Feyre lives a harsh life doing everything she can to provide for her family. Having been used to living in wealth at one point in their lives, Feyre's efforts are ultimately thankless. Things are stale and lifeless until one day when Feyre stumbles upon a huge wolf. She quickly concludes the wolf is Fae. Creatures to be feared that once enslaved humans. She uses her wit and skill to kill the beast and returns home to use the pelt and meat to help her family survive another day. Shortly afterward, however, a huge beast bursts through their door, demanding repayment for the life Feyre had stolen.
He ran. He always ran. He remembered what big brother said before he went away and wasn’t there to protect him anymore. “When they come after you, Parker…” his brother whispered fiercely to him before he got in the car and drove away, “you run. You run as far as you can. You’re fast, remember?… Continue reading Pocketful of Sunshine
The Fifth Wave by New York Times bestselling author Rich Yancey is a thrilling tale of humanity and invasion-- but not in the way that we've seen before. The 5th Wave strays away from the typical alien invasion story. No more do we see giant bug-eyed creatures that have the same bipedal form that we do.… Continue reading The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
A poem. A long path winding down a twisted bank side And you taught me to cross it Without fear and crying. You taught me to leap it No matter how wide. You taught me to scale it, First with my eyes Then with my heart.
"'But we're not earthlings anymore,' she said, her eyes searching mine. 'Are we?' I smiled. It almost hurt to smile, I was that scared. 'No.' I said. 'Then what are we?' She asked. I cleared my throat. 'We're Martians.'" Johnathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker Award-winning author who wrote this… Continue reading Mars One by Johnathan Maberry
Zayd Dohrn is a screenwriter and playwright with an MFA from NYU, currently teaching in an MFA program in Writing for the Stage and Screen at Northwestern University. His new play, Muckrakers, first produced in 2013, tells the story of Mira, a young female activist, who brings home famous political hacker and journalist, Stephen, to… Continue reading Muckrakers by Zayd Dohrn
June 5th, 2017 Lucane mounted his spear near a rock atop the waterfall and glanced down at his fallen enemy whose body floated lifelessly at the surface a short distance from the bottom. The battle had lasted only a few moments but Lucane was winded and breathing heavily. I also lose my breath when someone… Continue reading A Knight’s Coquette
Skye Alexander is an author who dabbles in both fiction and nonfiction and is most known for her mind-body-spirit work. You can find her website and blog here: The Writing of Skye Alexander I picked up her book, "Modern Witchcraft Spell Book: Your Complete Guide to Crafting and Casting Spells," from a small indie bookstore… Continue reading Modern Witchcraft with Skye Alexander
Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson is a novel that details the life of Odea (or Dea) Donahue. Dea and her mother are both dream walkers. They must walk dreams or they physically become sick (it is never really specified what happens if Dea or her mother fail to walk a dream). Dea's mother moves them… Continue reading Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson
This is another older short story prompt I did! I attempted h u m o r with this one. Language warning March 25, 2016 #29: A story opening with the words, “F*** you!” “Fuck you!” “What? No, fuck you!” “I literally said ‘fuck you,’ first.” “I literally don’t fucking care.” Emma clenched her… Continue reading A story opening with “F*** you!”