The Kite Runner ~ Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was a discovery. I devoured the book between Birdsong and Catcher in the Rye. Not on purpose. I was certain it was the book I needed to read for January 4th 2017. Turns out it wasn’t. But I read it in less than 2 days. The Kite Runner tells…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Tax

Marley always looked forward to tax time even though everyone around her agreed to say that it sometimes would tax the nerve of the calmest individual. ©scolpron2017 Sorry for the late prompt; today was a bit crazy. ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence…

The War Inside of Us

The idea that within man occurs a struggle between good and evil is as old as religion. The protagonists of this war have many names: hybris and logos, angels and demons… It is up to man to decide which path he chooses. Or so we’d like to believe. But the truth is that the issue…

Where The Crows Gathered

The Stenham house was an ancient locked thing and nothing returned there except for crows. At least, that was what most people thought in the area. And they were happy for it to stay exactly that way thank you very much. The Stenhams had been freaks of nature unfit for life in normal society. Words…

Rotten or Poisonous?

“You should see them, falling over themselves to satisfy my every whim.” “I’ve got no doubt these hapless idiots would do anything for you. But what do you repay them with? They’ve got to ask for some favours in return.” “Well sometimes they do. But it’s all a question of manipulating them. It’s not like…

The Alchemist ~ Paulo Coelho

Paolo Coehlo is a name I’d heard before of course. But I never opened The Alchemist until a couple of weeks ago when I read it for this challenge. I was surprised when I received it in the mail to see how small a book it was. I read it in French instead of English. The…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Gaze

After much effort he managed to tear his gaze away from the surreal scene only to notice others gaze at it with an intensity that scared him so much he fled the place. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence…

When Life’s in the Way…

In the best of ways. You know how sometimes life has this uncanny way of throwing curve balls at you, not one but several at a time and you can only strive to catch them all? Well, that’s what’s been happening to me and the reason I haven’t been writing a whole lot lately. I’m nowhere…

One Too Much

The liquid was hovering between kermes , mauve and amaranthine depending on the light on its movement. It almost seemed a sea with waves that made Julia slightly nauseous. She turned away from the erythraean waters walking on a beach of albicant sands: it was almost too bright for her eyes. Everything seemed to be;…

Persuasion ~ Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s Persuasion was published after her death and yet it comes in the list prior to Sense and Sensibility. It’s interesting to discover that the Austen’s books we study in France (or at least hear about) aren’t higher on the list than those we don’t. One might assume that the books exported so widely…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Reason

He only needed one reason, just one and then he would reason with his father: but it must be a convincing argument. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to go with it. Try to do…

The Chronicles of Narnia ~ C.S. Lewis

So this week I read the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis; one of the Inklings I knew of him long before I read the books. In fact, as you can see from the cover of the version I have, I read it quite late, just before the release of the Prince Caspian movie. The Chronicles…