The Canon: Mine/Yours

In reading Henry Jameses, The Turn of the Screw, all the writers in the Studio bandied about this term: The Canon. From ThoughtCo, I found this definition: “In fiction and literature, the canon is the collection of works considered representative of a period or genre. The collected works of William Shakespeare for instance, would be part of the canon of …

Story: A Tiny Mouse in a Tight Suit

It’s not right away.  Not first thing.  First is the awakening and the accepting of a new day.  I blink and decide that yes, it’s time to get up.  Covers off, I sit up, and my gaze falls on the Timex on the nightstand.  “You’ve slept too late,” a voice says. (Mind you, this is a voice in the head. …

Lit Lesson #23 Learning from Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens has, as of this posting, spent ninety four weeks on the NYT Best Seller list. That’s almost two years running. People have strong opinions about this book; “Loved it,” “Couldn’t stand it,” “Haunting,” “Trite,” “Memorable.” No matter what you feel about a book, you can always learn from it, as Stephen King says. …