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flaming horse


By Veronica Rossi
Rated by Debbie L.
Feb 26, 2017

Recently deceased, Gideon becomes one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and is tasked with fighting off the evil Kindred who want to enslave humans. The story begins with Gideon being held and questioned by authorities who want to know why he was involved in a recent battle. I enjoyed how the story unfolds as Gideon relays unfathomable events that occurred over the past several weeks leading up to his present precarious situation.

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Cover image of I Will Send Rain. A woman stands biting her finger in a gritty black-and-white photograph.

I Will Send Rain

By Meadows, Rae
Rated by Kari E.
Feb 25, 2017

I Will Send Rain is both bleak and hopeful. You will feel a lot of things while reading this perfectly crafted, emotional story of an Oklahoma farm family living through the Dust Bowl.

Latest Read Local

The 3 a.m. Epiphany
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. We are working through the exercises in Brian Kiteley's The 3 A.M.

Latest Listen Local

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

The Black Creatures are Xavier (AKA /encode) and Jade, a duo whose music is built from dark pop, soul and science-fiction. Their first EP, 2016' s Mouth to Mouth establishes their sound as a hybrid of musical, cinematic and literary influences, from Phillip K. Dick to H.P. Lovecraft to 2001: A Space Odyssey. We're fortunate to share an interview with this new Kansas City du about their work, influences and recording process. Enjoy!

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