What Grows from the Sea

She asked a question Simple question You love me now for what you see But can you love what hides in me? … Yes, he said, desire to show Showing all, she loved to know And all he said with certainty The things she always believed to be … Inside the tempest, darkened sea TannedContinue reading “What Grows from the Sea”

Excerpt – Memories of the Shadow Age – Where the River Flows: Book One

—From Chapter V — Full book here ‘You two go ahead,’ he said with the car idling in front of the large, well-lit house. ‘I’ll find parking and meet up with you.’ ‘Send a text when you’re close,’ Candace suggested. ‘Will do.’ The girls climbed out the passenger side door, walked up the steps toContinue reading “Excerpt – Memories of the Shadow Age – Where the River Flows: Book One”

Book Review – Palimpsest: Book One of the Multiple Dimension State Series by Craig Herdern

In Herdern’s Palimpsest, everything is laid on the table with the exception of dragons, as noted prior to the Prologue. The colorful and raw story follows the exploits of medical student Lucinda (Lu) Soames-Parker as she grows into her profession and develops the relationships that lead her through this modern classic. Herdern’s prose and writingContinue reading “Book Review – Palimpsest: Book One of the Multiple Dimension State Series by Craig Herdern”

Waiting in the Rain

The dirt around the dugout was dark and pocked with holes. Tiny puddles of water filled the majority of them, and the sound of scratching cleats in the grain echoed off the back wall. The air was cool and dank, not refreshing as it should have been. The way I would have preferred it duringContinue reading “Waiting in the Rain”

Excerpt – Where the River Flows – Memories of the Shadow Age

***The story follows the life and development of the main character, introduced in the first chapter (flash forward) as a successful musician, as he grows through major childhood and early life crises. He discovers love and a deep understanding of his unique musical ability. This excerpt is from the book’s second chapter. The full bookContinue reading “Excerpt – Where the River Flows – Memories of the Shadow Age”

A Modern Look at a Classic Novel – For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

While many classic novels have explored the coming of age experience, or have attempted to unravel the mysteries of life’s crises and challenges, including the death experience, most follow a traditional storytelling format and wrap a lot of flowery words around the abstract concepts and colorful experiences that the characters are made to go through,Continue reading “A Modern Look at a Classic Novel – For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway”