By Amanda Pizzolatto Word Count: 3331 Rating: G Summary: Queen Scheherazade has a mission for young Ananse, a hero in training, but can he complete it? “Uncle Remus! Aunt Nancy! I’m home!” called out Henry right before slamming the door behind him. A dark-skinned woman in her forties appeared around the corner. “Henry Charles Anderson! How... Continue Reading →
By Brenton Dickieson, January 1, 2016 Word Count: 990 Rating: G Summary: An analysis of Christmas as presented in Narnia, and a suggestion for how it could be used to understand Christmas in the real world. “Always winter and never Christmas.” This is the condition where we first discover Narnia in The Lion, the Witch,... Continue Reading →
By Amanda Pizzolatto Word Count: 3441 Rating: PG Summary: The crossover world of Antillian celebrates Christmas. Nico di Angelo slunk to the far wall as his eyes darted over the large crowd. He could just make out Hazel Levasque's curly head. Jason Grace was busy helping the shedus* fly the ornaments to the higher half... Continue Reading →
Goewyn knew there was no need for constant conversation between her and Rhodon, but she had come for a reason. “My father and Aunt Betsan sent me out here to find you.” “Oh, yes?” “Yes, they want to invite you to our Christmas Eve celebration. It’s only two days away, you know.” Only two days from Christmas, already? If the winter rain didn’t come soon… “You know I have never been fond of parties, Goewyn.”
Although the movie showed little success at its first publication (perhaps the title turned people away?), it became wildly popular in 1988 (when VHS and new-fangled “videos” were introduced) as the few who had first loved The Princess Bride showed it to their children… and then to their grandchildren.
Whereas he was surrounded by immortally cheerful little Elves, Santa Claus had once been a man, from Germany. He had been doing his charitable runs around the world for seventy years now, and he was tired.
At the brink of waterfalls and in the hills over the river, we get a little wild, don’t we? You all want to go hurtling right through, to the far side of sanity and fences, with your hearts like songbirds.
By T.K. Wilson Word Count: 15261 Rating: PG for depictions of PTSD panic attacks and violence Summary: When Lady Goewyn of House Meridian meets the long missing treeman of roses, Lord Rhodon of the Western March, her eyes are opened to a new world of danger, magic, and healing. Epilogue: The Rose Seller In the... Continue Reading →
By Avellina Balestri, June 4, 2016 Word Count: 3612 Rating: G Summary: Favorite Disney movies and their impact on the author. In one way or another, all of us have been deeply affected by the legacy of Walt Disney. Maybe we fell in love with the magical animated features as kids or wound up visiting... Continue Reading →