Review: The Most Expensive Alley Cat in London by Corinna Turner

I stumbled across this little treasure while surfing through Amazon’s Kindle store. Although I say “little,” the term is not meant to be derogatory; The Most Expensive Alley Cat in London is a short story. One can read it in under an hour, making it a small gem, indeed: A Desperate Urchin. A Mysterious Stray. … Continue reading Review: The Most Expensive Alley Cat in London by Corinna Turner

Reposted: You Can’t Skip the First Step

Check out this great article from Nate Winchester of Superversivesf: You Can't Skip the First Step “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” -CS Lewis. One of the things that bugs me most about many modern stories is that they often depict talent, and a sign of talent, as being … Continue reading Reposted: You Can’t Skip the First Step

Romance in Fiction: The Six Types of Amorous Subplot

There is a scene in the movie Pay It Forward where the main character’s single mother tells a friend about her relationship with her son’s social studies teacher. She admits to being nervous because their rapport seems to be taking so long to form. This prompts her friend to say, “Haven’t you ever gotten to … Continue reading Romance in Fiction: The Six Types of Amorous Subplot

Worlds in Miniature – Reflections to Inspire

In his book, The Romance of Religion, Fr. Dwight Longenecker recounts an insight he had during one of his bus rides at the beginning of first grade. Apparently he had a Mickey Mouse lunch box which, naturally, had been painted to show Mickey and his friends going to school. On closer inspection, however, Father realized … Continue reading Worlds in Miniature – Reflections to Inspire

Reposted: Six Questions for Brendon Taylor, Editor, Deep Magic

Well, readers, things are progressing pretty well behind the scenes here at Song – at least, they are on the holiday front. Although I love writing and reading, life cannot be abandoned for either of these pursuits. That’s why we have holidays; to give us a chance to just be people. We are not automatons, after all, … Continue reading Reposted: Six Questions for Brendon Taylor, Editor, Deep Magic