By Avellina Balestri Word Count: 3335 Rating: PG (Mild blood and sensuality) Summary: This is an excerpt of a flashback that takes place in Longbows and Rosary Beads, a Robin Hood retelling novel-in-progress. The shadow of a figure in simple-cut huntsman’s garb cast itself along the shimmering emerald of the forest ferns. It moved swiftly between […]
By MariaTeresa Carzon Word Count: 1098 Rating: G Summary: An analysis of the historicity of Robin Hood. Robin Hood is one of the most famous heroes of classic literature. Originally written in medieval times, the story has been loved by people, old and young, throughout the world for many years. It is a great account […]
By Amanda Pizzolatto (AKA Aurora Mandeville) Originally Published November 17, 2015 Word Count: 357 Rating: G Summary: A mediation of the rosary and Our Blessed Lady Joyful Virgin dressed in brown Riding into that little town Your husband looks for a place to stay Your Baby is coming any day His coming will bring great […]
By Ariel Klay and the Members of the Starship Asimov Fan Club Word Count: Story in Progress, to be determined. Rating: PG-13 (minor blood and sensual content) Summary: The Adventures of the Crew of Starfleet Science vessel USS Asimov. Captain’s log, supplemental, Captain Amanda McCoy reporting: having docked at Starbase 506 in order to take on […]
By Patrick W Kavanagh Word Count: 255 Rating: PG (Alcohol use and suicidal thoughts) Summary: Guinevere contemplates her life. Would that I had never seen the sun light up the sky at dawn, With pink and silver clouds that bode a better day than ever came. Would that I’d been deaf, unheeding of the chorus […]
Word Count: 9613
Rating: PG (Disturbing imagery, minor language)
Summary: When Harry Potter takes on the alter-ego of a girl named Lilian, Severus Snape believes he’s seeing Lily’s ghost.
Harry didn’t know why he responded to the name. True, it was a ‘name’ he’d given to this version of himself, Lilian, if one wanted be exact. This foreign feminine body with its dark red hair, delicate features, and hazel-green eyes. But people didn’t typically respond to names that weren’t their own, so why? Harry faltered mid-stride in the stretch of torch-lit corridor, his grip tightening on the strap of his book bag, as he realized he couldn’t really say for sure? No one had ever called him Lily before. If he’d any sense, he would have kept walking. It was near curfew. He had no reason to stop.
Perhaps it was that silky and sonorous voice that so often promised trouble, or at least detention? The sort of low voice that one couldn’t help attuning their ears to (“Bottle fame, brew glory”), even when the words spoken were cruel and crushing, mocking and derisive. It was a voice that engendered his resentment, that reminded him that this was one of the people he hated most in the world.
By LastCrazyHorn Word Count: Rating: PG-13 for brief language, violence, and depictions of abuse Summary: A disabled Harry comes to Hogwarts story. Everyone expects him to be like his dad, but how can he be with such a different past? A Slytherin Harry takes on Hogwarts in an unusual way. He was burning. Harry remembered […]
By Amanda Pizzolatto Word Count: 1725 Rating: PG (mild peril) Summary: Merida and Hiccup team up to stop and evil plot. “Oh, how could have I been so stupid? We basically got the cauldron for the Bear King!” “Of course, that explains our easy escape!” “Merida, not now,” grumbled Hiccup. “What do you mean, […]
By Avellina Balestri, Originally Published February 3, 2015 Word Count: 286 Rating: G Summary: The proof of love for friendship. You don’t have to be anything to me Except yourself Nor prove your worth to me Except through your own presence You don’t have to rattle, ramble, or rush Through a thousand thoughts Deep and […]
By Donna L. Ferguson Dudley Word Count: 246 Rating: G Summary: The story of how Arthur won Excalibur. From far and wide the nobles rushed, “Excalibur” to claim, But it was meant for one who knew not his own princely name. Arthur, raised as bastard, by a friend of great King Uther Was through the […]