Cutting the Cord: A Game of Thrones Serial – Prologue: The Escape

By Avellina Balestri (alias Rosaria Marie) Word Count: 83136 Rating: PG-13 for violence, sexuality, language, and other intense thematic material Summary: In this serial, Sansa and Tyrion escape from Westros at King’s Landing, heading for the unknown. What dangers will they face? Will love overcome the darkness around them? The night was dark and full of […]

Sine Caritas Non Est: An Essay on Divine and Human Love

By Lucy Rutherford Word Count: 2268 Rating: PG (mild sexual content) Summary: A discussion of the difference between Charity (God’s Love) and Eros (Romantic Love). They were both college students, both Technology majors, both fond of line dancing and Virginia Reels. They had a common interest in applied technology and they found a common solace in […]

Love Will Save Us: A Harry Potter Story

By Barbara Greer Word Count: 2218 Rating: PG for mild sensuality Summary: Harry and Ginny enjoy their final few days together before the final battle with Voldemort. As I watch you move, across the moonlit room There’s so much tenderness in your loving Tomorrow I must leave, the dawn knows no reprieve God give me […]

My Kindred Spirit: A Tribute to Lucy Maud Montgomery and Her World of Avonlea

By Gina Marinello-Sweeney Word Count: 787 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: Read this tribute to Lucy Maud Montgomery, the beloved author of “Anne of Green Gables” who has served as an inspiration for many young novelists letting their creativity flow. “The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but […]

The Pomegranate and the Lioness: A Crossover Story

By Amanda Pizzalatto (alias Aurora Mandeville) Word Count: 4922 Rating: PG (some violence) Summary: A crossover featuring Nico Di Angelo and Lucy Pevensie A long, long time ago; back when Narnia was enjoying its golden days, when demigods and mortals lived side by side, there lived a very special family called the Pevensies. Aslan named […]

Of Local Importance: A Movie Review of “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill, But Came Down A Mountain”.

“A delightful dose of laughter and inspiration, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain is the saga of a small Welsh community and their refusal to be cowed in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.”

Scarlet Wings

By Avellina Balestri (alias Rosaria Marie) Word Count: Rating: PG for war imagery Summary: A poem of lost love and war. I love my love And whereon he moves… I love my love And where he flies On scarlet wings Through blood-red skies A dove appears On spring’s bright morn But feathers freeze In winter’s […]

The Pomegranate: An Original Fairy Tale

By Amanda Pizzolatto (alias Aurora Mandeville) Word Count: 652 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: An original fairy tale in the mold of Andersen and Le Prince de Beaumont. Once upon a time, in a faraway land, lived a sickly king and his three children. Sensing that his days were coming to an end, […]

Christmas in the Old World: A Fantastic Beasts Story

“Queenie Kowalski, I love you more than I thought possible. Don’t you see, darling? Our lives are full of a new hope and love that can prosper here. I can’t be unhappy or regretful, so put that nonsense away and let the light chase away the shadow.”