Teen Author-In-Progress | Currently editing/working on the second draft of my first novel | Primarily writes science fiction and fantasy
"I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn." -Anne Frank
The Girls Who Cried Ghost
An exciting breeze tickled Marilyn Castillo’s nose as loose frays of her brown hair danced in the wind, catching a layer of salty dew as the sun rose on the sea’s horizon. She exhaled a long sigh as she watched the small waves break against the side of the great wooden ship, the color of the depths closely resembling the swampy green irises of her young eyes. Just as she was about to close them, a startling scuffle sounded from the deck behind her.
A Halloween Honky-Tonk Playlist
Have you ever wanted to get that Halloween mood on, but did not know what would do the trick? Or maybe you simply do not enjoy the typical Halloween playlists and are looking for something more up your alley! In this playlist, you will find the top 5 country songs to listen to in order to get your spooky on! Ranging from missing bodies to roaming ghosts, here are your top 5 Halloween honky-tonk tunes!
A Writer's Mind
In a writer’s mind, there is no break. You work and work and wonder if it will ever be enough. Is it all for nothing? Are the dreams all fake?
Taking College Classes as a High School Student
High school is often seen as the pre-game warm-up to your next step in the “real world”, whether that be college, a trade school, the military, or a steady job. But that is not the case for everybody—certainly not for me. I am a high school student taking college classes, and while it is coming to be more common, it is nothing to take lightly. You must prepare yourself mentally and physically like never before, including a strategic sleep schedule and time to relax, even though these things are often put on the back burner. There are many pros and cons of being a college credit plus student, but any cons that come their way are often overpowered with the results: going into the world with a head start and being able to make a difference more rapidly.
The White Room and the Pear Trees
Sweat dripped from my pale skin as I strained to free myself of the metal manacles securing my wrists to a mattress. I shut my eyes tight against the blinding lights of the White Room, which was the best way to describe the place the doctors had left me. Though, due to the last few hours’ events, the term doctors did not quite fit their resume anymore.
Hanna Braun: The Girl Who Escaped the Nazis
I inhaled as the cold sea breezes blew against my face. I felt peace for the first time since my parents told me I was to board a train out of the country. I blocked out all of the memories of the past week and closed my eyes, imagining that I was gliding in the wind without a worry in the world. The December gusts began to bite at my skin, but I barely noticed it was there.
The Realm of the Fey
“Hey, watch it, kid!” The townsman dusted off his front as I pushed past him, shooting me a sneer of disgust. I didn’t falter and kept up my pace, shimmying through the packed streets of the village of Abdalla. I followed the curve of the cobbled stone path until we came upon the bakery, and I struggled out of the flow, irritating most in my path.
100 Days of Sunlight: A Book Review
Basic Overview Author: Abbie Emmons Publishing House: Self-Published Genre: YA Romance/Contemporary Viewpoint: First-person, multiple perspectives