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My family and I have been relatively quiet about the next adventure set before us, and by no means has the journey been simple or fast. Like anything worth pursuing, the road’s been bumpy, throwing us in many directions. That was quite frustrating at times. It required a fair amount of patience, gratitude, and guidance […]

The Only Good Indians (in-depth review)

bookshelves: literary, horror, buddy-read, we-need-diverse-books, native-american, magical-realism, hyped-books, owned-physical-copyRecommended to Dustin by: Curt (Facebook friend) Rating: 2/5 stars I’m always interested in the individual writer’s process, as each one is unique, coming from a different place, a different mentality, and each is equally fascinating. Naturally, when you read a work as celebrated as Stephen Graham Jones’ The Only Good Indians and are familiar with […]

Mr. Death (short story review)

bookshelves: short-stories, urban-fantasy, favoritesRecommended to Dustin by: Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ Rating: 5/5 starsFrom the award-winning and best-selling author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January comes a powerful short story called Mr. Death, published in January 2021 by Apex Magazine. In just over five thousand words, Alix E. Harrow explored the everyday existence of a reaper named Sam Grayson, as he’s tasked to making […]

Columbiano (review)

bookshelves: challenging-literature, historical-fiction, war, kindle, netgalley, we-need-diverse-books, buddy-read, coming-of-ageRecommended to Dustin by: Havelock & Baker Publishing At its core, Columbiano was a story of revenge, and how one young man navigated the world– in many ways a brand-new world– without the unyielding love and protection of his father. I’d never heard of the book or its Australian journalist turned author, Rusty Young, so naturally, when I […]

Untapped Potential (memoir assignment #3)

In this exercise, I chose to write a brief memoir (not exceeding two pages,) about a non-family member from my childhood. Explore my perspective both as a child and as an adult. This one stumped me. I thought I had an idea of what I wanted to write about, but nothing really felt right. I […]

Memoir Writing Assignment #2

*This suggestion asked me to write a two-three page description of a specific time that I struggled with a personal insecurity. I was instructed not to hold anything back, to be very specific. For instance, who was I with when the incident occurred? What made the experience significant? What did my thought processes look like? […]

The Walking Dead, “Find Me,” 10×18 (review)

Earlier in the week, a sneak peak of Find Me was circulating online, and it hinted at an unfamiliar name, simply known as Leah. My curiosity piqued, I clicked on the link and after watching the sixty or ninety second clip, I was baffled because it seemed out of place with the current storylines. Who […]

The Walking Dead, “Home Sweet Home,” 10×17 (a review)

Due to the pandemic restrictions, filming of season eleven was delayed, but all was not gloom and doom. For one, the previous season was extended by six, full-length episodes, making a total of twenty-two instead of the typical sixteen episodes. On the cusp of that, we soon learned that season eleven would be their last. […]