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The Deep Breath Before the Plunge

I’m a writer.

Believe it or not, that’s a lot harder to admit than it sounds. It’s not that I’m ashamed to be a writer. On the contrary, I find inexpressible joy in the creation of new worlds and new people, in interacting with them (in a way only my fellow writers can truly understand), and in watching their adventures unfold before my eyes. 1,056 more words



In the wake of failure I dreamed of fantasy.

I fell headfirst from the pages of my linear algebra textbook into another classroom. It reminded me of calculus, but was of no building I’ve ever stepped foot in: the walls were white and discolored at the edges, darker greys and burnt yellows that made the corners stretch into oblivion. 1,235 more words


Fictional Lessons for an All Too Real Life: Jenna Greene

For September’s Fictional Lessons for an All-Too-Real Life, I welcome Jenna (Butrenchuk) Greene, author and grade 6 teacher in Alberta, Canada. In her spare time Jenna dances, reads, writes, and paddles/coaches several dragon boat teams. 362 more words

Fictional Lessons For Life

Night Watch / Day Watch

One of Russia’s most famous contemporary directors made his big break in an unusual genre. Before Timur Bekmambetov directed Wanted (2008) and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer… 1,179 more words

Movie Reviews

OUT NOW: Tolkien by Raymond Edwards


J.R.R. Tolkien has arguably had a greater influence on contemporary culture and reading habits than any other twentieth century writer. Successful film versions of… 308 more words


A Tolkien Sighting

A Tolkien Sighting:
Day of the Dead Exhibition at the Longmont Museum
Essay by Andrea Mathwich of the Grey Havens Group
Photos by Roger Echo-Hawk… 593 more words


Macro Photography : Purity by rosemacauslan

“The others cast themselves down upon the fragrant grass, but Frodo stood awhile still lost in wonder. It seemed to him that he had stepped through a high window that looked on a vanished world. 159 more words