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Song Title Challenge #36: Earache My Eye – Cheech and Chong

It’s time for this week’s Song Title Challenge.

Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song.  You can pick your own genre or use the one suggested to me.  Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.

If you would like to suggest a song title for a future post, you can do so from the challenge page.  You can also leave a suggestion on the Facebook page.

This week’s song is Earache My Eye by Cheech and Chong and the genre is Crime/Mystery.  It was suggested by bumblepuppies.

I have to say, I had fun with this one.  I’d love to know what you think.

Earache My Eye

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KokkieH Reviews Storm Front and Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

I just read the first two Dresden Files novels back to back and thought I’d try a joint review on them.

Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Cover artist not credited in book
Publisher: Penguin Books

Storm Front introduces us to Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden.  Dresden is a professional wizard who lives in Chicago.  He is also a private detective and consults with the Special Investigations Unit of the Chicago Police Department on more unusual cases. Continue reading “KokkieH Reviews Storm Front and Fool Moon by Jim Butcher”

KokkieH Reviews The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

The Shining Girls - Lauren BeukesThe Shining Girls by South African author Lauren Beukes revolves around Harper Curtis, a drifter in Chicago’s Hooverville in 1931.  Harper is on the run after killing a man when he finds the key to The House.  He discovers that the house allows him to step into other times and in the bedroom upstairs there are names written on the wall; names of girls that he stalks through time, his shining girls.

In 1989 one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and with the help of Dan Velasquez, a burned-out homicide reported who had covered her case, starts to investigate a number of brutal murders scattered through the decades, convinced that they are somehow connected to the attempt on her life. Continue reading “KokkieH Reviews The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes”

Song Title Challenge #18: Swing Life Away – Rise Against

It’s time for this week’s Song Title Challenge.

Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song.  You can pick your own genre or use the one suggested to me.  Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.

If you would like to suggest a song title for a future post, you can do so from the challenge page.  You can also leave a suggestion on the Facebook page.

This week’s song is Swing Life Away by Rise Against and the genre is Crime/Mystery.  Thanks to Anna from The Insanity Aquarium for the suggestion.

Swing Life Away

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Song Title Challenge #14: Battle Hymn of the Republic – Julia Ward Howe

It’s time for this week’s Song Title Challenge.

Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song.  You can pick your own genre or use the one suggested to me.  Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.

If you would like to suggest a song title for a future post, you can do so from the challenge page.  You can also leave a suggestion on the Facebook page.

This week’s song is The Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe and the genre is Crime/Mystery.  Thanks to bumblepuppies for the suggestion.

Battle Hymn of the Republic

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