15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Promotion”

15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Promotion”

Fifteen Minute Ficlets (#15MF) is a weekly Sunday writing challenge hosted here on The Literary Phoenix.  Based on a single word, write a short story in fifteen minutes.  The word count is irrelevant.  Just write your heart out for 15 minutes and be inspired by the word.  You never know what […]

Posted January 14, 2018 in Flash Fiction, Memes // 2 Comments //
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How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike Brown

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike Brown

I don’t usually go looking for memoirs.  And I definitely don’t seek out science books.  For as fascinated as I am by science fiction, reading actual scientific fact usually bores me.  I want adventure!  I want the high seas and forbidden magic!  Something!  The fact that How I Killed Pluto and […]

Posted January 12, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
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Is 28 Too Old to Be a Debut Author?

Is 28 Too Old to Be a Debut Author?

For the last few years, I have struggled with the idea that my ship has sailed, metaphorically speaking.  Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve wanted to write books.  I’ve written enough stories that I have my own little shelf with first draft mockups and I’ve got a grand […]

Posted January 11, 2018 in Writing // 17 Comments //
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Love, Hate, & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Love, Hate, & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

I fell in love with Maya immediately. I don’t take to characters that quickly very often.  Usually it takes a couple chapters, but Maya is instantly lovable.  She’s sweet, kind, and trying desperately to be independent.  She is Indian Muslim and with that comes certain expectations.  Her mother wants her […]

Posted January 10, 2018 in Reviews // 10 Comments //
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Books I Meant to Read in 2017 but Hahaha NOPE.

Books I Meant to Read in 2017 but Hahaha NOPE.

Aaaaah guys.  While 2017 was the best ever reading year for me (thank you audiobooks, I love you), I missed out on so many good, hype-ish things.  Things people loved.  Things I know I would love.  The books people started talking about last year and the books people have been […]

Posted January 9, 2018 in Memes // 22 Comments //
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