Month: April 2021

Naming fiction characters is like naming a baby.  The person you’re naming will be stuck with that name for life.  Or, in the case of fictional characters, potentially for centuries. In fact, a quick web search shows that some writers take naming fiction characters more seriously than naming children.  I say this because I found…

Lusitania sinks while Second Battle of Ypres rages World War I, like most wars, was started by politicians and fought by ordinary men who generally had no stake in the conflict.  They fought because of patriotic fervor or a sense of adventure, and millions lost their lives as a consequence. Between 1914 and 1918, nearly…

An excerpt from Chapter 18 from Adjustment Year by Melina Druga Why were Jacob and Nathaniel never subjected to these dinners?  Oh, wait, I know why.  It’s because they didn’t leave home.  These dinners were Alfred’s punishment for disobeying his parents.  No, not punishment, torture.  Torture by in-laws should be forbidden in the Geneva Convention.…