Short Story: The Ferry

Estonia bow visor upAnother very short story inspired by a writing exercise for an upcoming writer’s workshop I attend. This time the group picked three random elements that we were to incorporate in some manner into a 500-“ish” word story. The three elements picked were a boat, a racist, and a Shakespeare quote. The group organizer named this exercise “The Not-Love Boat”. 🙂
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Review: Odd Apocalypse

Odd Apocalypse CoverOdd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz
Odd Thomas series #5
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My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars 3 out of 5 stars
First Published: July 31, 2012
Read from: February 19 to February 28, 2015

Could this be the End of the World as We Know It… Again?

“We love a series hero, but a series villain quickly becomes silly as he strives so obviously to shock us. Virtue is imaginative, evil repetitive.” – Odd Apocalypse, Page 23

This quote from Dean Koont’s “Odd Apocalypse” seems very apropos: the story of our virtuous hero Odd Thomas saving the world by stopping evil villains from destroying the world (as we know it) is getting a little repetitive. I think I liked this book of the series the least of all that came before. Which is odd, because the serial “novella” that was released before this book as kind of an appetizer, “Odd Interlude”, was one of my favorites because of both it’s short action-packed pace and a couple of fun, interesting new characters. But this book…
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