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Writing blog and vlog, reading habits and goals, book reviews, stories, creative projects and more bookish things. Imagine, dream, create, share!

Don’t let me grow cold and old and dusty 

Pull apart my heart and I shall enchant.

My stories need to breathe and shriek and weep

Let me arch my spine and burst my binds.

Leave no dog-eared tear-stained page unturned.

Cradle me, inhale me, then pass me on

While I can still feel the warmth of your touch.

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Recent Posts

Midnight Echo issue 15

Midnight Echo Issue 15

Midnight Echo Issue 15 features horror fiction and poetry from a horde of Australasian authors, including the winning 2019 AHWA Flash Fiction competition story by Alissa Smith (that’s me!).

If It Bleeds by Stephen King

If It Bleeds – Book Review

Stephen King has returned to his familiar style of masterful storytelling in the form of short fiction. If It Bleeds is a collection of four novellas. Key attributes of King’s work are the foundation in everyday life and astute observations of the human condition.

Horror Story Fans, Listen Here

Do you love a good horror story? Then you’ll enjoy the Between Lewis and Lovecraft podcast’s spooky Halloween special, with listener-submitted stories – including one of my own twisted tales!