Pilot Episode: House of the Dead — Cancelled

---BEEP--- [Roll Scene: “Previously on House of the Dead”/Nothing Available] The morning I awoke, my house was as quiet as a tomb. “Ginger: you up,…


The Pursuit of Truth: A Review of James O’ Keefe’s American Muckraker

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Seeing Dead People: A Review of Later by Stephen King

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Hunting Moloch

What, exactly, is meant by the name “Moloch?” Whenever I hear the word, the image that instantly comes to mind is that of the massive owl statue of…


The Grinding of the Bells

Manya wound her way through the dark forest on horseback astride her faithful horse, Thorn, seeking the one person in the whole world who might be…


After the Nostalgia

At first, the travel there was the dangerous part. No human had ever been to Mars before, though everybody was pretty sure that Elon Musk would take…


Mad and Magic: A Review of Love is a Dog from Hell by Charles Bukowski

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“What I Got,” “Velvet Elvis,” “The Truth,” and “A Heart of Jadis”

What I Got A degree that cost me a lot of time and money Contempt for government tyranny A job at the supermarket down the street Memories of former…


Enchantment Happens Fast

“Hey, listen, you gotta help me,” pleaded Brooke. “I brought all the things you wanted me to find last time: Tongue of Newt, Eye of a Fire…


Wolf’s Daughter, Part 2

IX: Frideborn's Cave Reanna came back to her senses, and as she did so, she looked down at the little stone in her hands. It had transformed and…