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My Story, the Hippogriff

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash A hippogriff is an impossible creature. Head and front of an eagle, half of a horse, it is mythical beast, powerful and magical. If J.K.Rowling is to be believed — which works well for me — a hippogriff is proud. You must approach it with respect, bowing to it, and following its lead. If you… Continue reading My Story, the Hippogriff

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An Excellent Writer Is Set to Release an Excellent Book Tomorrow

Photo by Evan Brockett on Unsplash Roxane Gay is an exceptional writer. Prolific, widely admired and followed, she is a powerful force for expression, for putting into words experiences and perspectives most of us will never share, can barely comprehend. On June 19, 2018, a collection of her short stories, including two never before published, is… Continue reading An Excellent Writer Is Set to Release an Excellent Book Tomorrow

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An Excellent Writer Can Still Write a Terrible Story

Photo by Wedding Photography on Unsplash She is exceptionally talented. One of her sentences can stop you dead in your tracks, reduce you to admiring puddle. Turns of phrase are quicksilver, perfect and lightly placed. Scenes are vivid. Setting is a swift slash of words, enough to know where and when we are. However. She wrote… Continue reading An Excellent Writer Can Still Write a Terrible Story