If You’re Hungry and You’re Useful

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It’s been a long time since there have been full shelves at the supermarket. Last week the town ran out of gasoline, and the houses that had been lit by generator lights at night have gone dark. Now, when a car drives through the middle of town everyone stops what they are doing to stare, and I am betting that … Read More

Discretion Pays

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“There’s someone at the door!” “They can knock all they want to, dearie. I know my house. I know they won’t be able to hear you scream.” Outside, the mailman takes his tip from the box. He’s paid enough to never tell.

Who does she think she is?

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Who does she think she is? I ask myself this over and over as I’m sitting at my vanity, applying thick coats of concealer and constructing my mask. Yesterday I cut my hair short – boy short. Today I do the hard work of hiding myself, turning my pretty girl face into just another anonymous guy. Who does she think … Read More

The 5th Wave Again 

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   I’ve read this book before but I wanted to read it again to refresh my memory before I read its sequel.  This is a YA horror/sci-fi story about an alien invasion.  It’s like Rick Yancy took the story I wanted to read and wrote it just for me. Highly recommended!

That’s Unfortunate

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“Seriously?” I cradle my head in my hands. The room spins. Jesse shrugs. “They’re out of the bag.” “Is that supposed to be a joke?” Jesse snorts, and I shudder. “Yeah, they just fell out when I was movin’ ’em. Slippery-ass bodies.”

J is for Jenny Pox

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Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the “Jenny pox.” She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town. Then she meets the one boy she can touch. Jenny feels herself falling … Read More