One book, thirteen stories.
In The Nexus and Other Stories, science fiction author Elise Abram explores the myths of the modern world.
When seventeen-year-old Judith meets Cain, she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Cain is the most beautiful human being Judith has ever seen, but he hides a dangerous secret. When Jo-Jo, Cain’s surrogate father, offers her a job, she accepts, unaware she’s been recruited as a pawn in Jo-Jo’s ecoterrorist plot.
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is for Weather Pathetic fallacy is when inanimate objects of nature–specifically the weather–mimic human emotion. The distinction between pathetic fallacy and personification is as follows: personification “gives human attributes to abstract ideas, animate objects … Continue reading
is for Mood Mood (often called “atmosphere“) is the feeling a piece of writing evokes in the reader. This is often done through narrative tone, description and setting. After Molly finds Stanley’s body in … Continue reading
is for Lyric A lyric is a song-like poem meant to express the thoughts and feelings of a person. Shakespeare’s sonnets are a form of lyric poetry. In the short story “Aliens’ Waltz”, Josef … Continue reading
is for Doppelganger A doppelganger is a character’s double. The two characters have identical looks but different personalities and agendas. Both The Talisman and it’s sequel, Bleak House, by Stephen King, feature doppelgangers. … Continue reading