Tag Archives: Romance

Before the Dawn

The days were getting longer, the early morning sky streaked with dull sunlight when he rose now, the clouds like a pane of frosted glass through which the light struggled to shine. Henry folded the last of Stephanie’s clothes into … Continue reading

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Rescue

The proposal hadn’t gone as smoothly as Eric would have liked. In fact, it hadn’t really gone at all. Bethany bolted for the bathroom as soon as he took the ring box out of his pocket. He’d sat at the … Continue reading

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An Examination of “The Graduate”

“I want to say one word to you. Just one word.” “Yes, sir?” “Are you listening?” “Yes, sir.” “…Plastics.” One of the iconic scenes from the movie that made Dustin Hoffman a star and the name Mrs. Robinson synonymous with … Continue reading

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Selfishness

Brandon was a firm believer in the concept of re-gifting. After all, if you really liked something, chances were someone who liked you would also like that something. It wasn’t cheap; it was economical and earth friendly. It was also … Continue reading

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“The Second Greatest Force in the Universe” – Ownership of Property and Personhood in the 19th Century (Part 3 of 3)

In both novels, motherhood is a form of property – whether it is a method of ownership or the way which one can be owned. For Linda in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, the birth of her … Continue reading

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“The Second Greatest Force in the Universe” – Ownership of Property and Personhood in the 19th Century (Part 1 of 3)

Walter Lippmann, the famous American reporter who was among the first people to introduce the concept of the Cold War, once said that “Private property was the original source of freedom.  It still is its main bulwark”. From the earliest … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Looking Beneath the Surface of Casablanca

Casablanca was released at the very end of 1942, right in the middle of the very war it captured on film. It was a year after the first American military offenses had begun in World War II. The ending of … Continue reading

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The Conman

He couldn’t go to the party alone. It would make him the laughing-stock of the firm, John just knew it. As he was getting ready for the occasion, combing back his hair with compulsive strokes, he could hear their laughter … Continue reading

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Resolved

If there were any stars in the cold, New York sky, they were invisible; blocked out by the lights of a thousand rooftop parties happening all over the city, many having started as soon as it got dark, thousands of … Continue reading

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Empty Rooms

It was the first anniversary of her husband’s death. Marie had made certain that she would be too busy to remember it. It had started just after she’d gotten the call from the hospital; there had been an accident on … Continue reading

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