Guest writer Becca's short story, "Albert," as seen in The Elixir. The old man sat at the bar, nursing a whisky. “Take it easy there, Albert. It’s only just half four; you should pace yourself.” Albert smiled wryly at the grimacing barkeep. “I’m 81 years old and I fought in a war. I’ve served out …

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My short story, "Speak," as seen in The Elixir. The door chimed as she walked in, the sound almost lost amongst the gurgle of the espresso machine, the whir of whipped cream, and the chatter of caffeinated customers. “Hi! Welcome to Starbucks,” he said brightly. Geez chill out—you’ll scare her off. She smiled slightly. Hello, Jim. “Would …

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Pride & Prejudice(s)

Intro Pride & Prejudice—directed by Joe Wright and released in 2005—is a charming and perfectly amiable adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel of the same name. The things that make this version shine are the casting, specifically Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen’s performances as, arguably, the most beloved couple in literature. Screenplay As an adaptation, …

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