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Little Eyes, by Samanta Schweblin

Translated from Spanish by Megan McDowell Take Furbis, cross them with Alexas, and make them live-streaming to a single audience, then you have what’s known in this book as a kentuki: a robot “pet” that one person chooses to “keep” … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Processing Stored Trauma

Last week, I posted this on Instagram and Facebook. It’s long, so I’ve just included a screenshot. I know that might be difficult to read, but I’ve linked out to the public post on Instagram if you wanted to see … Continue reading

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A Tiny Story of Triumph

Yesterday, I was browsing Facebook and came across a post from a fellow Real Life Ghost Stories Podcast fan in their FB group. She’d set up a Zoom conversation for fans with the podcast hosts, Emma and Dan, at what … Continue reading

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March 2020 in Review

Um, well…this month fell off a cliff, yeah? We (both the collective “we” and my family specifically) didn’t really expect to spend the second half of March under quarantine. But there you go. The Gignacery is all together again, all … Continue reading

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Finding Georgina, by Colleen Faulkner

When Georgina is a toddler, she’s kidnapped out of her stroller at a Mardi Gras parade. Fourteen years later, her mother spots her working at a coffee shop. Harper has never given up hope, but this seems unbelievable. The police … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Real Talk About Quarantine and Agoraphobia

Earlier this year, I wrote a post about extroversion and agoraphobia, and the way they interact inside me. The following is a quote from that post: These two forces war within me all the time. It becomes simple math/logic: If … Continue reading

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A Beginning at the End, by Mike Chen

Six years after the End of the World – a virulent strain of flu wiping out most of the world’s population – the world is in shambles. There are tentative pockets of humanity clustered together with the loosest attempts at … Continue reading

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When Anxiety Attacks

“People say depression lies. Anxiety is just stupid. It’s unable to tell the difference between things that are actually scary (being buried alive, for example) and things that are not scary at all (being in bed under the covers). It … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Extroversion and Agoraphobia

Extroversion and agoraphobia – it’s hard to imagine them going hand and hand, but sometimes they do. It’s taken a peculiar series of life events starting at a young age to get me to this point. I’m not going to … Continue reading

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The Family Upstairs, by Lisa Jewell

When Libby Jones discovers that her birth parents have left her a house on her 25th birthday, she doesn’t know what to think. Then the house turns out to be dark, oppressive, and creepy. And that’s before she reads the … Continue reading

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