Creating a Great Friendship Between Characters // Craft Talk // Guest Blogger

By Samantha Amenn Rebecca is in Haiti and Nicole is writing. Please welcome our first guest blogger, Samantha Amenn. Sam is an avid reader and writer currently living in Illinois. She is currently writing a fantasy novel about a revolutionary fighting for his people’s freedom and against members within his own organization that are trying to sabotage … Continue reading Creating a Great Friendship Between Characters // Craft Talk // Guest Blogger

The Mites of Hilarity: part two of a humorous flight.

In this short story for weird fiction readers, follow two teenagers desperate to leave the shoddy umbrella of their lottery-winning parents. They discover opportunity in an untested piece of corporate technology and bizarre little bugs with an appetite for amusement.

The Mites of Hilarity: part one of an outlandish comedy

A short story for weird fiction readers that follows two teenagers desperate to leave the shoddy umbrella of their lottery-winning parents. They discover opportunity in an untested piece of corporate technology and bizarre little bugs with an appetite for amusement.

Depth of Character

Depth of Character, by Nicole Van Den Eng. Writing is multi-faceted and intensive and takes a lifetime to cultivate. It’s difficult and is a continuously evolving learning process. Most of us write because we are driven to; the end result drives us to learn the details and the how-to. Pursuing improvement, I'm constantly trying to … Continue reading Depth of Character

The Manors, Part 2

Story by Rebecca Zornow Photo Credit to Nolan Issac on Unsplash I hope you enjoyed the first installment of The Manors last month. Part 2, the final piece of this story, is posted down below. Before you start reading, I want to congratulate Adriana M. from Wisconsin on winning the signed No. 1 Ladies’ Detective … Continue reading The Manors, Part 2

Canine Repentance

CANINE REPENTANCE By Nicole Van Den Eng I opened the front door because something was scratching at it. The sensor light on my porch flicked on. I opened my door to the twilight. Over my front lawn, across a lonely country road, the distance was quiet. My brow creased. Something brushed over my calves. I … Continue reading Canine Repentance

The Manors, Part 1

It was a Sunday afternoon in deep summer and Minnie just finished describing how she French kissed Benjamin last Friday night, a boy we’ve both known since second grade. I thought about what she said for a moment, then asked, “Don’t you remember the time Benjamin superglued Mrs. Harmon’s stapler to the bottom of her … Continue reading The Manors, Part 1

Wintertide and Eve

The foundation of poetry is recognizing the power of words. ‘Storm’ is a good example. And we put powerful words together to illustrate messages: ‘a storm opened up and drowned the city.’ Those are words with heavy meaning, figurative or not. But still, poetry is word play. There’s not an official way a poem must … Continue reading Wintertide and Eve