Flash Fiction: Eastcliff, a 120-word-short-story

I ponder the old walls that are keeping out the savage night.

The hungry wind rattles the shutters and tries to make its way through the gaps in the floor boards.

The fire crackles and pops keeping my body warm, but the flickering fire light creates shadowy demons in every corner.

I get up and turn on the light. The blub buzzes to life and the demons disappear.

I lay down and let the wind with its howling beauty sing me to sleep.

A loud thumping noise raises my awareness suddenly.

Sunlight is glowing around the outside edges of the shutters.

I smile, Bandos is here to check up on me.

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Review: Love, The Lion by Brremaud and Bertolucci

LOVE volume 3: THE LION by Frederic Brremaud and Federico Bertolucci

Pub Date: 12th July 2016 by Magnetic Press and Diamond Book Distributors

Thank you, Brremaud, Bertolucci and NetGalley for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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The third volume in the lavishly illustrated series of wildlife graphic novels, each following a single central animal through an adventurous day in their natural environment. Each tale depicts genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in illustration. Both heartwarming and heartbreaking, this volume focuses on a solitary Lion as it wanders the plains of Africa, handling the daily hunt, and vicious rivalry, without a Pride of its own.image

The circle of Life takes center stage in a world where predator and prey trade places on a regular basis, and Family is something worth fighting — and dying — for. This exciting tale, written by Frederic Brremaud, is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci. A beautiful, powerful tale of survival in the animal kingdom that explores the all-too-identifiable, universal concepts of Life, Courage, Aging, and ultimately Love.

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It felt like a I was reading a beautifully illustrated David Attenborough documentary! And i mean that as a positive thing! Not one word of text is used to tell the story. But the detailed and dramatic illustrations over the eighty pages tells us the story perfectly. image (1)

We open to a pride of Lions, moving on to follow a particular Cub, let’s call him Brian. We see Brian grow up fighting to survive. We survey the land and all the other creatures with Brian as he wanders alone. We get to see a wide array of animals go through their day to day lives. The story comes full circle when Brian returns to the pride he came from and challenges the leader.

I have to say that I enjoyed the Love: The Fox more, but that’s because it had a happy ending. Reality very really has a happy ending, which is why this graphic novel feels more like a documentary rather than Disney’s the Lion king. It was truthful and tragically beautiful. Ah and so continues the circle of life. Four “I really enjoyed it “Stars

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Bookish Babble: Y16.W13

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logoBatman and Robin are camping in the desert, they’ve set up their tent and are asleep. Some hours later, Batman wakes his faithful friend.

“Robin, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.”

Robin replies, ” I see millions of stars.”

“What does that tell you?” asks Batman.

Robin ponders for a minute. “Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Chronologically, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, it’s evident the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you, Batman?”

“Robin, you idiot, someone has stolen our tent.”

source: http://www.jokes4us.com/peoplejokes/comicbookjokes/batmanjokes.html

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I see both!!! I love these kind of things.

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Gotta love Deadpool!

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I can be your hero, baby. I can kiss away the pain. I will stand by you forever. How did Enrique Iglesias end up in my head? But seriously this is one of my favorite quotes.

Until Next Time 🙂 Enjoy Your Shelves 🙂

Review: Risuko by David Kudler

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