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My Top 5 Favorite Couples in Fiction

Valentine’s Day may have already come and gone, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to stop talking about romance. Like many contemporary fans, I have a tendency to ship certain characters together from the novels, movies, TV shows, and video games I enjoy. 808 more words

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While 16-year-old Gemma is en route to Vietnam from England with her parents, she is drugged and kidnapped from the Bangkok airport. She regains full consciousness in a rustic house deep in the Australian Outback with a 25-year-old man who is going to “keep her forever.” Little by little, Ty wears down her defenses as Gemma realizes that escape is impossible. 434 more words

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Flash Fiction: "6-Word Stories"

It’s not known for certain, but the story goes that Ernest Hemingway was once asked to write a short story using only 6 words, for which he gave the response: 140 more words

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Psycho-Pass: Decode Your Mind in Record Time

I keep running into a problem with new shows as I go through my Netflix queue these days: namely, I can’t seem to finish them. I don’t know if I’m becoming more selective these days or if I’m just impatient, but some shows just aren’t doing it for me. 830 more words

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Flash Fiction: "Tonight at The Rogue's Gallery"

In full disclosure, I actually once worked at an art gallery for a few months. It was a pretty interesting experience filled with nice and charming people, though not as dramatic or as colorful as the story presented below. 1,447 more words

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Reporting from WonderCon Anaheim 2015

Most geeks and fans set attending Comic-Con as the highlight of their year, but I’ve always had trouble affording a long trip to San Diego and getting a group to go with. 750 more words

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The Craft of Characterisation

I’d like to begin this post by congratulating our two March finalists, Laura McGeoch and Jane Bennett. Both writers constructed stories with intriguing characters and substantial plot-lines. 1,337 more words

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