Imagine a secret, hidden city that gives a second chance at life for those selected to come: felons, deformed outcasts, those on the fringe of the Outside World. Everyone gets a job, a place to live; but you are bound to the city forever. You can never leave. Its citizens are ruled by a monstrous figure called the “Man” who resembles a giant demented spider from the lifelike robotic limbs attached to his body. Everyone follows the man blindly, working hard to make their Promised Land stronger, too scared to defy him and be discarded to the Empty Zones. After ten years as an advertising executive, Graham Weatherend receives an order to test a new client, Pow! Sodas. After one sip of the orange flavor, he becomes addicted, the sodas causing wild mood swings that finally wake him up to the prison he calls reality.
Today, we have a guest and she's written a very interesting piece on world building during the writing process! Perfect for any genre, especially Fantasy!
In the fires of World War II, a child must save his people from darkness… Ten-year-old Uriel has always been an outcast. Born mute in a Jewish village known for its choir, he escapes into old stories of his people, stories of angels and monsters. But when the fires of the Holocaust consume his village, he learns that the stories he writes in his golden notebook are terrifyingly real.
Is it even Christmas without Home Alone? Guest blogger, Irene rates Kevin's iconic traps. You know, just in case you were thinking about trying them out.
Okay, so the pandemic and social distancing recommendations have had most of us cocooning in our homes for months. This has made watching movies a popular form of entertainment. For many, walking to our kitchen and opening up the refrigerator door has also become our most common form of exercise.
Oh how I miss new movies! At least it gives us time to go back and watch the ones we missed. Here is a review from our guest blogger, author Deborah Hawkins.