I dedicate this story to those people who are fighting for their lives and freedom.
Author of Wee Three: A Mother's Love in Verse, Innocence, and Wonder, A Poet's Journey: Emotions, Sunlight and Shadows, Dinky: The Nurse Mare's Foal, The Choosing, Darkness Descends, and The Between Times, Keeping The Upper Paw: A Cat's Guide to Training Your Human. The Divide series
Monday, July 25, 2022
Sunday, July 24, 2022
“IT'S A PARANORMAL POWERHOUSE OF A STORY. KEEPS THE PAGES TURNING. WHEN A STORY CAN GET UNDER MY SKIN LIKE THIS, I GO LOOK FOR WHATEVER ELSE THE AUTHOR HAS WRITTEN.” THE VOID BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP
"The Void", the first true paranormal short story written by Marta Moran Bishop, is reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock or The Twilight Zone of later days. It will take you deep into the mind and heart of someone either living through a serious mental illness, or something mysterious and dangerous residing in the void.
Many years earlier, Altori and her sister Helen moved into the village. Last year, during the night of no moon, Helen went out into the void and nearly died. A terrible disease spread through her body. She ran away to escape the possibility of death at the hands of the frightened villagers.
Will Altori survive the void and find her sister? Did Helen ever exist, or is Altori suffering from mental illness?
The author takes a great deal of time and effort into stimulating the reader's senses, but ultimately where is she leading us in this short prequel? Ultimately, "Brigadoon" and then "The Knowing" came to mind, but the again are we just eaves dropping into the mind of a mental patient?
The Void is an absolutely brilliant mind-bending story that will keep you guessing!
THEY CALLED HIM CRAZY ED - WAS HE CRAZY OR WAITING, AS HE SAID FOR THE WALL TO OPEN AGAIN AND TAKE HIM BACK TO HIS SOULMATE? A PARANORMAL LOVE STORY BY PATRICIA MORAN
The people in the neighborhood called him Crazy Ed. He sat day after day on an ashcan in the alley staring at the dirty brick wall. Most didn’t know where he had come from or why he was there, but Ed was a quiet man with silver hair, and a sad expression on his face, so they left him alone. Few noticed him and most paid no attention what-so-ever to him.
Once in a while if a spare moment presented itself they wondered who he was, until one day Ed disappeared.
FROM A PLOT TO OVERTHROW THE WHITE HOUSE IN 1933 TO TODAY'S EVENTS - DARKNESS DESCENDS (BOOK 1 IN THE DIVIDE SERIES) SHOWS US WHERE WE MIGHT BE HEADED BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP
Saturday, July 23, 2022
PIRATES, FAIRIES, SANTA, ELVES, ADVENTURERS IF TRUE ARE NOT FOR GIRLS - A POIGNANT LOOK AT THE WORLD THROUGH A YOUNG GIRL AND HOW SHE FIND JOY AGAIN - THE MADONNA BY PATRICIA MORAN
The Madonna is the story of childhood dreams lost and re-found. It is a brief snatch of a memory of a time when a young girl has found out all the things that grown-ups tell her she can't be or do, and the magic has gone out of her life. Yet, she finds something that forever brings back her ability to believe in more than what we call the ordinary.
I labeled it fiction although I believe it to be a memory that my mother had of a day and time in her youth. Knowing my mother as I did, something like it could have happened.
Until the day she died, she believed that all things were possible.
The Madonna was a peek into the mind of a young girl who had learned that her magical childhood dreams were not reality, and if those things like looking for buried treasure was not for girls. Girls had to learn to be proper, was a poignant look at what some of us do to our children.
This line from the book stuck in my mind, and will continue to as I watch my grandchildren grow.
'And then I’ll be just like all the rest, she thought, never doing anything that is different or exiting, never do any of the things she had read about, because they were all lies.'
It is a poignant little story that does bring hope at the end.
Friday, July 22, 2022
“A SHORT DARK TALE THAT INVOLVES GHOSTS, EMOTIONS, AND MURDER. A TALE THAT HAS A VERY INTERESTING TWIST THAT HAD ME GASPING!” AN UNUSUAL GHOST STORY: GEORGE HAINT BY HELEN DIESSNER
In the old South, a haint was a ghost or evil spirit. George Haint, originally begun by Helen Diessner in 2012, takes us into the most unusual ghost story you will probably ever hear.It is not only a ghost story but a short story of murder most foul and takes place in the mid-1800s, in the Virginia City, Nevada, area during the gold- and silver-mining days. The story contains a lot of local history of the area.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Haunting Story with a Shocking Twist
Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2022
I was intrigued by the idea of a story begun by the late author, Helen Diessner, and finished as a work of love by Marta Moran Bishop. I also enjoy horror fiction. The story of George Haint pulls you in with its haunting melancholy beginnings. George worked in the gold mines and lived with his wife in their isolated mountain cabin in the desert. The story opens after her death, and George mourns alone. This part of the story was reminiscent of works by Henry James, such as The Romance of Certain Old Clothes or the ambience of The Turn of the Screw. And just when I settled into my expectations, the story took a horrifyingly dark turn. It's not often a story shocks me, but this one did. It's a short work, but well worth the read...with the light on.
WHAT HAPPENED TO CRAZY ED THAT MADE HIM SIT IN THE DIRTY ALLEY STARING AT THE WALL DAY AFTER DAY? WHERE DID HE DISAPPEAR TO? THE OTHER SIDE A SHORT PARANORMAL LOVE STORY BY PATRICIA MORAN AND MARTA MORAN BISHOP
An emotional story of a love affair gone horribly wrong. Will Ed find Isle again? Will he be able to accept a life he would never have imag...
A NOVEL THAT WILL RIP YOUR HEART IN TWO AND STITCH IT BACK TOGETHER - AWARD-WINNING - DINKY: THE NURSE MARE'S FOAL BY MARTA MORAN BISHOPWinnie Award Winner at the Equus Film Festival. Dinky: The Nurse Mare’s Foal is the story of one little foals fight for survival after being...
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