Author: Emma

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Butterflies bring the freezing air

I’m going to talk about anxiety, my anxiety.

Not the normal kind, you know, that feeling you get before a job interview or when you’re trying to figure out if you should have the steak or the fish at a restaurant. I mean the kind of anxiety that has every cell in your body ringing, so that lying still feels like being in an earthquake.

It’s a debilitating feeling.

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Review: A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Did you feel that tingle in your bones when you heard a new Hunger Games book was being released? I did – I was thrilled to bits! When a series and its characters leaves such an impression on you, it’s natural to think about them long after the last words are read. When I heard that this book would be about President Snow’s youth, I was curious – who doesn’t like a good origin story? Especially when it’s a villain’s origin story – I’m always fascinated to learn how someone’s experiences in life lead them down various pathways to good or evil. This book should have been right up my alley. So let’s review it…

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‘Oblivion’ Chapter One

I’m currently almost halfway through my first full-length novel, Oblivion. I have been working on this since late-2019, and with the whole end-of-the-world events happening since the beginning of the year, it’s been put to the side in favor of more practical pursuits (boring). Because 2020 is the year that we say, ‘why not!’ to everything, I’ve decided to release the first chapter of my novel here for you to read.