The Spectral Cat

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I originally wrote this piece around Halloween, while experimenting with cross-genre works. Hope you enjoy it!] I decided to write a short fiction about The Spectral Cat. A limber creature whose body appeared as if formed from the silvery fog that lurked around cemeteries, and whose eyes shone brighter thanContinue reading “The Spectral Cat”

Through the Eyes of a Bird: A Book Review of Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kiki’s Delivery Service is the lighthearted, magical tale of a young witch named Kiki who leaves home to make her own way in the world, accompanied by her talkative black cat Jiji. The author, Eiko Kadono, found inspiration for this story thanks to a picture drawn by her daughter, which showed a witch riding aContinue reading “Through the Eyes of a Bird: A Book Review of Kiki’s Delivery Service”

A Conflict of Interests by MercenaryBlade (AKA Derek Cottrell)

[Author’s Note: So I think the idea for this story was just laying dormant in my mind until the right time. Years ago when I was in High School I did renfaire on the weekends. Near the same town was an old Civil War encampment, and at the same time as faire season there wouldContinue reading “A Conflict of Interests by MercenaryBlade (AKA Derek Cottrell)”

The Fairytale Rhythms of Inkheart

Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart is a fairytale tribute to the magical qualities that stories possess. Young Maggie resides with her father, a well-traveled bookbinder she has always called Mo, in a humble farmhouse where books crowd every available nook in piles and stacks. They lead quiet but pleasant lives dominated by a love of reading, untilContinue reading “The Fairytale Rhythms of Inkheart”

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