Happy Halloween, dear reader! Whether you enjoy the spooky festivities or not, you can at least check out my scary story I wrote for the season this year. This one is “Malodorous” and runs more in the haunted house genre. It was inspired by an ordeal we had to endure earlier this year, though there … More Malodorous–A Spooky Story
The end of July is a busy time for me. First comes my wife’s birthday and shortly thereafter my son follows. As such, blogging on the weekends has been more of a challenge. I’m taking an easy route today by sharing with you a new short story mystery! I hope you enjoy it! This time … More Story: Do You Ever Grow Up?
Of all the striking pictures in A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle one memorable scene stands out. The children heroes–Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin–arrive on the planet Camazotz to fight the evil darkness that has engulfed it and that keeps Meg’s dad captive. A suburban area sits on the edge of town and causes the kids … More The Warning from ‘A Wrinkle in Time’
In C.J. Cherryh’s The Faded Sun trilogy of sci-fi novels, we see a universe trying to find peace in the aftermath of a long, gruelling war. The fat, repulsive regul double-cross anyone in order to survive and retain power. The mystical mri, who acted as renegades for the regul and suffered at their hands, now … More The Tragedies of War in ‘Kutath’
When Miguel De Cervantes published the first part of Don Quixote, he had a clear theme of noting the dangers of idleness and fantasy. The book was a smash hit and soon an unknown writer wrote a knock-off sequel, cashing in on the knight’s fame and throwing shade at Cervantes. Not to be outdone, Cervantes sat … More The Entertaining Insanity of Don Quixote
It’s time for a new College-Time Mystery! In this one, Bryan and John find themselves the victims as a mysterious man haunts their every move. Can they discover his identity before it’s too late? How Will You Go? Story by J.R. Underdown November swept in cold and wet, and with finals fast-approaching the weather seemed … More Story: How Will You Go?
I always felt like I was growing up too fast or that I didn’t quite fit in my age range. Maybe it was learning to hold conversations with adults when young or the experiences I’ve had over my quarter-century of life. I’ve always felt like I had to mature sooner than others around me. I … More Growing Up Too Fast In ‘Ender’s Game’