We’ve reached the half way point! Part six of EM Publishing's original short story, ANONYMOUS, is here.
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ANONYMOUS: Part 6
Breaths came in short quiet huffs as he increased his pace. Long hours walking mutely on floors of stone and treads of old wood had trained him well for this night. Moving without detection was an innate skill in men of his making. He was equipped with the ability to navigate congregations of men, women and children without raising so much as a glance.
Swift strides over rock, branch and lawn took him closer and all sound ceased.
Her hair danced as her speed quickened. The overt and unnatural silence had awakened her senses and tied a knot in her nerves. Her vigilance churned, searching, probing the world around her for something but she did not know what. Blue eyes darted from one shadow to the next, imagining grotesque silhouettes with dark intentions. Every outline was menacing, and dangerous and threatened her mind with fantastic devastation. Caution gave way to suspicion. Suspicion gave way to fear. Fear gave way to terror.
The crunch of her feet on gravel was the only interruption in the silent dark and yet she could feel she was no longer alone. The innate primal alertness inherited by animals of prey manifested as a proven and reliable default.
With an unpredictable ferocity he grabbed her, viciously grasping her around the middle and tossing her to the roots of the great oak. He frantically sought to suppress her terrified shouts and subdue her wild struggle. Her blue eyes had never been so wide and white. Her shock transformed to something more monstrous at the recognition of his dress.
It was unexpected but completely certain. He felt a surge of bile in his throat at the sudden realisation of what he was about to do.
Stay tuned for Part 7! To be released in just two days - December 14th!
So, my parents are against me getting a dog at eighteen. I really don’t get why it matters because I’ll basically be an adult next year once my birthday hits so if I want to get a dog, then I should be able too.
Besides, the thing is, I want it to be a therapy/esa dog as I have a lot of medical issues as well as depression and anxiety. I’m not going to be able to afford going to see a therapist every single week when I’m in college and not only that, I’m not comfortable around therapists. I’d rather have an animal that will be somewhat better at calming me down and making me feel better about things.
My mom keeps telling me I should just take my cat and though I want too, I rather keep him home. I know I did say I want to have a dog as a therapy/esa animal, I also want it to be able to keep me protected when I’m off at college. I don’t know but it just makes me mad that my parents won’t let me get a dog when I turn eighteen. I really don’t see the problem with it. Especially since I’ll be the one paying for all it’s things and taking care of it.
Question: Have you ever wanted something that your parents told you that you can’t get but you got it anyways?
I’m so excited to share this one! My book club chose this as our group read back in June and I absolutely LOVED it.
With a lot of YA, I find myself flipping through the romance-y pages because they aren’t really my thing. I love finding books that focus more on the characters and adventure, and this one definitely does that!
This story about a girl from a viking-esque village was extremely brutal, and amazingly detailed. I loved reading about the scenery and loved the descriptions of the frozen tundra, the customs between factions, and the fighting itself.
I didn’t know what to expect out of this going into it, but was do pleased by the outcome! I’d definitely recommend it.
#bookstabest2018 : Fav From June
#thebookstas2018 : Rising Star
"Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts, as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex."
Reading by Christmas tree light is my favorite!! 🎄
Today marks one year of being part of the bookstagram community and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! 📚 Everyone on here is always so nice and encouraging and it truly feels like a separate community compared to my personal Instagram (anyone else feel that way?!). ❤️ .
How long have you had your bookstagram? 🤗
Favorite Couple! #kingsgiving •
Alright, I'm doing a little twist on this one, and it might be a stretch. Eduard "Del" Delacroix and Mr. Jingles are my favorite couple! That little mouse brought some happiness to The Green Mile and his attachment to Del was so sweet.
Favorite Habit Breaker #kingsgiving •
Cujo was a novel King "barely remembers writing at all" because it was written during a period when he was on a cocaine binge. Stephen King's "On Writing" discussing his battle with addiction and overcoming tough times.
Book review - Secret Diary of an Incurable Romantic by @chitrangadaitis
Meet Madhubala Ray, a thirty year old woman, whose husband has died recently after only a year of marriage.
She misses her husband a lot and tries to avoid a tragedy through alcohol and vodka.
The question is: What will she do now?, Will she have to live alone forever? Will she survive and find love, again?
There is no one who can take care of her, or love her, except one, her mother- in- law whom she calls Lalitaji.
Madhubala is employed in a school as a social science teacher, where she gets attracted towards her colleague Daksh.
There is one more guy, Agasthya a good-looking smart businessman, And the last but the most interesting character in this book her best friend Pintu. .
The two characters which I liked the most in this book was her bisexual best friend, Pintu. .
And the other one is her mother in law. A typical mother-in-law, but not so typical! Yes here the author has come up with a big turn in the book, and my favorite part of the book, to know what it is, you have to read the book.
Language was easy and smooth, the book is written in the form of dairy writing which makes it more intresting .
The story seems very real and relatable, reader can easily connect with the book. At the ending of the book I was guessing what was going to happen in the end but I was absolutely wrong, The story was not at all predictable which was great.
Ratings - 4.2/5
“Disasters come and go like rain. Sometimes you find a shelter before it is late, Sometimes you don't, but you have to keep moving nonetheless, keep looking forward”. Book review - INKREDIA, Luwan of brida. By Sarang Mahajan .
Luwan who lives at the hillside village of Brida, in the country of Inkredia, where villagers are pestered by the guards of Lord Gruwak.
Luwan problems arises when he refuses tax collector to pay, and Luwan very well know that death is the sole punishment for this !
What will he do now ?, How will he cope with this situation ?, should he run away from Brida ?, And what about her sister, Meg ? Should they both run away from here?
Finally they both decides to run away safely from Brida with the help of his friend Narjo, but they do not know that their fate has decided something else, something different for them !
The narration was perfect, it keeps me engaged till I completed the book, language was easy and smooth.
Talking about the characters, I personally likes Kiliarn, he was perfect. Also the every creatures, authors has used in this book was good, well written. You can easily draw structures of all those creatures in your mind .
I appreciate the author for his well created, described dark creatures like smokemans, nonhumans, how he able to imagine all these things ?
Ending of the book was really good, now I'm eagerly waiting for the next book, I think it's going to be 4 books in series isn't it ?
And yes of course the book is very promising and definitely a worth read.
Ratings - 4.8/5
My current reading pile. Not so much a June tbr but a 2018 tbr. I definitely need to up my game. The copy of Home Fire is a library borrow.
Prisoners of Geography is a struggle for a thicko like me too. 😕