In Ayla Jenison's small town, the Morani Mansion was supposedly haunted. She, and her friend Derrick have heard every urban myth and legend known to man about that house on why it hasn't been lived in for over one hundred years. Which was why she knew it would be a perfect place to steal stuff from.
But when she, Derrick, and their other friend Caleb find a box of film, and two diaries belonging to the twin daughters who lived in the house; they discover a dark hidden secret to the town's history.
A fisherman laments over his love lost. --- This poem's central character is a Selkie, (spelling may vary), a mythological creature found in Scottish and Irish folklore. Selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. If a man steals a female selkie's skin then she is in his power and is forced to become his wife.
In the late 1960's the Vietnam war was truly at its prime. Left and right Politics where corrupting the war and Congress was finally getting their foot in the door of foreign affairs. A U.S. Army Journalist gets the opportunity of a lifetime, but not everything is sunshine and rainbows. Sanity is always a factor. So is perfection.
When established magician Warren Carlyle sets up his tent in Sherfield Square, Christopher Quartermaine's life changes forever. So when the man offers the chance for Christopher to travel out of his drab hometown, the boy does not hesitate to accept. Yet as the two make their way throughout the slums of the poorest cities and to the ballrooms of the finest mansions, Christopher starts to wonder if the gentleman’s motives are as untainted as they appear. Is the man Christopher idolizes and yearns to become truly who he says he is? Or are the magician's tranquil demeanor and flashy tricks just a hoax?
Fictionalized account of the lost years of Christ, starting from age 4. Inspired by basic elements (but NOT fan fiction of) Anne Rice's Christ the Lord series. Some plot things are similar, but I have done my best to develop my own ideas and characters. Also, if there I've made a mistake with my theology, Catholics, please let me know right away! I wrote this with the information in mind that Christ had/has two natures: fully divine and human, and that as God, he knew everything even as a child, but his human nature is still evident. I also learned that theologians conclude that St. Joseph never sinned, so there will be changes.
Daniel O'Regan lives in a country tired of oppression. The Irish have suffered from centuries of British occupation, but now we come to the beginning of an end. Daniel finds beauty in a world bent on violence.
This piece was inspired by the events of the Irish 1916 rising. I hope to improve on my ability to progress the story and its events, so any criticisms would be greatly appreciated.
Arno is trapped and must soon escape a town on the verge of decimation to find refuge. Kai and her father evade German patrols, endangered by their identities.
This short story is inspired by Markus Zusak and the world of the book thief. Its a piece I wrote when I was fifteen, I wish to write a similar styled piece and would love some feedback to help establish some groundwork for my next work.
The story is set during the Hool Revolution in Bengal,India in the early 1850s prior to the Revolt of 1857. Gives a glimpse at the life of the native people at that time and what led to such a revolution.