Category: Short Story

Snow Day Updates

The weather here in America’s hottest region has been strange this weekend, to say the least. It’s tens of degrees cooler than normal and we’re even getting snow in the mountains! Snow in late-May! It’s quite an event, let me tell you, and I’ve… Continue Reading “Snow Day Updates”

April is the Coolest Month

Hello, everyone, and Happy May Day! I had an incredibly active reading month in April, so I’m going to post the list of titles that I read (by genre) below, with very, very brief comments on each. I read a total of 16 titles,… Continue Reading “April is the Coolest Month”

Justice Shiva Ram Murthy by Rishi Reddi

Rishi Reddi’s “Justice Shiva Ram Murthy” is an interesting and insightful short story about the struggles displaced immigrants may face in big-city America. The author successfully applies techniques such as setting, characterization, and point of view to explain the main character’s motivation and to… Continue Reading “Justice Shiva Ram Murthy by Rishi Reddi”

Reading Poe, Part 2: Gold-Bug, Ligeia, Maelstrom

Today, I continue my short discussions of/reactions to Poe’s works. I’m still engaged with his complete short stories, and will be for a while. After finishing these, I’ll move on to his poetry. Each of these stories, like those in Poe 1, are categorized… Continue Reading “Reading Poe, Part 2: Gold-Bug, Ligeia, Maelstrom”

Reading Poe, Part 1: Rue Morgue, Marie Rogêt, and Black Cat

I’m currently reading my way through the complete Edgar Allan Poe (stories and poetry), and thought I would share my reactions to a few pieces at a time. I’m going in the order presented in my anthology, which is not chronological but thematic. The… Continue Reading “Reading Poe, Part 1: Rue Morgue, Marie Rogêt, and Black Cat”