The weight of the body was much heavier than Temperance Prower expected. Tied at his hands and feet and hung upside down on a long pole – like a buck after it’s been felled – the women panted as they marched through the darkening woods. Temperance and the others took turns in twos carrying the … More Hathorne’s Sacrifice
Mist like a sea moves through the city: tall medieval spires pierce through the undulating grey cloud. Suspended by some unseen force, they float above the streets. In the whole world, there’s nothing quite like the medieval skyscrapers that rise along Princes Street Gardens, majestically welcoming visitors into Old Town. Upon entering Edinburgh’s Old … More A Few Bewitching Days in Edinburgh
I first visited Scotland in April, 2012 for a couple days on Spring Break, while on a whirlwind tour of the British Isles with my roommate, Carolyn. We went full Highlander and took an overnight train from London to Inverness – the largest city in the Scottish Highlands – because we thought, “If you’re going … More What is it about Scotland?
Hermione Granger tapped her toe and shifted the books in her arm. It was 9 o’clock already by her watch, yet, the Monomouthshire Public Library’s little green door stood stubbornly shut. At ten years old, the bushy-haired, buck-toothed, brown-skinned girl was the youngest of the three people waiting to get inside. From behind her, Hermione heard … More Hermione Granger and the Public Library
Eleanor Abbot looked down at the pile of steaming mush in front of her and wiped damp hair out of her eyes. Ichabod – the black cat – glared at her from across the table. “I know it’s bad, Ichabod,” Eleanor groaned and collapsed onto a nearby chair, “you don’t need to look at me like that.” The … More The White Cape
Keira’s stomach flipped as her feet slid a few inches, her arms splayed out for balance.
“Thanks,” she grumbled to the fellow student who stopped to help pick up the scattered contents of her black portfolio. The person, or possibly monster, it was hard to tell under the bundle of winter clothes, nodded and continued on their hunched trek. … More Show Me Everything