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Spring 2019 Update

Between work, school, and an uphill battle with situational depression, I haven't had a lot of time or motivation to really sit down and write something for fun.  All of my large-scale creative writing projects have taken a back burner, and the notion that this isn't going to change for some time is disheartening to … Continue reading Spring 2019 Update

Xander Portmanteau & Lyra Jones (of Cliche, by Allison Rose)

Our very own Xander and Lyra sat down to talk with Assaph Mehr, author of the Felix the Fox series, about their experiences as the pint-sized protagonists of Cliche. Come check it out!

The Protagonist Speaks

Dear readers, tonight with me are two characters that sprang out of their books to confront their authors. One, a handsome rogue, is the last chauvinist left in the feminist fantasy realm; the other is a space defender, struggling to be a strong female protagonist in books written by a pulp-fiction author.

They are here to tell us about their adventures.


Tell us a little about where you grew up. What was it like there?

Xander: My background is of little importance.

Lyra: *glares*

Xander: Oh, all right.

I was born in the village of Scrubbleypot, a three-day trek from the Landrian capital. My father was a knight in the old king’s royal guard, and died a warrior’s death on the battlefield, leaving behind his wife with child, a farm, and a cow. I was the child, and I had a miserable upbringing. My mother thought little of…

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