#FiveSentenceFiction: Isolated

I took the test, and I still don’t know why: I was happy as I was, enjoying the world and all those beautiful beings… Yet, somehow, I must have wanted to know, I must have had doubts for some time, never clearly expressed, to anyone, not even myself. Was it curiosity, or self-doubt, or someContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Isolated”

Of Decker and a Goldfinch #amreading

There are novels that seduce at first sight, and get read over a few hours. Others, more severe to approach perhaps, continue to cast disturbing shadows, long after the book is shut. So is The Goldfinch. This is my first encounter with Miss Tarrt, an opportunity offered by a gift at the end of lastContinue reading “Of Decker and a Goldfinch #amreading”

A #FollowFriday musing: Persuasion

 I find representing Persuasion – in the sense of urging rather than that of belief – one of the most difficult challenges when it comes to describe characters’s behaviour. Could it be a reflection of my own frequent real life failures in that domain? In my novel to be, the central character doubts the humanity ofContinue reading “A #FollowFriday musing: Persuasion”