Project Super Nex – Chapter Twelve – What Frightens

The red and lilac flush is fading from the twilight-blue sky, the cool air heavy with that recent-rainstorm fragrance. I’m walking briskly from the guesthouse to the Camerad without my messenger bag, which I left in my room; traveling light feels a little odd. About half the houses have their porch lights on, giving off … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Twelve – What Frightens

My 2 Cents on Five Excellent Science-Fiction Books

What’s new, readers? I hope you’re continuing to social distance, wash your hands, wear masks, et cetera. Unfortunately, there are some people out there who see fit to protest these crucial guidelines. A tweet by @kellydavio perfectly encapsulates the circumstances: “What zombie movies got wrong about the actual apocalypse, part 1,487: they omitted scenes of … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Five Excellent Science-Fiction Books

Project Super Nex – Chapter Eleven – A Little Brighter

I’m falling. Falling upward. My body is shooting up through a strange space where giant towers of stone and metal float in midair, where ribbons of color slither and twist as if they’re the manifestation of mystical spirits, where the sorrowful notes of a piano melody drift out of the distance, where the sharply woodsy … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Eleven – A Little Brighter

My 2 Cents on Pixar’s Onward

What’s new, readers? I hope you’re heeding social distancing rules, finding ways to keep yourself from going stir-crazy during COVID-19, and praying our egomaniacal and “total authority”-obsessed president doesn’t tear the United States apart. Personally, I’m occupying myself with writing, reading, watching the musical parodies of Chris Mann, and being repeatedly amused by the public’s … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Pixar’s Onward

My 2 Cents on How to Train Your Dragon

Many things have happened these first few months of the year 2020—and by “things,” I mean this blasted COVID-19 pandemic. We’re dealing with an extremely infectious virus that the White House predicts will kill 240,000 people, blockheads who are partying on the beach and completely disregarding the importance of personal space, the hoarding of toilet … Continue reading My 2 Cents on How to Train Your Dragon

Project Super Nex – Chapter Nine – Vicissitude of Fortune

“What the bugfuck are you doing here?” That’s the first thing flying out of Penelope’s mouth precisely three seconds after she, Gene, and two of Augen’s faithful pobs showed up out of nowhere. The afternoon sunlight slicing through the library windows and the dusty air casts sharp shadows across Penelope’s glowering face, over the switchguns … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Nine – Vicissitude of Fortune

My 2 Cents on The Kingdom of Back

When you hear the name Mozart, you will most likely think of Wolfgang Amadeus, the child prodigy who made unimaginably vast contributions to classical music—but there wasn’t just one musically proficient Mozart. With her young adult novel fusion between historical fiction and fantasy, The Kingdom of Back, Marie Lu (Legend, Warcross) pulls us into a decade-long … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Kingdom of Back