You need creepy stories during October, right? Well here are some free ones that will take only a few minutes to peruse – but will hopefully unsettle you, just the same. I love taking part in the Ladies of Horror flash picture prompts each month – these are some of my more recent additions. Be … More Updates – Free Fiction!
I love a lot of manga because Japan seems to open itself to plotlines that we don’t always think up and play with concepts that we take for granted. Like growing up and living full lives. Come with me today as we explore the world of Ikigami… To inspire people to full lives as productive citizens, … More SJ Reads: Ikigami
I’ve been adding to my collection of manga reviews. All can be found at ismellsheep.com, and be sure to check that site out as a whole, too, for your book and geeky culture needs. My Neighbor Seki – a student just wants to get her work done, but the boy next to her goes above … More Updates – Manga Mania!
Just when I thought zombies were over and done, I stumble on a title that gets me really excited. If you want a little optimism and fun with your zombie apoc, have I got a title for you… Yuki, Kurumi, and Yuuri make up the School Living club, where they try to live at school … More SJ Reads: School-Live!
It’s no secret that I love reading manga, and there are some amazing horror titles out there. Today I want to look at one of my favorite authors and one of his collections. This is a collection of stories by Junji Ito, all guaranteed to get under your skin. I loved Tomie and was haunted by that … More SJ Reads: Shiver by Junji Ito
I’ve been away for a little bit working on some things, but I wanted to get back here for October, because…well, kinda my time of year. With everything going on, I thought I’d spend this month looking at some different creepy titles, because we all need a little October in our lives, right? It’s been … More SJ Reads: The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures
I love fairy tales (surprise, I know). I don’t always love new interpretations, but sometimes they’re done so well, you just have to applaud. The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror is a superb collection of reworked fairy tales. Overall, it’s a short read, which is nice. These stories preserve the narrative structure we associate … More SJ Reads: The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror
Got some new links to sling about, so let’s take care of where I’ve been the past few weeks! Books By Violet YA Graphic Novel Reviews: Awkward – A fun book with a diverse cast of fully written characters. This one definitely captures what it’s like to be in middle school. Positively Izzy – An … More Doing My Thing! (news & updates)
So yeah, I’m behind. A lot of my around the web and free read pages are updated, so feel free to waste a lot of time there. I’ve had some new stuff recently, though, that I haven’t had time to add on yet (and I’ll be mean and not do it until after this post … More If You Can’t Get Enough of Me (Updates)
So obviously, I need to rethink how to stay on a schedule. Welcome to your creative life: it’s always something. This time, though, I’ve been really leaning into a lot of writing, looking at where I’m at and where I want to go, that sort of thing. So good things in my absence. But yeah, … More SJ Reads: Paperbacks from Hell