November 19, 2023
“Then another of their kind believed and I found my name. It is Enough!”
November 18, 2023
Your characters are worldbuilding tools, but they are also much more. Use them correctly, interact with them as if they were real, and you’ll see them come to life. They’ll become the guides to your storyline and world.
November 17, 2023
After Maa passed away from sudden heart failure six months ago, I found respite in the only place that has comforted me since childhood. I spent days and nights weeping and hugging every book she left me. I went over every single page of every single hand-me-down and wet them with my heartbroken tears…
November 15, 2023
Director Le Lam Vien, winner of the Best Director Award in the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), displayed his and his team’s skillful mastery in finding and attempting to grasp at the slippery and elusive meanings of being human in his film Gì Cũng Sửa (Fix Anything).
November 12, 2023
Ever since we moved into the new apartment, I fervently desired to know – just once at least – what it felt like to be her son. Every morning sharp at 6 AM, Mummy would walk me down to the corner of the road to wait for the school bus to pick me up. It was at this corner that she would sit on the pavement with a basket selling vegetables.
November 5, 2023
“Te amo, Elena” by one who Elena would not give a look or a dime, and one who could not resist writing it…
November 4, 2023
After three hours of what seemed like a never ending journey, I reached my destination and alighted from the bus. I collected my change and noticed four children beckoning to me and greeted me warmly, beaming with smiles. I had a gut feeling that I should get them some snacks, so I did that with the money left with me.
November 3, 2023
I stepped into the bar where old men sat grumbling, young barman pulled pints from a pump.
November 1, 2023
I had never had the tea before, but I’ve been looking for a good cherry black tea for years. I pulled the cork from the scent jar on the table and knew I’d found what I’ve been looking for all this time. And now you can find it, too, my fellow cherry lovers!
October 31, 2023
In small village towns, villagers must beware the hungry child and its mother. Kind families, appalled at seeing a hungry child, have been known to invite the child and mother in and offer them a place to stay. They all eat their initial meal, and with much gratitude repeated to their host, they retire to sleep.
October 30, 2023
“Millie, I do believe this window is going to win the Tutty’s Port Halloween Window Fest award for ‘Best Window.’ We’ll hang the blue ribbon in the front window for all to see,” she said triumphantly.
October 29, 2023
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This beast of a killer runs rampant affecting both females and males. It should be eradicated, but instead continues to destroy families, and lives.
October 28, 2023
What if I chose trick and not treat? I’d have more fun but less to eat…
October 27, 2023
Chance of surviving encounters with community-dwelling witches increases from “doubtful” to “a slither” with application of four rules…
October 26, 2023
Your map represents the world your characters live in. It might be as small as a doll’s house or as large as a multi-galaxy supercluster, and that’s fine…provided you can keep it all straight.
October 25, 2023
She had incantations to finish. He should be assisting, fetching charms…
October 23, 2023
Pain stains the deadlocked roads yet the shades of horror do not seem to penetrate the ornate walls of the Manor…
October 21, 2023
“You will wake soon, my poppet. Then you will learn this dance of the night. But for now, sleep. Dream of beauty, of fangs, and of blood.”
October 20, 2023
Some moments, Whispers from the Valley of the Yak is hard reading. The emotions that hit at certain times challenge you. You want to change things and make things better or stop others from happening. I found myself emotionally confused at times, because, well, humans are strange beings that don’t always behave in their own self-interest, let alone in the best interests of others.
October 20, 2023
Then the roosters, together, roared like they were the kings of the jungle…