White Rabbit

“Men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore, the injury is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.” Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince.  1. Ibrahim walked … Continue reading White Rabbit

CONFERENCE IN THE TREEHOUSE

Photo by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com Her voice, small and trembling, woke me like an alarm clock. A single word had me tumbling from the womb of warm sheets.The drive is quiet, my teeth ground together by the tension, knowing that at any moment, I might arrive to some horror scene, blood and rage. Frightened … Continue reading CONFERENCE IN THE TREEHOUSE

White Rabbit

“Men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore, the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.” Nicollo Machiavelli, The Prince. 1. … Continue reading White Rabbit

The Bullet Found You

He ran in his dreams. There was the recollection of his uncoiled youth. Slim and taut with muscle, even at twelve. It taints his memories of his youth with crude washes of horror and regret. These dreams woke him, trembling and confused. It was a long time ago, and yet these dreams returned like a … Continue reading The Bullet Found You

The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly

Micky Haller is a criminal defence lawyer who inherits the firm of an old friend after they're murdered. One of the clients, a Hollywood producer accused of murder, presents a lucrative but dangerous opportunity for Micky. Connelly is brilliant. He puts together these poignant, sometimes verging on bleak plots but the characters and material find … Continue reading The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

I've been working through a reading list, more classic books and this is one of them. In my leisure time, I enjoy genre work. However there's also the craft element of my writing to consider as well as the benefits of good literature. Having read this soon after The Executioners Song by Norman Mailer, there … Continue reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote