This series is an opportunity to showcase posts from around our community and the brilliant bloggers who share with us. It would be amazing if you would follow the links to the post I have highlighted and whilst visiting follow and support the blogger.
The first post is from author Annika Perry with her book review for Sea Prayer by the author of The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini.
On 2nd September 2015 an image flashed around the world that saddened and horrified us all. A young boy, later identified as Alan Kurdi, lay motionless on a pristine beach in Turkey, the dawn sun glowing around him. He was dead. During his three young years he knew only war in Syria; a war his parents fled to find safety. The photo of Alan touched everyone and inspired, nay, I would say, drove one famous writer to pen a short book, Sea Prayer.
Within Khaled Hosseini’s Sea Prayer the words and illustrations are intrinsically linked, creating a wondrous work of art.
The first page starts as a letter (quasi-eulogy) to the narrator’s son, Marwan, and it recalls the beauty of life in Homs. The father describes his childhood when he had woken “to the stirrings of olive trees in the breeze/to the bleating of your grandmother’s goat”.
Head over to read Annika’s review for this wonderful book: https://annikaperry.com/2019/10/17/sea-prayer-a-book-review/
Annika Perry, Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0789KZVF8/
Blog https://annikaperry.com – Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17498437.Annika_Perry
The next post is from Bienvenue Press Blog with the announcement of third place in their flash fiction competition to Sharon Marchisello for Halloween Justice.
Bienvenue Press is pleased to announce the third place winner in our annual Halloween Flash Fiction contest. This story is by Sharon Marchisello and is titled “Halloween Justice”.
by Sharon Marchisello
No one in the neighborhood put on a better Halloween display than Diana Hunter. Every year, she added new decorations to scare young children and delight older trick-or-treaters. Last year, she hung a two-foot black velveteen spider from a wispy net between the birch trees; the net’s threads were so fine, trespassers who cut across her grass became entangled in the creature’s web. The mechanical skeleton who cackled maniacally when he popped up from the lawn’s tombstone at irregular intervals was a long-time favorite. A steam machine and haunting music pierced with an occasional scream enhanced the atmosphere.
This year, Diana had purchased a full-size brass coffin, a model being discontinued by the local funeral home. She was still trying to decide where to place it for maximum effect.
Head over and read all of Sharon’s story: https://bienvenuepressblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/13/halloween-justice/
Sharon Marchisello, Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Marchisello/e/B00NH6N4WK/ Blog https://sharonmarchisello.blogspot.com Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4297807.Sharon_Marchisello
Now for all of those who might have trouble getting off to sleep at night… Joelle LeGendre of Two on a Rant will have you in stitches..
Insomnia came for a visit and refuses to leave, so I’m laughing in its face.
Head over and see the rest, you should see the last one.. priceless: https://rantingalong.blog/2019/10/18/find-something-to-laugh-at/
Joelle LeGendre buy: https://www.amazon.com/Joelle-LeGendre/e/B00JBQDHWM – Blog: https://rantingalong.blog/about/ – Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7809192.Joelle_LeGendre
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read these posts in full.. thanks Sally.