Part I A gust of chilly wind blew veils of sand on the narrow beach, announcing a storm. Kendel, Vlin, and Inerishia looked up. White clouds descended like a mist, billowing and swirling as their color changed to stains of ash and coal. “This is really bad,” Vlin gasped, wrapping a bracelet around his wrist. … Continue reading Chapter 3 – Rising Tide
GreatLady Gladiole leaned against an arch of fluffy red flowers, glancing at the small carriage which sat stationed on a wide stone path, a couple of meters to her left. She gave a nervous sigh and crossed arms on her chest, pushing back her long shiny hair. Taking her eyes away from the wooden … Continue reading The Prequel – Chapter #2 – The Secret Trip
As a child, I used to be fascinated by dreams and, like many people, I believed they were the gateway to discovering amazing things related to our world. That's why dreams have always been a great source of inspiration for writing my novels. Here, I'm going to post a chapter from "Kyle's Nightmare", a fantasy … Continue reading Fighting Nightmares with Dreams – Excerpt from Kyle’s fantasy novel
Tempted to try some scary movie? Here's what to expect. A little note: I'm a fantasy writer but since a couple of my friends have identified some "scary" ideas in the plot of my upcoming book "Kyle's Nightmare", (an ancient spirit), I thought it would be great to debate some preconceptions and curiosities about the … Continue reading Watching, reading and playing horror. Is it good or is it bad? Advice from an expert.
And this applies to adults too. When I was a kid, one day the literature teacher asked us to mention what book we had recently read. When my turn came, I was glad to say I had read “The Lost World” by Arthur Conan Doyle. The teacher, however, had a bored reaction, “So what was … Continue reading Why kids should not be forced to read only “books of value”