Book Review: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

For some reason I thought it was a good idea to read four books at once so I am slowly catching up on my book reviews. I am not going to post as many after this because I am going to be focusing on WWII research for a historical fiction novel I am brewing. “TheContinue reading “Book Review: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters”

Episode Review: Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Season 1, Episode 11 – Vortex

If you haven’t noticed, I most enjoy the episodes that deal with ethical quandaries and characters wading through moral dilemmas. Stories in which you have to decide whether you need to follow the rules, even if the rules are not fair. To me those are the stories at which the Star Trek universe excels. ThisContinue reading “Episode Review: Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Season 1, Episode 11 – Vortex”

Flash Fiction: “Unto Death” (Genre: Fantasy)

This piece was the flash fiction story that was rejected last weekend. It was an encouraging rejection so don’t feel bad for me, I’m actually proud of myself. But I didn’t feel like revising it and trying to submit it elsewhere. Sometimes I just don’t feel like looking back at my old short stories; IContinue reading “Flash Fiction: “Unto Death” (Genre: Fantasy)”

New photography gallery, prints published

Continuing with my theme of flowers on my neighborhood walks, I present my latest photo shoot. Can you call it a photo shoot when there are no people involved? I don’t know, but I’m doing that anyway. You can see my 500px gallery here: https://500px.com/siriusrosephoto/galleries/flowers-05-18-20 And buy my photography printed on masks, notecards, T-shirts, journalsContinue reading “New photography gallery, prints published”

Episode Review: Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Captive Pursuit, Season 1, Episode 6

I know this will sound like sacrilege to some, but Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was never my favorite Star Trek series. I liked the characters, but I thought the writing was hit or miss, and I didn’t understand a Star Trek that was not centered around exploration. But I decided to give this showContinue reading “Episode Review: Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Captive Pursuit, Season 1, Episode 6”

Day by Day, by Denise Ruttan

You have thought about death a lot lately. Not in the same way that you used to think about death, as if it were an existential threat. Those times that you do not tell anyone about when you would sit in traffic waiting for the red light to change to green and you think aboutContinue reading “Day by Day, by Denise Ruttan”

New art in shop and new gallery on 500px

I have been struggling yet again with social media, all platforms, really. I have been feeling lately, yet again, like rage-quitting them all. Watching the behavior of others in this pandemic is really upsetting and stressful, and I see it more on social media. I’m trying to focus on the positive instead, like less timeContinue reading “New art in shop and new gallery on 500px”

My first impressions of the Kindle Paperwhite

My new Kindle Paperwhite arrived in the mail yesterday and since I have had a chance to play around with it for a few hours last night, I thought I would share my first impressions. I decided on this e-reader ultimately, even though I knew it would lock me into Amazon, because as I lookedContinue reading “My first impressions of the Kindle Paperwhite”

Ebook Review: Champion of the World by Chad Dundas

My library is closed during quarantine, appropriately so, and I realized I could be spending a lot of money on books if I didn’t start trying out ebooks. So I downloaded the app cloudLibrary on my iPhone, entered in my library card information and started checking out books on my phone. This was a novelContinue reading “Ebook Review: Champion of the World by Chad Dundas”

Flash Fiction: Yearning for Water

I present to you another piece in my series of unrelated flash fiction pieces. All photography is shot by me. “Yearning for Water”  Story and Photographs by Denise Ruttan Kyra Bartleby emerged from the water, her skin icy at the sudden shock of air. She sat at the edge of the swimming pool and dangledContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Yearning for Water”