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Short Stories

Mirror Image

Clone. Taken from the Greek word klon. “Twig.”  I studied the boy etched in sterile ones and zeros on the bathroom mirror.  Chris Colburn. In a public bathroom mirror, his tiny picture surrounded by news articles, tampon ads, and movie trailers. But could it be Johnathan?  His face had faded from memory. And yet, these […]

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Reviews and Analysis

Boy Broken – Season 5 Re-watch

See the original article and its discussion here: https://towerofthehand.com/blog/2019/03/22-boy-broken-s5e5/index.html Kill the Boy Season 5, Episode 5 We open on a candle next to Grey Worm on a bed and Missandei. Ugh. She’s crying. Then to the body of Ser Barristan. Dany is looking over him, with hundreds of candles. The little people and the queen. […]

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Kissed Climb – Season 3 Re-watch

See the original article and its discussion here: https://towerofthehand.com/blog/2019/02/15-kissed-climb-s3e5/index.html Women in Power “Kissed by Fire” begins with Thoros of Myr evoking the Lord of Light. He is the primary focus of the camera and you can see how his faith has warped him. He looks kind of sinister. And then… Shoom! Flaming sword Dondarrion! This […]

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Reviews and Analysis

You Win, The Pointy End- Season 1 Re- Watch

This article was orginally posted on the ToweroftheHand as part of their Series Re-Watch. The other Season 1 analyses can be found on the website. The Point of No Return What a rollercoaster it’s been! After the first season of Game of Thrones, I had to run to the nearest book store and buy the […]

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Short Stories

Punch

If an acquaintance meant to be polite, they’d probably call Martin something like “headstrong” or “strong-willed.” Not that he cared. “Didn’t have a place in this world,” according to him. Let’s just say Martin was “obstinate.” Friends and family called him other things. Their favorite words included “thick-headed”, “narrow-minded”, or an “idiot.” Again, never phased […]

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The Art of Writing

5 Things I Learned from a Literary Manager

This past Monday I had the pleasure of attending a seminar at Nova Southeastern University by Peter Miller, a literary agent who’s worked in the publishing and producing industry for thirty years. He is the founder and CEO of Global Lion Intellectual Property Management, Inc. Can’t say I heard of him before, then again, I’m […]

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Short Stories

Go Fish

Dennis spread the deck across the table, paused, and scooped it back up with one hand. He shuffled the cards like a casino ace. “One more game?” I caught myself reaching for a water bottle with my stump and rubbed it against my forehead instead. Dennis didn’t seem to notice, or hid it really well. […]

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Short Stories

Metal Detectors

Blank clouds chased the sun over the horizon and barbed wire loomed above me like a judge delivering a death sentence. My fingers hooked into the rusty chain linked fence until they burned and my forehead pressed so hard it left lines. Carlos and Alex stood behind me. I was too scared to look at […]

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Short Stories

Civil

Orange lights blurred together as we raced through darkness; we felt utterly free on the highway. We felt it, but we weren’t. We were running away, and running never meant freedom. John should turn back. I wanted to tell him. I told him we should tell his mother at least. She deserved to know. Someone […]

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Short Stories

All In

Hindsight is twenty-twenty, and now that I think about it, it could’ve gone either way. It didn’t work as intended, call it dumb luck or a dumb decision. Or both, doesn’t matter really. But to my credit, which is all I have now, I had a couple things in my favor. I called on Werman, […]