Siren – Jessica Michael

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There is an ache like oceans

emptying themselves of everything but salt.

I walk the bottom,

cut my feet with wandering,

I fear her reckless chasms

and keep going.

Because for years

I thought I had a choice

in who and what and how I loved

when the only choice I ever had

was if I loved at all.

Here I am,

singing music to call the sea to shore.

10036_2Jessica Michael lives and writes in Prescott, AZ when she’s not traveling this intriguing blue planet. Her work has appeared in Allegro, Comstock Review, Red Fez, Rebelle Society, Outdoor Australia, and others. Find her poetry and photography at www.authorjessicamichael.com or follow her on Instagram as @authorjessicamichael.

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Book Review. Wish Upon a Shell by Kay Correll & Summer at the Comfort Food Café by Debbie Johnson.

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After I read Almost Adults by Ali Pantony I read two other books of a similar genre.
Wish Upon a Shell by Kay Correll and Summer at the Comfort Food Café by Debbie Johnson.

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I downloaded Wish Upon a Shell purely because I loved the cover. I loved the images, the colours, the memories it evoked. The story wasn’t too bad either. It tells the story about a baker, called Julie and her life as the owner of a bakery on a small island in Florida. Alongside her are two friends, who also run their own businesses. They share the struggles of the hard work that goes into running a business that relies on summer tourist season. Reed Newman is the stranger that has come to the island to take time off work.
It was a very gentle romance. A well written story, with great characters.djsummer3d
Summer at the Comfort Food Café I downloaded a while ago. It was free, so. This story has six weeks of brilliance, it made me laugh and cry in equal measures. It is set near the Jurassic Coast, in Dorset and the whole setting was dreamlike. If I walked into the setting in this story I wouldn’t want to go- home. It sounded perfect. The Comfort Food Café I wish was a real place. Its characters, with their own pasts and stories, were perfect for this story. I liked how grief was a theme and covered loss, loneliness, moving on.

Setting was important in both books. I think a well described setting can make character more real because we can use our imaginations to see ourselves with the characters and it can make reading so much cosier somehow. Like you never want the book to end.