March 14, 2019

Three Gothic Stories by Thursday Simpson (Moonchaps) takes the reader on a journey of longing, lust, loneliness, and sometimes, murder. As the title of the collection suggests, the three stories fall within the category of gothic fiction, following protagonists through...

July 31, 2017

“A grinning man is / ready to make her his paper / doll, new dresses with stiff tabs, / ready to fold--over and over.” There are so many powerful lines of poetry in Sarah Lilius’ collection Thirsty Bones, but this is line from “Paper Woman” is one of my favorites, and...

June 16, 2017

Maybe Even Wanton by Jeanne Holtzman highlights the grittiness of everyday life and being human.

The collection features fifteen flash fiction pieces in which the reader meets characters of various ages who are all in search of something or someone. Each character is in...

May 25, 2017

Licking Flames: Tales of a Half-Assed Hussy is the brave, uncensored first collection of Diana Kirk. This book of personal essays made me proud to be a strong woman, and smirk, feeling as though I’d spent the past two hours sharing dirty little secrets with a girlfrien...

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