Taylor D. Levesque
Hi! I'm Taylor, and I write things. I love horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and all things dark. Outside of stories, I enjoy gaming and learning about things I'll regret later.
6 Reasons to Use a Pen Name
Pen names, pseudonyms, nicknames, aliases. Whatever you prefer to refer to them as. There are many benefits to using one! I use one myself, and there have been quite a few people now who have asked me why. While not all of the following reasons apply to myself, I’ll be going over six different reasons why you might like to use one too!
The Little Slingshot
There once was a boy with an old brittle slingshot. The wood was splintered and the rubber was cracked, but it always shot straight and true. It was a gift from his father, the King, from the line of kings to come before. Some said it was enchanted, others just referred to it as an old hunk of rock-slinging wood.
Schools Aren't Safe
Facts: More than half of the students affected by bullying believed their bullies had the ability to influence what other students thought of them. Students being bullied generally suffered lower scores in their classes. As students get older, they are less likely to report bullying. 1 in 5 students are bullied during the school year. That is 20%. In America alone, there are 76.8 million students enrolled in school in a given year. That is 15.36 million students being bullied in one school year.
The Mystery of the Missing Workbook
Welcome to Grade 4 through the eyes of a 9 year old me. Teachers would look through our agenda to make sure of three things: your parents signed it the day before indicating that they had read it, you have all your homework written down correctly, and you’re actually using the book properly. In terms of the obsession over ensuring a parent or guardian’s signature was present, whether it was to keep children on task both at school and at home or to have parents held responsible in the completion of homework, I’ll never know. But some teachers would leave notes on an agenda’s given day, or sometimes several days in it in a row.
Song of the Dragons
There weren't always dragons in the Valley. The land wasn't always blackened, barren and dead. It wasn't always shrouded in its permanent haze of smoke and ash. There weren't always guttural growls threatening death to those who wandered too close. Once a lush place that was so full of life, the Valley would never be the same again.