Posts Tagged ‘book’

The Girl On the Train Looks Like One Heck Of A Ride

Posted by melissa kandel on July 20, 2016 in Film, Hollywood | No Comments

To read Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train is to take a lurid trip not only on a locomotive clacking its mundane way down the steel tracks of London but also to descend into the mind of a woman slipping earnestly toward madness. From a window seat on a commuter train to London, Rachel Watson, heartbroken […]

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I Finally Did It

Posted by melissa kandel on May 26, 2016 in Fiction, literature, On Writing, Personal | 3 Comments

Dear Friends, Today is kind of epic in the history of little word studio. Why? I published a book. Well, an eBook but it’s there on, alive and well, like a literary embryo floating amid the goop of the Interwebs, ready to breath its first baby-book breath into your tablet, iPhone, Android or Kindle reader. […]

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In The Bag

Posted by melissa kandel on August 16, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

By Melissa Marni His skin was old and ashen. Not ashen like a cigarette but ashen like the scorched embers of a campfire that had been left burning too long. Nikolai was the exact opposite: A tan-skinned, lanky figure of twenty six, with sun-dipped curls in his hair and a bright rose to his cheeks. […]

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Do You Read?

Posted by melissa kandel on July 18, 2015 in Fiction | 5 Comments

By Melissa Marni Dixon knew the exact moment when he crossed the county line. The deflated tension, the automatic exhale. Cops in Desperado were slow as the town they rode through on old horses or rusted police cars. Here rock and roll meant windswept stones and lonely tumbleweeds. Here time was a vagrant passerby with […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on March 11, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

In her seventeen years of life as they had so far been lived, Abigail Fountain came to learn there were exactly four things she absolutely could not stand: 1. Tomato sauce. Because really what was the point of some soupy version of a fine-enough vegetable? Or fruit. Or vegetable. 2. The ambiguous classification of the […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on March 1, 2015 in Fiction | 2 Comments

Not many people know my secret, so please don’t tell anyone I tattled but they call me Lupita and I live among the clouds. How? I can’t say. Why? I wish I knew. For as long as my mind can remember, I’ve floated among chunks of chubby cumulus and slivers of strati. And to be […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on February 26, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

The secret door. Over the mountain, across the wood, behind the waterfall. They had found it. Finally. Now they just needed to open it. But how?  And why? Because some cross-eyed, old man told them they must. Because something in his appearance – skin like crinkled parchment paper wrapped against sharp bone and a nose […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on December 21, 2014 in Photography | No Comments

Check out little word studio on Instagram for more photos and come back tomorrow, I’m working on a new story as you read this very line …

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Posted by melissa kandel on November 30, 2014 in Fiction | No Comments

 “Flood every river of your mind with only the muckiest of water and you will forever be quenched with the thirst of appeal.” -Salamandre, excerpt from a rejected submission to The Brixie Journal of Jangular Babbles and Jingular Enterprise, Spring Vol. XVII The first night among the shelves, Salamandre couldn’t sleep. Mr. Stickless had left […]

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