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Author : Jill Zeller

Author of numerous novels and short stories, Jill Zeller is a Left Coast writer, 2nd generation Californian, retired registered nurse, and obsessed gardener. She lives in Oregon with her patient husband, 2 silly English mastiffs and 2 rescue cats—the silliest of all.

Dispatch from Oregon: 2020 Fires

Originally published September 2020 Tomorrow, Sunday, when this is published, things will be exactly the same. The 24-hour time span between this writing and when

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The Brothers and the Ladies

Originally published March 2018 The term “Big Five” is tossed around by camera-safari tourists, but the phrase has more sinister origins. Big game hunters named

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October: Carnival of Souls

Originally published October, 2019 In honor, with the rest of the nation, of Horror Month, I decided to write movie reviews. The idea came to

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Equinox, Cusp and Frodo

Originally published September 2019 I personally feel that a person’s personality is ruled by their date of birth. Dynamics are in play that we never

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Tarot for Amateurs

Originally published September 2017 Do you have a tarot deck? I have three, but this in no way compares to friends of mine who own

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Originally published September 2020 Last night the husband and I got out the emergency whiskey. This sacred bottle of Washington State’s Woodinville Rye has seen

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You Can’t Stop Stepford

Originally posted October 2019 I want to talk about two movies that scream for context. By 1975, through consciousness raising, bra burning, and symbolic jettisoning

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Haunting Children

Originally published October 2019 Henry James’s “Turn of the Screw” has been chewed up and swallowed by many film adaptations. Before I read the novella,

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Chocolate as a Weapon

Originally published April, 2021 I wanted to find out if chocolate had ever been used to kill someone, outside of adding poison to the drink.

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