Confessions of an Unemployed American Writer

Hippy Hippity!! I’m now a paid unemployed writer, my dream come true! My employer didn’t fight my unemployment claim so barring any crazy circumstances I should get paid very soon! I will continue my knitting and daily writing in addition to my job hunting and house cleaning duties. I was very nervous for my fact […]

Alex Lemons

An article from the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier. Alex Lemons was a friend and classmate of mine. I will be visiting the lemon tree that was planted in his memory at our middle school soon because a new school has been built nearby. Our old elementary school has been torn down. The last time I remember […]

A Grim Tale

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 […]

City of Ember [book review]

Jeanne Duprau City of Ember 270 pages Yearling, 2003 Story: Lina and Doon are worried that their underground city will soon run out of supplies and that there are certain things the Mayor isn’t telling the citizens of Ember. All the light in the city comes from lamps and floodlights that have to be turned […]

Demeter [blurb]

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 […]