Forming a New Story

Hey everyone! It’s been a crazy couple weeks, so I apologize for posting a day late. Quick update: I’m now a week into my senior year at Pepperdine. I’m loving my classes so far, but have a sizable amount of writing and reading to do each week. I’m also applying to grad schools and working […]

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Great Classics

The time has come for the fifth and final segment of the discussion on favorite books. I have really enjoyed writing these posts and hearing back about some of your favorites. We have looked at favorite YA books and favorite fictional series as well as personal favorite books of the Old Testament and New Testament. […]

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Bright

For quite some time I have eagerly anticipated Bright, a Netflix original that was released last Friday, 22 December. It is an urban fantasy police thriller comedy/drama (yes, quite a blend of genres) about two Los Angeles police officers – human Officer Daryl Ward (Will Smith) and orc Officer Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) – who […]

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The Moments I Write For

I love writing novels. The process of piecing together a grand overarching plot and weaving together the plot threads of different characters in a compelling story is one of the most rewarding projects that I’ve found in life. I love writing novels, but I HATE it when one of my characters ends up dying before […]

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Agent of Change

Author: Nathan Heard Content Advisory: Violence “Trussk, are you up for this?” I stare down at the parchment that my employer, Artavan Glass, holds out towards me. The parchment is sealed with the Darek House’s crest. “Yes, sir.” Artavan nods. As usual, he is wearing an expensive scarlet coat with gold embroidery over an equally expensive […]

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No More Tears

Author: Nico Heard Content Advisory: Violence, Adult Themes (Addiction) I grit my teeth as I shovel another pile of horse poop into the dump. The smell is nauseating, nearly causing me to gag. Flies buzz everywhere, flying into my ears and biting my legs. The horses whinny and trample the moldy hay. I wipe the sweat […]

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Innocent

Author: Joel Cox Content Advisory: Moderate Violence, Mild Language, Some Adult Themes Even upon the floating mountain of Ropolz, Autumn Fenborn felt grounded. All her life she had fought with tooth and claw for meager survival in the lower city of the cultural metropolis, floating from beggar to prostitute to thief to mercenary. She knew the […]

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Breakout

Author: Nathan Heard Content Advisory: Violence, mild language We got it. The High Lord’s crown rests in my hands. It’s a little heavier than I expected. Even though I knew it was solid gold with rubies encrusted in it, I still expected it to rest a little lighter. I bring it up and tip it on […]

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Skeleton in the Closet

Author: Josh Gash Content Advisory: Moderate Violence The tinny tinkling of a bell made Estelle Veltren look up from her worn book. A young man, maybe sixteen or seventeen, wearing what appeared to be stable boy clothes, or maybe a poor guild artisan’s apprentice outfit (one could never really tell), timidly walked into Estelle’s tidy shop. […]

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