Category: Literature

Original short stories, poetry, and book reviews.

Short Story: My Dear Sister

Chapter 1 “So, yeah…” I finish saying to Alex. He keeps reminding me to call him by his first name. I suppose he helps to make me perceive this as being more of a casual setting. “I see,” he replies. Then pauses. Oh boy,…

Short Story: Can’t Sleep

It is 1am. I think I am losing my mind. I’ve lost count of the number of times I have walked by the front window to see if your car was in my driveway. My constant checking of your social media pages has become…

Short Story: Three Years Later

I didn’t think it was her at first. The bar was busy, but it was at that time when people started to leave to either head home or find some late night food. She was standing with two other female friends, finishing off their…

Poem: Move On

There was a time, not long ago Where I knew not, this sorrow. Before you took me to bed and began to mess with my head.

Short Story: The Appointment

I have an appointment this evening with Evelyn White. I would hesitate to call it a date, as there is some business we need to attend to. Evelyn currently resides at 210 Montgomery Avenue, which is only two blocks off of Main Street. Cold Springs…

Short Story: The Man, The Mountain, and The God

The old stories always told of the mountain. The mountain where the god lived. In some of the stories, he was kind. In others, he was vengeful. Which of the stories was true, the man wondered. He had asked this question aloud once, at…

Book Review: The Boy Who Drew Monsters

Last year I began my own tradition of reading a horror/thriller book around Halloween. Consider it my way of mentally getting into the season. The first book I read was a classic; The Shining by Stephen King. It was an exciting read and I…

Book Review: The Name of the Wind

A few weeks ago, we published an article that listed five books on our wishlist. Last week, we reviewed a book on the list, Lexicon. This week The Motley Experience reviews another book on the list, one that we were very excited to read. The Name…

Book Review: Lexicon

In a previous article, we listed five books on The Motley Experience’s “wish list”. One of these books was the highly acclaimed novel by Max Barry, Lexicon. This is a science fiction novel that reads as a thriller. The premise of the story is…

Books to Look Out For

Normally, on a Monday, The Motley Experience provides readers with a book review. The books reviewed are always read by The ME staff before being written about. This week we will take a different approach and list some novels, old and new, that are…