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Guest Post by Jenelle L. Schmidt

I’m really excited to present this guest post from Jenelle L. Schmidt, author of three fantasy novels: King’s Warrior, Second Son, and Yorien’s Hand, as well as a short-story retelling of Beauty and the Beast entitled “Stone Curse” that can be found in the Five Enchanted Roses anthology by Rooglewood Press.  1,166 more words


The mushroom, the dust and the red forest

Here we are, locked and loaded, seemingly back on the brink of nuclear Armageddon. We are so stupid. We created the worst monster, and even after we have seen how it devours and destroys, we still think it is a tool that we can use with precision, and put away when we are finished. 1,460 more words

From Dinosaurs to French Fries

Rodzilla by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Dan Santat, Margaret K. McElderry Books

Look out! Rodzilla is crashing through the town, shooting stink rays, dripping slime, and hurling… and the only ones who can save the world are… his parents! 743 more words

Picture Books


This I wrote on Mirakee as aakitrav (my username). Since I am not using that app anymore, I am posting them here.


Multilingual flashcard: Little Red Riding Hood

Continuing with a fairytale theme with Little Red Riding Hood in 10 languages. This story is one I have used to learn and teach languages as it is readily available in multiple languages. 14 more words

Language Learning


(sorry for dårlige bilder fra instastory, jeg kan sverge at jeg tok vanlige bilder men det hadde jeg selvfølgelig ikke gjort. Lånte et bilde fra FB da ;) ) … 662 more words


The Eternal Dilemma.

“I”, she says, “am always stuck. I am always stuck between giving people everything because I am dying to create meaningful relationships, and giving them nothing at all because then if they leave, at least I’ll be left whole.” 715 more words

Musings And Personal