The Warden of Everfeld: Memento, A Book Review

Centering on Aston the young adult, his love interest Jaed, and Arden the last and lost line to a powerful lineage, The Warden of Everfeld: Memento is a vibrant fantasy novel. Aston is nineteen years old and wants nothing more than to be a soldier like his father was before him, but has trouble being… Continue reading The Warden of Everfeld: Memento, A Book Review

Legend (Revised)

Women and men from generations earlier erected the arena out of rusted chain link fencing, rope salvaged from fishing nets, and moth-eaten exercise mats. A warehouse battered by cluster bombs sheltered the arena, and fine mesh screens blanketed portions of the roof which these ancient explosions bred. Molten glass from window panes crystallized in disks inside… Continue reading Legend (Revised)

Flash Fiction: Portrait of the Uplifter

Frank was ignorant of his needing a savior. He'd lived in a pit his entire life. There was no life outside the circular brick dungeon his parents raised him. All he imagined of a world outside those walls was an infinite valley riddled with pits where others lived. Food came from buckets attached to a… Continue reading Flash Fiction: Portrait of the Uplifter

Fiction Analysis: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

As is typical for most writers, I've heard of Neil Gaiman. I marveled at his lecture on writing and much of what he has to say about creativity. Oddly, I hadn't gotten around to reading his work until this week. His book "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" invaded my normal reading schedule… Continue reading Fiction Analysis: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Mother’s Rain

The moon rose and projected a still darkness over Gardena City. Only insomniacs, teenagers, sinners and the grief-stricken were awake to listen to the minor key melodies the shadows played. The High-wizard’s apprentice Carlos Rodriguez was the former; after every anniversary of his mom’s death, his eyes would retreat further into inner-darkness. Each year Carlos… Continue reading Mother’s Rain