Reading Challenges

What are reading challenges? A reading challenge is a set list of either individual books or books that fall into a particular category, that you decide to read. There may be a time limit on the challenge. Some people set themselves challenges for reading a set number of unspecified books per …

Microfiction: First Steps

First Steps I turned my back for a second. That’s all. One second. When I spun around, holding the blanket, Josh wasn’t there. Lips wobbling, I reached my shaking arms towards the cot. Where’d my baby gone? It didn’t make sense. The sides were too high for him to climb …

Microfiction: Waiting

I shivered while I waited. Peering up at the castle window, I wondered if he’d keep his promise. My cold fingers had gone numb–my breath a frosty cloud. A movement caught my eye, and I held my breath and chewed my fingers. A dark shape descended the castle wall. What if the …

Book Review: Septimus Heap series

The Septimus Heap books are a young adult fantasy series written by Angie Sage. The books follow the Magykal Heap family – parents and seven children – through the trials and tribulations of their life in The Castle. The first book is about the origins of Septimus himself, separated from his …

Microfiction: Sparkling Jewels

Her jewels sparkled in the sunlight, green emeralds and bright white diamonds. From my vantage point, the Princess resembled an exquisite angel. Her golden silk dress shimmered as she glided through the crowds. I watched her spin around to take the bouquet offered by a blonde child. The Princess’s luminous …