Finish Line

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There’s only One-Way to live, only One-Way to be, only one road to follow, only one place you’re free. One-way or no way, simple as that, the One-Way and right way is right where you’re at. The One-Way will twist you and the One-Way will turn you, the fire inside will scorch you and burn you. Staying One-Way means you will reach its end, but without the One-Way middle, you’ll never learn how to bend. One-Way or no way, upside or down, without the path of the One-Way, you’re sure to lose ground. The One-Way is simple, the One-Way is true, the One-Way is me patiently waiting for you.

via Daily Prompt: One-Way

One-Way

Paradise Bitten

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There lies the apple that stopped her heart
Gone a chosen life with its nasty black art

Because the witch demands love and beauty and price
A man was required and thought a kiss should suffice

She never wanted to fall in love, especially with a fool
But the price for freedom was to live under his rule

Never asking to be a bride or a wife
She took up her skirts and ran for her life

The witch was careless and left the apple behind
And with one big bite, a death note was signed

Freedom comes in the ways we demand
And by sleeping forever she chose her dreamland

via Daily Prompt: Bite

Bite

Book Review: Welcome To Sortilege Falls (Grape Merriweather Book One) by Libby Heily

cover126351-mediumsorNo one has ever met a girl named Grape, and Grape has never met anyone like The Models. She is a confident, self-assured teenager who gets a verbal sucker-punch on her first day of school. Already reeling from the recent death of her father and a move to a new town, it was the last thing she expected.  The Models are also the last thing she was expecting. They are ethereal to the point of suspicion and they dominate the town. Pie-eyed adults and kids alike give The Models anything they want. One of them, Mandy, decides she likes Grape, and thus the story begins. Garden gnomes litter the town and something isn’t right in the woods behind Grape’s house. The Models are getting sick and dying at an alarming rate. The adults know something but no one is talking. Why does Grape’s brother spend so much time in the woods? Is that a really dorky man trying to befriend her, or is he a vampire? Why can The Models say and do anything they want without repercussions? Wait, did that garden gnome move? It’s up to Grape and a cast of eccentric, oddball characters to right the wrongs before anyone else dies. I enjoyed every minute of this book. In the sci-fi/paranormal world of teen novels, it can get repetitive and dull. There is nothing dull in the world of Sortilege Falls! This tale is so outrageous and fun it’s like nothing I’ve read before. I’m off to buy the second book and see what Grape and her friends get into next.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own.