The boy gaped, eyes wide, at the hall ten times as big as his father’s farm. The ceilings, a shade like the sky at midnight, arched above the boy, stretching on and on into an expanding infinity. The walls were painted with script in languages that bent the boys brain, languages humans should not understand. The air smelled of the comfortable cold, crisp and clean and sharp. The boy took a great inhale, basking in the chill after the sweltering heat of the ancient town. Then, there were the dancers. All around the boy, specters swirled in glittering ballgowns and elaborate, blooming suits.
She is begging to me. She is not the first to beg— tears in her eyes, desperation clawing at her throat— and she is most certainly not the last.
If you couldn’t tell by pretty much every single article I post, I am an avid reader. However, in my first semester of college, I realized how tough it is to keep reading for fun […]
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Rating: ★★★★★ If you don’t want a man dead, don’t bludgeon him over the head repeatedly. Naomi Novik, Uprooted Genre: Fantasy Summary: “Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright […]
Hi guys! This new addition to Zoë’s Creative Writing Corner is a really short story about a girl and her violin. I really enjoyed writing this, especially since I was listening to fast, classical violin […]
My college experience thus far is certainly not what I expected it to be but, to be honest, I think it’s awesome nonetheless. If you would have asked me seven months ago how I pictured […]
Rating: ★★★★.5 “Make no mistake, I know I don’t have to prove a single thing to them. What matters most is what I prove to myself.” Janella Angeles, Where Dreams Descend Genre: Fantasy Summary: “In […]
This week, I introduce you to one of the most blunt, witty, and intelligent characters I have ever written. She’s one of the side characters in my work-in-progress, The Messenger and the Hunter, and by […]