Strange Saturday Nights

Prompt from: https://thestoryshack.com/tools/writing-prompt Genre: fairy tale Person: a golfer Item: a machine gun Sentence to use: “Don’t trust everything you see.” Full title: Strange Saturday Nights Are Good For Sunday Morning Health I’m starting to wonder if I’m actually drunk. I didn’t think I was, considering I only had a sip from one of my…

Folktale Friday: Empousai, Lamiae, and Mormo

Because I’m still struggling to come up with what to say in a review for The Night Ocean, it’s time for another Folktale Friday! Today, it’s the stories of the Empousai, Lamiae, and the lesser-known Mormo, all from Greek/Roman mythology. Empousai: Supposedly, the empousai were fearsome creatures, possibly the spawn of the goddess Hecate, who took…

Story Time!

So, on Valentine’s Day, I was at an elementary school with some of my classmates, teaching fifth graders introductory Spanish. They’re doing some kind of video project with a Spanish-speaking country, so we were asked to come and teach them a little. It was actually quite a bit more fun than I expected. The first kid…

Current Reads: The Hammer of Thor

It took me far too long to even start this book, and it’s taking me even longer to finish it. There really are a bunch of small reasons for this, but there’s really only one that’s making me reluctant to even pick it up in my spare time: I hate being preached to, and that’s…

TBR Tuesday: The Love Interest, Cale Dietrich

Today, I’ll talk about a book that I’m actually super excited about: The Love Interest, by Cale Dietrich. Summary: There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets. Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical…

Folktale Friday: Pygmalion and Galatea

Today, I’m going to talk about Pygmalion and Galatea, one Greek myth with a happy ending. Pygmalion was a famous sculptor on the island of Cyprus, who gave each of his creations a truly lifelike appearance. He was deeply devoted to his art and didn’t really spare a thought to anything else, least of all…

Troublesome Thursday!

Today, it’s “Things I seriously dislike about YA heroines”: 1. Their love triangles Look, even I can appreciate a good romance, but when a love triangle enters, I just know everything’s going to go downhill fast. 99% of the time, the book devolves into a protagonist trying to choose between Love Interests #1 and 2,…

Wanderlust Wednesday!

Pretty recently, I read The Scribe of Siena, by Melodie Winawer, and it gave me serious wanderlust. The descriptions of Italy were seriously vibrant, and it made me want to just drop everything, buy a plane ticket, and travel. The descriptions of medieval Italy were also beautiful- it talked about the houses, the foods, the people,…

I can’t believe it’s already January 31st. It feel like the New Year was just yesterday. A lot of things have happened. This year, I’m actually trying to stick to my resolutions, and so far, it’s been working pretty well. I’m trying to make newer, better habits, that’ll improve my life in the long run….

Simple

via Daily Prompt: Simple When it comes to stories, I can’t say that simple is always better. I enjoy reading more when I’m reading something intriguingly complicated, with plenty of plot and preferably tons of character development. I enjoy reading complex tales with twist after twist, so I can never see what’s coming next. However, when it…