Growing up, Vera Valentine felt muzzled, suppressed and alone. She began writing her pain out at the age of 12, but the poet pen name Valentine would not manifest itself for another 25 years in 2013. Birthed from the author’s feelings of betrayal when her husband left her for another woman, and abandoned by love, […]
This week on the blog: A Darkness Within: Ever have a horrible nightmare? On the plus side, you can always wake up and remember it wasn’t real, right?
It has the biggest “Bang” in anime history. It’s Cowboy Bebop, and it’s one of the best examples out there of what makes anime great.
Jeremy and Nurse Wendy had come to an agreement. She would let him stay at her house long enough to regain his energy before he set out again. He told himself that he did not intend to leave any time soon. The first night he was there, he was sitting in the living room, […]
My feet reluctantly carry my body across the dusty, gravel lot. I have been waiting for this day for what feels like ages, but now that it’s here, I want nothing more than to run home and hide in a cave of blankets and beanie babies. Instead, I squeeze my father’s hand just a little […]
Day #1 Emperor Kuzco, Link, Princess Jasmine, The Joker, and there’s Waldo, but no Calvin. I didn’t know what to expect for my first time at this year’s Denver Comic Con, but I certainly anticipated finding my counterpart Calvin, renowned comic book author Bill Waterson’s protagonist. Upon entering the Denver Convention Center, I was surrounded […]
Jeremy climbed out of the cab as he thanked the truck driver for his help. He felt panic creep up as he looked the town over. He saw a lot of nothing. He let out a loud sigh as he dragged his feet toward the near-by diner. “Top you off?” The young – ditzy […]
Eli had already been through the kitchen and the master bedroom, using only use his phone’s flashlight to illuminate his search; he didn’t want any of the neighbors to know someone was home. The house phone rang. Eli ignored the ringing and continued to rummage through desk drawers in the study. He found exactly what […]
Author: Kristin Macintyre Reader: Joella Baumann Audio Producer: Erik Kemp Pigeonholed This is the Omega, kid. This is the day that will be your Zero, your void, the gaping hole that will suck the tenderness from your pink petals. Daddies are weak, even though they have two sturdy legs to support their well-mannered sins. Daddies […]
The first time I saw my future school was on visitor’s day, August 1972. I would be entering primary one in the autumn as a five-year-old joining my cousin Jacqueline who was already well ensconced as a mature ten-year-old entering primary five. I’d like to remember that August day as being sunny and fresh, but […]