Story Time: Creature Feature

20 March 2015 Jackie 0

Nikki and Jackie hope you’ll join them today for Story Time with Literary Escapism, a bi-weekly feature where they showcase various children books that fall directly in the fantasy & science fiction genres, as well as books they’re enjoying with their young children. They’re talking boardbooks, picture books, those books […]

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Zombie Haiku by R. Mecum

27 September 2009 Jesse 6

Normally when Jackie has an impulse buy at Barnes and Noble, I roll my eyes and scold her for spending money when she has a shelf of unread books. Unfortunately for me, this time she picked one that immediately captured my attention – Ryan Mecum’s Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for […]

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Halloween Treat

31 October 2008 Jackie 0

All Hallows Eve They come once a year to spook, to haunt, to play pranks. They come out one dark night the werewolves, the witches and goblins; they give nightmares to little children; vampires, fairies, and warlocks. All Hallows Eve they gather to plot and scheme to cause mischief and […]

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23 June 2008 Jackie 0

I can’t remember what I had read or what was the inspiration behind this one, but it is definitely a paranormal. Deathbed He’s staked out waiting for the sun. He looks back at his life and sees only good, for what he has become. Besides him, his wife burns from […]

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15 June 2008 Jackie 0

Here’s another poem pulled from the time capsule… Amethyst One sunny day in Ancient Rome a child was drawing four purple dots when his father called for him. During the night two full moons shining together saw teh four breathtaking dots and though of how radiant they all looked. As […]

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6 June 2008 Jackie 0

Here’s another poem I wrote a long time ago. Escape ESCAPE!! The only word in their vocabulary, the only true word for freedom, living in cages for most of their adult lives, they lie in fear of never knowing the outside. ESCAPE!! The only thought that is keeping her sanity. […]

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The Invasion of Dreams

30 May 2008 Jackie 0

Is it right not to dream, to never hope for anything or anyone? We live in a society dictated by realities, forever reaching into our dreams, forever hoping to escape the brutality of reality. With realities upper hand, we are forever grasping, grasping for the chance to be free – […]

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25 May 2008 Jackie 0

I used to do write a lot of poetry and for some reason I went back through and reread what I had.  Since I do have them, I thought I would share some of my work.  They are not the greatest, and they are a little old (this was during […]

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My First Vampire

23 May 2008 Jackie 0

I wrote this back in 1996 after I read my first paranormal novels and after re-reading it, I realized it is also kind of a review/synopsis. The novels happened to be Linda Lael Miller’s Forever and the Night and For All Eternity, and since they are awesome books, I thought […]