Poisoned Tea

Like the façade of his house, the man’s kitchen, den, and all rooms visible to Denver exercised the same modern, monochromatic palette of white, gray, and black, with little to no color forcing its way in, save for a small green succulent in a terra cotta pot on the counter, alone in its marble desert.   … More Poisoned Tea

Through the Black Door

She was often disappointed. With the endings of films, with her relationships and all of their lackluster trimmings, and most often with herself. Yet this one shining moment, against all odds, was not to be filed away with the cancelled plans and regrettable plot twists.   The door opened with the attitude of a student who … More Through the Black Door

The Sublime

There was an almost painful quality to their beauty, which she found all the more surreal up close, with color that burst and appeared to run liquid. Gazing directly at them from above, she was instantly drawn in by their complexity of hues- plums ringed in fuchsia, sunbursts circled with coral- as if they had … More The Sublime

The Complex Nature of Truth: The Heirs by Susan Rieger

  To children, their parents are just that- individuals who live to serve their offspring with benevolent transparency. At some point, as we get older we are able to peer beyond the veil a bit and accept the fact that our mothers and fathers had lives and goings on completely independent of us. The level … More The Complex Nature of Truth: The Heirs by Susan Rieger

Thank Your Teachers

Originally posted on bookworm_shawn:
As you sit anxiously (not eagerly) watching the days of summer vacation dwindle away to nothing, thank your teachers. I know you have yet to meet them, or if by chance you have met them, to interact with them in any real way yet, but thank them nonetheless. You may not…

Art & Consequence: Edan Lepucki’s Woman No. 17

A woman in her early 40’s and one in her early 20’s cross paths with interesting repercussions in Edan Lepucki’s new novel Woman No. 17. Lady, a not-so-aspiring author and wealthy mother of two, hires Esther, a cynical art grad in the throes of her most recent project, to care for her three-year-old son while she … More Art & Consequence: Edan Lepucki’s Woman No. 17