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Julie Andrews by Matthew McGuire

Only a few short weeks after his marriage, the young C.P.A. arrives at his brother’s cabin in rural ND for a weekend of recreational winter activities with his high school friends. The youngest C.P.A. at his ND commercial accounting firm, known for his punctuality and low human error rate, arrives before anyone else so he can inspect, clean, and prepare […]

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Babel Frequency Reading and More

Deadman’s Tome proudly presents Babel Frequency by David Wright. A heavy, dark tale that mirrors the horrific picture of the washed up toddler that has recently surfaced. As a father, that was too brutal. Babel Frequency delivers the horror of a city suddenly thrown into complete mindless ignorance. Imagine, waking up to not know where you are, who you are, […]

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Online Comments and Character

A string of text, a collection of words and phrases forming sentences, paragraphs, and so forth. Disconnected from the author, yet it has an author, and with an author comes ownership. This body of words and phrases is more than just text, it is thoughts and opinions formed into a narrative. It seems too easy to view the narrative in […]

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Melissa’s Hobby by Sean Glasheen

When I was in my twenties, recovering from that whole drunk delirium of being a teenager, I joined the army. I was a good soldier; I tied my laces, buckled my helmet, straightened my sheets, and listened to my superiors. And it was all a waste of time; when bullets flew, and blood became a more common sight than friendly […]

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Self-identity and Fiction

The vampire. A creature of the night that embodies charisma, strength, and control. Attributes that most either aspire for, or long to be the subject of. The curse of being abandoned, exiled, and forgotten may even seem trivial when fear and power are weighted in. In short, the vampire is characterized in such a way to bring out admiration, desire, […]

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Beyond a Good Read

A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play. James P. Carse, Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility How does this play with literature? Reading a book there is the finite purpose of completing from cover to cover. The “winning” goal. Yet, even then […]