Book Review: Among Others by Jo Walton

Among Others by Jo Walton My Goodreads rating: 5 of 5 stars Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel “Among Others” is a coming-of-age story written in the style of a young girl’s journal. It has taken me several months to decide how I […]

“The Watcher” Takes Spot in First-Honorable Mentions

“The Watcher,” a flash-fiction horror story I entered into the Readers’ Realm Scary Flash Fiction contest last month, took a spot in the First-Honorable Mentions. Of the piece, the judges said “The writing itself was elegant.” Be sure to read “The Watcher,” and all of the other great entries over at Readers’ Realm.

Essay: Colon End Parenthesis

The Evolution of Punctuation in Western Civilization Punctuation: An Ever Evolving Form of Communication The word “punctuation” comes from the Latin punctus, meaning “point.” Indeed, punctuation marks were originally called “points” (Partridge 3). Therefore, “punctuation” means “the use of points” (Reimer par 2). Malcolm Beckwith Parkes wrote in his authoritative work Pause and Effect that “punctuation […]

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