Showing posts from January, 2017

Coldest Winter-Pentatonix

Coldest Winter-Pentatonix By Catherine Mohs A friend of mine and I did Young Writers Program in November and enjoyed it so much that we decided to continue doing it. We came up with prompts for each other and in January decided to do song prompts. I wrote this “short” story for the Pentatonix song, “Coldest Winter.” For those of you who remember our Ranger’s Apprentice fan fiction, this is sort of a spinoff of that. It was my friend’s idea to put it in a modern setting as the Rangers Corps as a kind of elite police force. I hope you enjoy it! ***             Rea wakes to the insistent rapping on her door. Groaning, she rolls over to look at her phone. “Four o’clock! Alix, what are you doing? No sane person should be awake at this time!” Alix calls back through the door. “I never said that the people we’re going after is sane. Crime doesn’t stop during the night, Rea.” Rea moans as she climbs out of the warm bed and dresses hurriedly. As she steps out of the room, strapping on her bulletpr…

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Review: Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever

Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O'Reilly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*SPOILER ALERT* Excellent read! It had me captivated for every moment. In the beginning, it was a little slow, but for a lover of history facts (like me), it's excellent all the way through. It goes into great detail explaining the entire plot to kill Lincoln; I never knew that Booth had accomplices who were supposed to kill Vice President Johnson and Secretary of State Seward on the same night as Lincoln! Interesting little facts like those kept me intrigued throughout the book. I highly recommend this book for any lover of history, especially the Civil War. I read this book as I was studying the Civil War in history class at school and it has helped me greatly. The audiobook version is excellent too. Mr. O'Reilly does an amazing job at reading it and emphasizing certain parts.

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Song Post

I've been crazy busy and didn't have time last week to write up a blog post, so here I am...

Though I'd just share a song that I really like. My friend +Heidi W. sent it to me and I've enjoyed listening to it over and over again. Enjoy!

Rage Over a Lost Glove

For my Advanced Literature: Catholic class, we read The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope. For homework, we had to write our own mock epic (satirical) poem in heroic couplets with iambic pentameter. What are heroic couplets and iambic pentameter? Heroic couplets is a rhyming pattern that rhymes as A, A, B, B, C, C, etc. Iambic pentameter is a rhythm that contains ten syllables, the first syllable being unstressed and the second being stressed, resulting in a "da DA da DA da DA da DA da DA"pattern. We had to use exaggeration, incongruity, reversal, and parody in our poem.

I wrote my poem about a person losing a glove that he doesn't even care about. If any of you are avid classical music listeners, you might get my reference to Beethoven's "Rage Over a Lost Penny (Rondo a Capriccio)." :D Enjoy!

Rage Over A Lost Glove By Catherine Mohs Oh, when/ the sum/mer's leaves/ in green/ were clothed A gen/tle breeze/ from lov/ely south/ doth blowed Capriccio/ girded/ h…