Consorting With Wild Youth// how sarah became friends with the local delinquents

Consorting With Wild Youth// how sarah became friends with the local delinquents

As a general rule, homeschoolers are good kids. (I say this with trepidation, waiting for the comments telling me I'm wrong because their brother's best friend's cousin's homeschooled neighbor became a serial killer.) But as a general rule, homeschoolers don't leave a path of destruction in their wake. They're more prone to correcting your Silmarillion [...]

An Interlude

Will I be unprofessional if I tell everyone to stand by until next week? Regardless, I’m doing it. Stand by until next week. I got nothing for you. A day will come when I’m prepared ahead of time with lots of great and timely posts (read: next week), but it is not this day. In [...]

Single Line Story Challenge // flash-fiction + chaos + a broken printer

Single Line Story Challenge // flash-fiction + chaos + a broken printer

Good morning, minions! Featured on today's smorgasbord of randomness is an assorted selection of PRETTY WORDS!!! Hannah Gaudette extended an invitation to participate in the single-line story challenge, which is, in essence, a glorified flash fiction dump. Flash fiction is fun. Thus, here I am. The idea is to choose 5 out of 13 genres [...]

Infiltrating Story Embers

Infiltrating Story Embers

Well friends, I did a thing. Back in January, Story Embers opened applications for a staff writer internship -- AKA killing brain cells and writing articles on a monthly basis. I saw the announcement email, thought, “hey, that's cool!” and promptly forgot about it. An hour later, one of my friends on the writing team [...]

Bookish Details That Deserve More Love // a meander through the fandoms

Bookish Details That Deserve More Love // a meander through the fandoms

Before you say anything, no, this is not a discussion about tropes. The internet has enough posts about “Top Ten Tropes That Are Totally Original!!” without me adding to the pile with my controversial opinion that enemies-to-lovers is a toxic model for relationships. I want to talk about something more fine-tuned. The small, specific story [...]

The Midlife Crisis of a Decrepit Chihuahua // robert the three-day dog

The Midlife Crisis of a Decrepit Chihuahua // robert the three-day dog

I owned a dog for three days. Completely by accident, I swear. I was driving home from work when mom broke the news. “Just so you know,” she told me, “we have a new addition at the house.” As she said this, I pulled into our driveway and was greeted by the shrill, vindictive yapping [...]