Oblivion Avenue (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Inspired by a dream filled with ideas for characters and places just waiting for their chance to appear in fiction somewhere.] Along Oblivion Avenue           or so I have heard   ideas exist in a state between what might be                    and what might never have been         the road           Continue reading “Oblivion Avenue (A Poem)”

A Character Named Metafiction (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Another highly experimental piece, based on the literary genre of metafiction.] A character named Metafiction     is aware she is a character named Metafiction who     lives within the margined boundaries of this poem           much like a happy robin           safe inside her nest high in a tree ThisContinue reading “A Character Named Metafiction (A Poem)”

A Character of a Poem

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I love experimenting with different types of characters.] I am a character   born from the words of this poem        a fiction given textual life by a writer My existence is a mystery to me             Who am I at this very moment but a voice?                    Do IContinue reading “A Character of a Poem”

The Fairytale Rhythms of Inkheart

Cornelia Funke‚Äôs Inkheart is a fairytale tribute to the magical qualities that stories possess. Young Maggie resides with her father, a well-traveled bookbinder she has always called Mo, in a humble farmhouse where books crowd every available nook in piles and stacks. They lead quiet but pleasant lives dominated by a love of reading, untilContinue reading “The Fairytale Rhythms of Inkheart”

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