Flash Fiction Friday: Musings from a Snow Girl

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I wish they’d come out of their cabin. I wish they’d frolic in my flurries and my flakes. I don’t mindĀ if I get all clumpy and lumpy.

I mean it. I wouldn’t mind.But on some level, I do. Because they don’t like the cold. And they don’t like me.

They don’t like me because I”m always cold. And I can’t change that. There’s no such thing as warm snow.

Or is that my brother? Is thatĀ Rain?

But even he gets cold. So why do people like to go out when he’s out more?

Maybe it’s ’cause he taps on their windows? Should I try tapping on their windows?

I’ll tap on their windows.

Yes! Yes, they’re looking at me now!

But… wait. Now they’re frowning.

No! No! Don’t close the wind–

He closed the window. He’s just like my brother Rain. He doesn’t want to face the fact that I’m prettier than him and more people like me than him.

Now the two in the cabin seem to be talking about staying longer. Hoping they have enough food to last them through the weekend. If not, they’re going to have to shovel through the blanket I gave them.

Which they don’t seem to happy about.

But what does that mean for me? I need to keep falling. It’s my time of year. It’s the only time I get to be here. It’s the only time they get to see me. They should see me. They should come outside.

Or am I too small? Too fluffy? Too weak?

Too inconvenient?

Fic-view Wednesday: The Uncanny Valley by Gregory Miller

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

More Dark Than Spooky, But Still a Good Read

The Uncanny Valley: Tales from a Lost Town by Gregory Miller will probably be one of the hardest books I’ve ever had to review. It’s a collection of spooky/gory/scary/goosebumping short stories from the fiction town of Uncanny Valley in Pennsylvania. It’s a great book for Halloween/fall/early winter, since that’s the time most of the tales are set. And the ending, if you get to it, will leaving you craving for even more chills down your spine.

But the reason I say that it will be one of the hardest books I’ve ever had to review is because there are not many books out there like this that I know of. There aren’t many that try to have individualized stories in a common setting but also with an overarching plot. I enjoyed it, but I enjoyed it once I got to its latter half and saw how all the pieces were coming together. And when looking back to try and find how the stories all connected, I found some gaps. I enjoyed its style when it worked well, but there were moments where I didn’t enjoy its style and found it repetitive. It scared me really good in some parts, but it didn’t scare me in others. And I’m still wondering if it was intentional.

Anyway, let’s carve this pumpkin, hollow out, and examine its seeds and fibers. Shall we?

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Monday Musings: Vulnerability and Veritas

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Hey, everybody! Back again with the usual content. Hope your Thanksgivings or holiday celebrations were fun and wonderful. If you didn’t celebrate…

Well… you get the deal.

Anyway, I want to get real with you guys for a second. Can I do that?

Cool beans.

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