“The Fifth Hero” – Chapter 4

Smoke bellowed from a large, shattered window three stories above the Noodle Shop. All the lights of the building went out, and the cartoon sign of the Diam had been thrown free, crashing atop a nearby car. Screams filled the air. The crowds turned and ran from the burning building—knocking each other over in a... Continue Reading →

“The Fifth Hero” – Chapter 1

This world… really sucks… Kevin gazed over the road as he turned left at the light, barely acknowledging the blaring horn from the truck he cut off. His hand felt numb to the touch of the searing wheel, set ablaze after sitting in the parking lot for two hours. The wind blowing through his driver... Continue Reading →

Culture Creation – Lerofa

For my cultural anthropology class, I was asked to create five cultures based on the five adaptations a culture can have in terms of gathering food. For the foraging culture (hunters and gathers), I created the Lerofa, the descendants of an ancient empire of elves which collapsed some centuries ago, who now practice hunting and... Continue Reading →

Character Clash – Elantris

In honor of the recent release of the Elantris leather bound edition (and coincidently re-reading the book at the same time), I’m starting this first Character Clash with two characters, Hrathen and Dilaf. I’m finding that most writers like to avoid using religion in their stories and the ones that do usually paint it only... Continue Reading →

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