Thus, the story here presented will be told by more than one pen, as the story of an offence against the laws is told in Court by more than one witness—with the same object, in both cases, to present the truth always in its most direct and most intelligible aspect; and to trace the course […]
Author Archive | Mary C.M. Phillips
“My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.” – Edith Wharton I’ve always loved that quote. Wharton had a passion for small “toy” dogs as many of her photographs prove. Although I’m partial to my darling Shih-Tzus, Wharton loved other toy breeds. She owned several Pekingese (as was her favorite dog, “Linky”), as well […]
Considered one of most beautiful of fairytales, Undine is the story of an enchanting water spirit who leaves the underworld in order to obtain a soul. We first meet Undine as a rambunctious child, drenched from head to toe. She appears suddenly (and eerily) as a sort of “substitute daughter” to a poor fisherman and […]
Sometimes you know. You just know. Instinctively and naturally, you avoid certain people. It’s usually because of something they’ve done; some past act that makes you uncomfortable or something they’ve said (perhaps even in jest). Whatever the case, something just doesn’t sit quite right with you. They show up and instinctively an internal sensor goes […]
While reading Hollow City this month — with all its peculiar language — I could not help but think of J. R. R. Tolkien’s work for several reasons: the battle between good and evil (obviously), the talking animals, the invisibility of particular characters, and the fictitious — yet somehow acceptable – language. For instance: ymbryne: […]
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. I have read all Mrs. Radcliffe’s works, and most of them with great pleasure. The Mysteries of Udolpho, when I had once begun it, I could not lay down again; — I remember finishing it in […]
Like all Quirk books, The Meowmorphosis is a mash-up which takes a classic tale and spins it into fun absurdity (not that the original The Metamorphosis was ever lacking in absurdity).
Today member Mary C.M. Phillips shares some thoughts on writing classes, prompts, and this month’s reading selection. Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a copy of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, courtesy of Quirk Books!
Family and friends have gathered at Pemberley for the much anticipated wedding of Kitty Bennet to Mr. Winkler. All the fine wedding particulars of flowers, tasty food and good wine are discussed and supervised by the Mistress of Pemberley, our dear Elizabeth Darcy. So far, a happy and pleasant story. But, things soon […]
Last Monday my husband and I started taking ballroom dancing lessons. It was his idea. I kid you not!
Reading Dreaming of Mr. Darcy made me want to do two things: Visit Lyme Regis and re-read Persuasion.