Memories Over A Glass of Wine — Poet’s Corner

You weren’t my first summer girl— But were the first one to take me over Body and soul (and OK, I admit, it wasn’t all that hard to do) But you are the one from the early days I remember With only a few sharp regrets, since softened by time. But also rises in me a wistful […]

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Review: The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji — Thoughts on Papyrus

The Decagon House Murders [1987/2015] – ★★1/2 This book, translated from Japanese by Ho-Ling Wong, “was seen as a milestone in detective fiction and the start of the shin honkaku (new orthodox) movement” [1987/2015: 228]. That movement was a revival of the traditional “logical reasoning” detective fiction in Japan that was prevalent in the Golden […]

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SD Short Story Contest Finalist: Unholy Communion – Allister Nelson — Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

Sister Philadelphia lit the candles in the vestibule and inhaled the rich incense wafting from the church. The pews were empty, and darkness yawned across the altar, its maw stretching up to the crucifix where an impaled Savior grinned arcanely at his dismemberment. The flames drew out the stained glass window and outside, an early […]

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