Friday Review: The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. LeGuin

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a very short story- only about 4 pages- by the well-known and well-loved author of A Wrinkle In Time and  The Left Hand of Darkness. It is intriguing and disturbing, and raises questions that maybe … Continue reading Friday Review: The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. LeGuin

Halloween 2018 Short Story: Catch a Falling Star

Catch a Falling Star by M.A. Kropp The old man stood up, stretching the muscles in his lower back. He winced as the tightness worked its way out. Picking up the carved pumpkin sitting on his worktable, he turned and surveyed the rest of the small workshop. All around him, on shelves and in boxes, … Continue reading Halloween 2018 Short Story: Catch a Falling Star

Monday Musings: Life, the Universe, and Everything

42. That's it. That's all I have to say this week. Because, really, what else is there besides the answer to it all, right? * * * * * * * * Oh, okay. I'll add more. Last weekend was another grandchild's birthday party. This time, our Miss B turned three. She seemed happy with … Continue reading Monday Musings: Life, the Universe, and Everything

Monday Musings: Nice Weather, Holiday Weekend, Fantasy Football, and Writing Updates

First, I would like to tell you that it is a perfectly lovely day here today! The sky is blue, it is not 90 bajillion degrees with a million percent humidity, and I have windows open all over again. Aahh! Last Monday was Labor Day. It was quiet here. Actually, we had a nice, quiet … Continue reading Monday Musings: Nice Weather, Holiday Weekend, Fantasy Football, and Writing Updates

Monday Musings:My Books Are on Sale Until the End of the Month

Happy Fourth of July to all in the USA. I hope your holiday weekend has been full of fun. Mine was great. We had company on Saturday and Sunday, and are now just relaxing and enjoying the last day of the long weekend. Smashwords is doing its annual summer sale, and I have enrolled my … Continue reading Monday Musings:My Books Are on Sale Until the End of the Month

Feed My People: It’s Live! And It’s Free!

My short story, "Feed My People", is available now on Smashwords. It should be available on most other e-book sites (Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, etc.) within the next few days. It is not available on Amazon. You can download it on Smashwords in Kindle format. Oh, and did I mention that it is FREE? … Continue reading Feed My People: It’s Live! And It’s Free!

Monday Storytime: Five and Daemon, Part Ten

Five and Daemon, Part One Five and Daemon, Part Two Five and Daemon, Part Three Five and Deamon, Part Four Five and Daemon, Part Five Five and Daemon, Part Six Five and Daemon, Part Seven Five and Daemon, Part Eight Five and Daemon, Part Nine Five and Daemon, Part 10 by M.A. Kropp The next … Continue reading Monday Storytime: Five and Daemon, Part Ten

Halloween Storytime: Academy in the Night

For the past several years, I have been posting a Halloween story for the end of October. Here is this year's offering, instead of a review this week.  Feel free to be the reviewer and tell me what you think. Academy in the Night by M.A. Kropp “Jennifer, the class bell rang a minute ago.” … Continue reading Halloween Storytime: Academy in the Night

Friday Review: The Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal

My rating: 4 out of five stars This is the last in the short works reviews for now. I have more in the TBR pile, and will get to them at some point. The Lady Astronaut of Mars won the 2014 Hugo award for Best Novelette. It is the story of Elma York, who led … Continue reading Friday Review: The Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal