Review of “The Capes We Wear” by Avra Margariti

Plot:Wonderboy, with his sidekick (and uncle), the Shield, defends Trafalgar Square against an attack of flying robot monkeys. One of the monstrosities bites Wonderboy, who calls out to his Uncle Elijah before he blacks out. The Shield removes a glove and blasts the monkey into oblivion. He sees the attack as the sloppy work ofContinue reading “Review of “The Capes We Wear” by Avra Margariti”

Review of “The Thirteenth Guest” (1932)

Image courtesy of Pixabay For last week’s Saturday night pizza and bad movie night, we chose a murder mystery with Fred Astaire’s future dance partner. I added jalapenos to my side of the pizza. Plot: Thirteen years before the action of the movie, the Morgan family held a dinner party for thirteen guests. Only twelveContinue reading “Review of “The Thirteenth Guest” (1932)”

Review of YouTube Short “Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss”

Plot: This amusing and enjoyable short depicts the fireworks that erupt when the Ronderos’ son Jerry (Anthony James Hernandez) comes home from college for a visit. Mom Veronica (“Ronnie”), played by Adria K. Woomer-Hernandez, lays down the law to her husband Guillermo (Juan Carlos Hernandez): no talking, not even whispering, about politics. …Which means, ofContinue reading “Review of YouTube Short “Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss””

Review of “Nothing To Sneeze At” by jez patterson

Gina is gone. She’d been experiment with trying to make herself invisible. Now she was, in the words of her husband, Mark, “a cloud of sentient, living matter.” He and Gina’s sister Felicity enter the room in contamination suits. Mark explains they’re working on ways to contain her, to funnel her, to communicate with her.Continue reading “Review of “Nothing To Sneeze At” by jez patterson”

Review of “Mourning Melanie” by Ronald Schulte

Gloria wakes to the sound of the teakettle whistling. She didn’t mean to fall asleep. She’s just tired from the funeral. Alone now, she can curl up under a blanket with a cup of tea and relax. She’s run out of her favorite tea. This is a homemade gift, one of many snacks, desserts, andContinue reading “Review of “Mourning Melanie” by Ronald Schulte”

Review of “My Long-Term Relationship with Guns” by Daniel Dutilly

This essay is part of a contest sponsored by Memoir Magazine on the topic of guns and people. Author Daniel Dutilly begins describing his relationship with guns in childhood. His father, a Vietnam veteran, gave him and his younger brother plastic army guns for Christmas. They were four and five years old, and they lovedContinue reading “Review of “My Long-Term Relationship with Guns” by Daniel Dutilly”