Alice Sebold New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2002. 328 pgs [SPOILERS BELOW] Plot Summary: Susie Salmon was raped and murdered on December 6, 1973 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, after taking a shortcut through a cornfield home from school. The novel is a coming-of-age story. Even though Susie dies in the first chapter she continues to […]
What are MODERNITY TALES? They are short stories to tell your little ones that dabble in our modern morality, culture and society. These include re-writes and remixes of old Fae stories, tall tales, urban legends and the like with a contemporary twist! Snuggle in and be brave it is a strange new world! Excerpts from […]
I go to visit grandmother and all I see are farms… “Is anyone else having troubles getting their baby ducks to transform into different ones? I’ve had some troubles and they won’t switch. Have a lot of troubles don’t know why I get people to click and get seven names and then I can’t get […]
You know those flowers you picked for me? The ones that rested on the windowsill since spring? They’re nearly dead. Only a few pale yellow petals hold on, their cup full– of spidery threads woven around moldy stems.
seemed strange still so large eyelash dangled between orange-blue-orange clouds
Soaked in bleach for a trend, acid burning holes through jeans we flaunted faded tie-dye tees, once more vibrant and distinct. Insides burned like exploding suns, boys’ haircuts on nine year old girls! Curls chopped to our ears. It stings our eyes to hide those now forgotten shades of brown. Some memories fade faster than […]
I wake up from dreams and have no idea what they mean. I’m not trying to stand or scream I just want to stay in dream. I don’t care if I rhyme the same thing with the same thing! That’s the silly thing, in dream I don’t care about anything! Contractions are attractions to everyone […]
The sun blinds me through a window with no blinds as I lean over to examine this pale blue afternoon. A cat yet again sits on a plastic storage bin amid recently emptied boxes. 7:53 but a bee buzzes still near a tree, near my window. Three large pictures broken-up with: white window-latches, burgundy curtains, […]
The floor creaks under weight. A figure dissolves at second glance. A child’s imagination. Underneath, rotting corpses lurk to feed on discarded socks. Kids sleep alone or in pairs on wooden bunk beds. Parents vanish beyond the exit. A decorated soldier stands guard at the exit. Teddy bear is sworn to protect, such a figure […]
glowing inside. Orange removed from a pumpkin became edible intestines. Gruesome thrill seekers splat seedy pulp on a plate. Gourd guts make wet designs on news- paper.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 759 pages, Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic) 2007 Story: The last installment of the Harry Potter series continues with Harry’s quest to avenge his loved ones already claimed by the war. He feels personally responsible for those who stand in between him and the Dark Lord. Voldemort […]
The old Rollerdrome with its iron archway was overgrown with plant life. Large dim bulbs illuminated the sign, teenagers still frequented it on weekends. Streets were filled with rundown brick buildings. No one remembered what they were used for anymore. Some people stood outside the buildings selling scavenged amulets and relics. There was a bridge […]
This is kind of a re-post because I made a video for one of my poems. I think it may have changed from the original so here you be: Tall Tale I scale a wall ten feet tall and curiously fall to the forest floor. Tree roots grab ankles, heels feel warm with moss growing […]