Virago: Part the Fourth — Sisters

First chapter: Part the First – Fire & Rain

Previous chapter: Virago: Part the Third — Neighbours

“The floor is lava!” Kelsey once screamed. This had caused Hannah to look at her in exasperation. Even though she was only two years older, Hannah had always treated the age gap very dramatically. Anything Kelsey had taken pleasure in as a child, Hannah had treated with distant superiority. Puzzles, dolls, cartoons, any of the apps on Kelsey’s bedroom wall. Hannah was always light years ahead of her. That particular day whenever Kelsey had discovered that the living room floor was, in fact, made of lava, Hannah was having none of it. She was busy teaching their parents’ android how to cook macaroni and cheese by using milk instead of water. It was a very grown-up thing to do. She didn’t have time to jump from pillow to pillow howling at the top of her lungs if her toe accidentally touched the carpet. That was all Kelsey and her childish imagination. Hannah never believed in any of that nonsense.

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Astro-bite: Notes on Liberation

Editor’s Note: A forthcoming collection of poetry titled Liberating the Astronauts by Christina M. Rau will be debuting in 2017. Tea & Fiction is very excited to share excerpts from the collection. From the Pointer Sisters doing the Neutron Dance to David Bowman’s exclamation while traveling through the stargate near Jupiter— from stealing Joan Didion’s sadness to erasing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby— this collection weaves its way through the paradoxical struggle of wanting freedom while fearing it.

In Liberating The Astronauts, we see that not fitting in gives us the freedom to stand out.

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Demon Part 7

Editor’s Note: If you haven’t caught up check out Part 1 Part 2Part 3,  Part 4,  Part 5, Part 6 of Demon

Kallan sits at her desk filling out paperwork for other case files for the first time in weeks.  Paperwork, as mundane as it, can be soothing.  When the brain power needed, is to make sure that the correct words filled in the correct spots.  Followed by a summary of the actions taken during the case. Boring but effective.

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Tea & Review – Rogue One: A One and Done Star Wars Story

Editor’s Note: The podcast contains spoilers. The written review is spoiler free. 

In today’s world, we live a society that loves to exploit popular franchises to the max.

Example: The Hobbit,  one book that ended up being 3 movies of excessiveness.

Hunger Games, cutting the last book in 2 parts for no good reason at all.

Hollywood loves to pull at our wallets till we’re broke. It has become a norm to say at the end of a film, “Well, I guess we have to wait a year to find out what happens!”

This is why I love, absolutely love Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Rogue One is exactly as promised: a self-contained story that doesn’t pull us into its depths to have us get emotionally invested in the characters and then leave you wanting more.

Rogue One drops us into the Star Wars franchise between the Episode 3 (Revenge of the Sith) and Episode 4 (A New Hope). Because Rogue One exists outside of the known canon of the franchise the storyline is given a lot of latitudes.

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Astro-bite: Introductions

Editor’s Note: A forthcoming collection of poetry titled Liberating the Astronauts by Christina M. Rau will be debuting in 2017. Tea & Fiction is very excited to share excerpts from the collection. From the Pointer Sisters doing the Neutron Dance to David Bowman’s exclamation while traveling through the stargate near Jupiter— from stealing Joan Didion’s sadness to erasing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby— this collection weaves its way through the paradoxical struggle of wanting freedom while fearing it.

In Liberating The Astronauts, we see that not fitting in gives us the freedom to stand out.

See you soon…

Virago: Part the Third — Neighbours

Previous chapters:

Part the First — Fire & Rain

Part the Second — Finagle the Fangs

Kelsey sat at a small table sipping watered-down coffee. The creator of this cup was definitely no connoisseur.

“How do you like it?” The old lady smiled at her guest. It was obvious that it had been a long time since she got to play hostess. Kelsey showed her teeth in an attempt to return the friendly gesture. She was still quite unnerved from the aggressive greeting she had received in the yard moments before.

“My name is Kelsey, by the way,” Kelsey chewed on the inside of her mouth as she finally met the gaze of the woman seated across from her.

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No Female Director for ‘Gotham City Sirens’

Well, smack my ass and call me Christmas.

Just when I had given 2016 up for dead a little light has glistened in this dark, dark time.

It was announced today that David Ayers, director of ‘Suicide Squad’, and Margot Robbie are teaming up to bring the ‘Gotham City Sirens’ to the silver screen.

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Astro-bite: Voices

Editor’s Note: A forthcoming collection of poetry titled: Liberating the Astronauts by Christina M. Rau will be debuting in 2017. Tea & Fiction is very excited to share excerpts from the collection. From the Pointer Sisters doing the Neutron Dance to David Bowman’s exclamation while traveling through the stargate near Jupiter— from stealing Joan Didion’s sadness to erasing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby— this collection weaves its way through the paradoxical struggle of wanting freedom while fearing it.

In Liberating The Astronauts, we see that not fitting in gives us the freedom to stand out.

Listen. Hear. Act.