The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Feels like: When everybody said “There’s no way that would actually happen!” and then it actually happened. Song pairing: “Til It Happens To You” by Lady Gaga The Handmaidā€™s Tale was a book on the summer reading list in high school that I never got to read. But looking back at the subject matter that […]

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Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

Feels like: The Blob meets Buffy. Song pairing: “The Only Way” by Tricky šŸ»”We held eachother for a time in that hideaway, that unexpected sanctuary, while the city smoldered and the world went on changing without us.” šŸ» I read the Annihilation Series a few years ago, in a fanatic spiral of science fiction and […]

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The Gloaming by Melanie Finn

Feels like:Ā Reading a postcard from an old college girlfriend who is traversing the globe to disguise her poor life choices, and the bitter feelings that come with it. Song pairing: “Changed” by Jp Saxe (Vasco remix) šŸ‘—”I saw her face and she did not know that she was dying, did not know I was killing […]

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The Grip If It by Jac Jemc

Feels like:Ā Seeing something out of the corner of your eye, but it’s just a hat rack. Wait, you don’t have a hat rack. Song pairing: Ā “Saturn” by Sufjan Stevens Meet James and Julie. They live in the city, work semi-professional jobs, and are married for a blipĀ before James’ gambling addiction drains him of his savings […]

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Pizza, Please!

Story Time &Ā Imaginative Play The fondest childhood memories of pizza I have are from Chuck-E-Cheese. The grease, the tokens, the religious fervor with which I worshipped that weird rodent mascot; it all brings back the first moment of bliss in which pizza is distilled intoĀ a child’s life. The pacifying qualities of pizza in a busy […]

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Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

Feels like: Every single time you tell your girlfriend “Seriously, just leave him,” and she says “But I can’t, you don’t understand.” Song pairing: “Bluecid” by Sevadaliza If you haven’t read Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller, you’re doing this all wrong. I was expecting something incredibly different after having read Claire Fuller’s debut […]

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