The Genetic Alchemist’s Daughter

Leto is perfect in every way. If a mother could order a daughter from a catalog, it would be this beautiful, obedient and intelligent girl. Except for the dreams… but it would be impolite to bring these up. And no … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Playwriting

I have never tried writing a play so of course when I was offered a chance to write something for performance I jumped on it. Written for a playgroup in Niceville, Florida, I based the story off of real places … Continue reading

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What NaNoWriMo Taught Me

Sometimes the destination we are headed to turns out to be the wrong place when we arrive. This is NaNoWrimo 2020 for me. I finally wrote my first novel and broke the magic 50k number. I expected to be ecstatic. … Continue reading

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