Artistotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Book Review

Summary Far from star struck, fifteen year-old Aristotle Mendoza is weighted down by a strong sense of bitterness and boredom. It's 1987. His summer is uneventful as hell. He has a tender mom and war-stricken father looking out for him, but it's not enough. However, all that changes during a trip to the local community … Continue reading Artistotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Book Review

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Aural Autumn: Smile, by Delectatio

Smile.  When I first started posting Sounds of Summer and Aural Autumn, I had so many moments where I doubted myself. 'This is dumb,' I thought, 'nobody is interested in exploring music as it relates to creative writing.' I faltered and almost gave up. It seemed next to impossible to convey how much the right … Continue reading Aural Autumn: Smile, by Delectatio

The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge (Part 2)

Good horror stories have grown sparse. Why, in this day and age, have we seen fewer compelling characters and more violence in shows, movies, and books? Since when did survival and sacrifice become so mediocre (I'm looking at you, The Walking Dead)? The answer, I believe, lies in what many screenwriters and authors have neglected: … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge (Part 2)

The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge

Every story that I write is born in darkness. Each one is cloaked beneath shadows of doubt, anonymity, and a creeping sense of distress over the importance of their thematic messages. Writing is fighting to bring my characters, plot, and drama to life, and most days it's an uphill battle with a stone or two … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge