Reality Cloaked in High Fantasy: Author P.L.Stuart Discusses His Innovative The Drowned Kingdom Saga

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P.L. Stuart was born in Toronto, Canada. He holds a university degree in English, specializing in Medieval Literature. P.L. is an assistant editor with Before We Go Blog . …

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                                            Kintsukuroi                …

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by Lisa Suhair Majaj 1.the night was brittle with cold bed shaking legs shaking brain shaking I screamed in terror voice shuddering into fragments a weight pressed my chest my …

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Fragmented Soul

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I looked at my fragmented image in the mirror, many faces with distorted angles looking at me through the shards of mirror glass as if they were all my previous …

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The Hatching

His boys, excited about their first successful hunt, knew they shouldn’t make a sound. Slowly and quietly, they dragged their wet boots over the narrow, cracked concrete ground and walked …

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Explore: Islam, Science Fiction and Extraterrestrial Life – a Study by Dr. Jörg Matthias Determann

“Islamic tradition has been generally supportive of conceptions of extraterrestrial life” says Dr. Jörg Matthias Determann in his book Islam, Science Fiction and Extraterrestrial Life. “For example, the Qur’an repeatedly …

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A Conversation with Lena Mubsutina, Author of Amreekiya

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Lena Mubsutina is the author of Amreekiya, an Arab American Book Award winner, a finalist for the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize, and one of Foreword’s “Four Phenomenal Debut Novels.” …

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Illustration of person in a white shirt. A caption beside the image says ISOLATION: They want us to keep hoping that one day we'll be free from our isolated glass cells, but it's a lie. I know we'll never get out.

The bile that filled the back of her throat soured her mouth. She stepped forward, putting her palm on the glass wall and pressing her forehead on the cool glass. …

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A String of Thoughts of Life, Death, and In Between

Mystery Whenever I walk down a new street where I have never walked before, I look at the balconies and windows and imagine the many different lives and lurking secrets …

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The Witches of Ascalon

I moved my hips in circles, small and large, vertical, horizontal, and diagonal. I held my arms out at my sides. I twisted my wrists. “Oh—“I sang. “Daughter of the …

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