No, Your Story Isn’t Original and That’s Okay: A Brief Essay on Originality

I think it's safe to say this generation of movie-goers and readers are more analytical about their media consumption than ever before. You needn't go far to find blogs, vlogs, reviewing sites and more for detailed critiques of just about any form of story-telling you care to think of. On the one hand, I think [...]

Why I Won’t Watch”Bird Box” On Netflix

WARNING: MILD SPOILERS FOR "BIRD BOX" AHEAD.  So....it looks like Netflix has adapted Josh Malerman's Bird Box into a movie..... And as you can see, I'm not excited about it. It's not that I think all book-to-movie adaptations are bad, in fact some of them are quite good (ex: Holes, Stand By Me, Carrie, Lord of The [...]

The Soul-Reaper’s Hymn: a Short Story

Author's Note: I wrote this for a vocabulary-based challenge a co-worker proposed and thought I might post it here. Enjoy! One particularly disagreeable night in late December, Dr. Rothchild received a telegram from a fellow erudite and former student, Edmond Talbot, which piqued his interest. Have been delivered package of suspicious origin. Stop. Pray come [...]

Christmas Songs I Love

Wow. Two posts in one month. It's almost like I'm a responsible blog-writer that updates on a regular basis again. Anyway, for my last entry I wrote all the Christmas songs I hate, so I've decided for the sake of fairness, to write a post about the Christmas songs I enjoy the most. Carol of [...]

Christmas Songs I Hate

What better way to kick off the holiday season than by being a total curmudgeon and discussing Christmas songs I actively despise. Honestly, I am not creating this list for you. I'm doing it for myself and for the sake of my sanity. I work in an office where Christmas is piped in at all [...]