Category Archives: Short Stuff

Short reads and short stories

Caresaway – DJ Cockburn

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “If Caresaway had infected the executive boards of the world’s corporations with people incapable of remorse and obsessed with short-term gain…was it any wonder that so many corporations were so badly managed?” British scientist, Dr. Edward … Continue reading

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a jarful of moonlight-Nazanin Mirsadeghi

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) A jarful of moonlight is a collection of inspirational poems about love, hope, pain, grief, self-discovery and empowerment. The love poems are written with many exemplars and it is like a story. They are divided into … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?: Stories – Kathleen Collins

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “His white face floats in a sea of black protest. It is a time that calls forth the most picturesque of metaphors, for we are swimming along in the underbelly of America..there where it is soft … Continue reading

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Los Angeles in the 1970s – David Kukoff (Editor),

(Reviewed by Don Jung) Back in the 1970s New Yorkers considered Los Angeles a “cow town” according to TV writer/novelist Bruce Ferber. As one of the twenty-nine commenting on how they describe the City of Angels, he explains how Los … Continue reading

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I Came, I Saw, I Coffeed: Online Dating: Why Doesn’t He Call Me Back? What Goes Through a Man’s Mind on the First Meet? Impressions from a Man Who had Over 350 First Meetups – Bruce Miller

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Reminding me of our very own Sex & the City story, but with a twist, this time we go through a male’s perspective. In I Came, I Saw, I Coffeed, author Bruce Miller dates around in … Continue reading

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Make Wizardry Great Again – Rednal Sua

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “We gotta put up a a wall. A yuuge wall around the the whole resort so nobody can get in unless they’re loaded with money or guns. Only pure-blooded Americans. And pure-blooded Scottish. And half-German, half-Scottish.” … Continue reading

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Archibald Lawless, Anarchist at Large – Walter Mosley

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “I spent that morning inside the mind of a madman or a genius or maybe outside of what Lawless refers to as the hive mind, the spirit that guides millions of heedless citizens through the aimless … Continue reading

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Round Seventeen & 1/2: The Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Inefficient – Rich Siegel

(Reviewed by Don Jung) We’ve evolved from the mad men of the 1960’s and 70’s to the internet and  social media of the twenty-first century. However, one thing hasn’t changed. The advertising industry still tries to get you to buy products … Continue reading

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The History Major – Michael Phillip Cash

(Reviewed by Lee Nelson) Part mystery, part Twilight Zone, this fast-reading novella will excite the lovers of the unknown. (By the way – it’s hard to write a review when one wants readers to discover the unexpected twists and turns for … Continue reading

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New Orleans Noir The Classics – edited by Julie Smith

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “A hurricane is supposed to have a beginning and an end. It tears the earth up, fills the air with fling trees and bricks and animals and sometimes even people, make you roll up into a … Continue reading

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