I could not recognize the queer visage, with its malevolent, red-rimmed eyes and purplish, hollow features. A nest of auburn hair covered the scalp, extending in tangled tangents. Twisted teeth formed an evil grin, and it too held a burning candle to its face.
Mild content warning: post features pictures of a somewhat skimpily-dressed anime character. I ran a poll on my Twitter page a few weeks ago for the theme of my next "Young Writer's Life According To..." post. It was a 50/50 tie between Tangled (which has a surprising variety of gifs) and my favorite anime, RWBY. … Continue reading The Young Writer’s Life According to RWBY: Beta-Reading Edition
I wrote this short story for school, based on the writings of Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock. Leacock wrote a hilarious piece outlining the essential cliches of 19th-20th century serialized detective fiction. It's available online under the name "The Great Detective." (An even funnier version of the discourse exists under the name "Frenzied Fiction," which I … Continue reading Death by Peanut Butter – a short story (finally!!!)
I snagged this eBook on BookBub a few months ago, and only found the time to read it recently. I found this one browsing through the Middle Grade section, and it's one of the few mystery books that wasn't begging to be compared to Nancy Drew. But if we are going to compare the two, … Continue reading Review: Shirley Link and the Safe Case by Ben Zackheim
I recently learned of the Mini Marvels series, created and drawn by artist Chris Giarrusso, author of the G-Man series. It's marketed as an all-ages comic series featuring everyone's favorite superheroes and villains from the Marvel franchise as super-kids! It's all insanely adorable and many of their antics border on outrageous. Outrageously funny, that is.