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 →

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 →

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