Review: Clytemnestra's Last Day by S. Montana Katz

This piece was originally written for the Manhattan Book Review. Clytemnestra was a queen of Greek legend best known for murdering her husband Agamemnon, together with her lover Aegisthus, upon...

I'm back!

Hey all, I’m back!! I’ve found, over the years, that whenever I try keeping a journal or blog I jump too enthusiastically into it for a number of days or...

Review: How Am I Supposed to Talk to You? by Lauren Holmes

(This short story is found in Lauren Holmes’ Barbara the Slut, an honest, modern—albeit sometimes generic—collection of stories about youthful love, sex, and identity. Holmes’ style is deceptively simple, using...

Review: The Lumber Room by Saki

Easily digested and fun to read, The Lumber Room, a tale of one boy’s struggle against the foolishness of adults, makes for an excellent introduction to the short story form....

Review: An Englishman in Madrid by Eduardo Mendoza

Don’t say a word. You Protestants always think you have to say unpleasant things. You believe that something bitter or wounding or brutal must be the truth. But things are...

Review: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O'Neill

He was wearing a white dress shirt that was unbuttoned. You could see that he had a tattoo of Jesus on his chest. There wasn’t much scarier than a tattoo...