Fighting the Long Defeat

By Avellina Balestri, August 25, 2015 Word Count: 248 Rating: G Summary: A poem of Chesterton, Tolkien, Lewis, Noyes & Jacques. Why do our stories March on before us? Those who remember them Oft times ignore us But our presence is there; Our spirit-borne breath Enlivens each telling Defying our deaths *** It is that!... Continue Reading →

The Elf and the Orc: Chapter 8

By Brittany Keller (alias Silverneko),  Word Count: 25,304 (total) Rating: PG for mild violence and language Summary: While escaping Orc Hunters, Morfang son of Gorbag finds himself in Mirkwood forest and meets the sister of Legolas Thranduilion, Lindariel. Will Lindariel’s compassion reach Morfang, or will Morfang abuse Lindariel’s kindness to avenge his fallen comrades? Chapter... Continue Reading →

Life and Death

Life and Death: Why I Avoid “Sorcery” in My Fantasy Novels By Kara Swanson Word Count: 478 words Rating: PG-13 for disturbing imagery. Summary: The author shares her story of why she doesn't use magic in her stories. Magic. Sorcery. Wizards. They seem to be pretty essential components to any fantasy or whimsical story. And as... Continue Reading →

Legend of the Lost: Chapter 6

"I know you're not so tough. You like to act that way, but I know you, Sev. I know, I know deep down you're good...and no mater how far down you bury it, that goodness will resurface some day."

One Bazaar Day

“Spock, it’s an interplanetary bazaar. It’s supposed to be lively.” “We had better stay in a group,” he decided. “Come with me, ladies.”

Lady Catewyn?

"Your father loves you and I love your father. This means that I must choose. I can choose to hurt your father by hurting you, or I can choose to be kind to you, to help your father."

A Prayer to the Stranger

"Perhaps a day will come when he will come among us in his fullness, and we will be sure to reject him, for he will be the stranger still, and I doubt we will have grown much wiser than we are now."

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