Go Ahead, Make My Day

I wasn’t a big fan of the movie myself but when I was much younger, it seemed like everyone around me watched a film called Sudden Impact starring Clint Eastwood. The most famous scene in the movie is where Eastwood’s character, Harry, stops a robbery in progress and has one of  the criminals cornered, his gun trained on him. The robber is shielding himself with a…

Things We Lost In The Fire

If you didn’t believe in ghost stories before, this book might cause you to reconsider. Not just the otherworldly ghouls that appear in the pages but the lingering effects of bad decisions that haunt us like ghosts of times past. Things We Lost In The Fire is Mariana Enriquez’ short story collection set in Argentina…

MEXICO

Hear the word MEXICO and some sensation reaches your brain. You might get an image of a mariachi band member wearing a sombrero and a smile, the twanging from the guitar slung across the front of his elaborately decorated costume, perhaps? Maybe the taste of tacos or freshly made guacamole and tortilla chips pricks your tastebuds, the smell of…

3 Goals For The Week Ahead

The 5 best things about the weekend past were: Enjoying what I have convinced myself is the last snow of the season         Playing dress-up    Being totally inspired by the violinists in the student orchestra that played at church and then being a bit overwhelmed by their rendition of ‘O Green Isle of The Indies’, which…

Morning Always Comes

If there were silence, she would hear her tears falling, plop, plop, on the shards of broken glass she is trying to pick up one by one. When her skin breaks, it’s the crimson color that shocks her, not the pain. The pain, she is used to. Around her, the shadows flicker because all that…