Quote of the Week

Quote of the week: “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” - Toni Morrison

Friday, June 21, 2013

Blog has been moved to Wordpress

After much deliberation, I have decided to move my blog to Wordpress to better personalize my blog. I will keep this blog up for a few months, but there will be no new posts. My new URL will be http://cynthiagriffin.wordpress.com/. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Short Story Review: Captive Girl By Jennifer Pelland

I don't normally review short stories on my blog simply because I read so many of them that taking the time to do a review for each story would leave no time for writing my novel, but Captive Girl by Jennifer Pelland was such an amazing read, I couldn't help taking the time to do this post. Yeah, the story is that good, and so felt the strong need to share.

Captive Girl is a science fiction short story, but not like most science fiction stories I've ever read. It has a fresh slant to the age old story of sacrifice, duty, and love. Alice makes great personal sacrifices in order to protect her world from an impending threat from the skies. Her life choice leaves her in physical pain and a mutilated distortion of what she once had been, but all for the greater good, or so she thinks. Even as Alice carries out her heavy burden of duty, she longs for the thing she can never have; Love, acceptance, and a physical connection with another human. Be prepared for an incredibly emotional journey of heart wrenching sacrifice that will leave you asking yourself... What would you do for love?