REVIEW: Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde - a review by C.L. Stegall

Visceral, Like A Punch to the Throat Title: Atomic Blonde Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman Rating: R, Restricted CL’s Review: I went purposefully into Atomic Blonde with no preconceived notions of what to expect other than an action thriller. True, I hold some expectations when it comes to the actors involved.

Book Bound

Book Bound with Michelle Prince

I recently attended a writing workshop put on by the seemingly always effervescent Michelle Prince called “Book Bound.” I have to say that I went in with an open mind, as I am a fiction writer and I had pretty good idea that this was geared more towards non-fiction writers. Or, aspiring writers, to be more accurate. Everyone has a story. This was noted several times and I could not agree more.  I know that I consider myself a rather average guy yet, when I […]

Eternal Dreamers

Coerced Wonder - Imagination

When I was a kid, I found escape through my (apparently) limitless imagination. I built forts which I protected from marauding Indians and errant spaceship attacks. I ran through the woods, chased by imaginary monsters and/or hit-men. I climbed trees to reach the heavens…sometimes falling back to the earth with a resounding bit of reality marking my skin and sometimes bones. By the time I reached high school, I converted that imagination into a flow of words that, to this very day, has failed to […]