"Eye For an Eye" by Corinne Hastings
This delightful romp takes the reader behind the scenes at a very peculiar all-girls' Catholic boarding school. Full of secret societies and absurd clubs, the hoary school is home to a feast of glorious characters who are sure to make you laugh out loud. And, just perhaps, make you fall in love with them.
Plagiarism and the headmistress's beloved - albeit murdered - dog add intrigue to this hilarious, enlightening tale.
"Introducing Dosandra" by Lita Lepie
Prequel to The Enlightened Detective. This short mystery recounts the tale of a four year old African American girl who, after getting a full scholarship to an all-white upper-crust private school, encounters a "Shen" - a benign ghost - whom only she can see. Her nanny is a Taoist Master who has trained her in the Tao since she was an infant.
Alone in the school room, Dosandra is discovered with the class's little parakeet, Sweetie, in two pieces dead in her blood-stained hands.
Did she decapitate the bird? Is the Shen there for a reason? Is there even really a Shen involved?
"Only Love" by Anonymous
only love, mysticism, infinite questions and
infinite answers consumed in conflagrations uncontrollable
and left this world’s
pale colors, insipid
emotions, charades of living
Black Lotus by Lita Lepie
"Possibly one of the most artful colloquial narratives of the past decade."
- E. Cohen
"My only criticism is that it wasn’t long enough..."
"...film noir in a book..."
"Awareness of race, gender and sexual orientation shades [Black Lotus] with great depth..."