Friday the 13th !

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By Alberto Pupo

Today is Friday the 13th. A day surrounded by myth and superstition. A day that many feels are cursed. Where fact and fiction. Myth and reality collide in a mash of horror and terror. Friday the 13 in our society evokes images of a hockey-masked, machete-wielding killer that has been a pop culture icon for decades now. When you think Friday the 13th Continue reading “Friday the 13th !”

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A Return to Fantasy

 

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By Alberto Pupo

The fantasy genre is one that I frequently read growing up. Stories which involve magic, knights, kings, and queens, battles, dragons. All of these things I find utterly fascinating. There is nothing like a scintillating tale of medieval warfare (Mixed with hyperbole and fantastic creatures). I remember in middle school and high school finishing an Continue reading “A Return to Fantasy”

Hello October

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By Alberto Pupo

Ever since I was a young child, I have had an ongoing love affair with October. My favorite holiday is Halloween. I love everything about it. The imagery, the fear factor, the costumes, the candy! (Sometimes too much of it). Even now as a father of three you will Continue reading “Hello October”

A Matter of Perspective

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By Alberto Pupo

Perspective is everything in writing. A narrative can take on many different forms simply by making a simple adjustment like perspective. Some perspectives give you an intimate look, others give you a grand scope of things and give you a bird’s eye view. Which perspective works best? Well, that is basically up to you? Continue reading “A Matter of Perspective”

Forest of Savages: A Book Review

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By Alberto Pupo

What creatures lurk out in the middle of the woods? Is it only a byproduct of the imagination?

Forest of Savages by Rookie Burwick, takes the reader into a forest populated by creatures that pose a threat to mankind. The story builds as individuals begin to fall Continue reading “Forest of Savages: A Book Review”

The Art of Crafting an Ending

 

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By Alberto Pupo

The story is only a few lines away from its end. Now the time has come to close it off. The only words left are The End? However, a new decision is made… and instead we have the words “To be Continued”.

Endings, this is an author’s best friend and most dreaded foe. The end signifies yet, another successful telling of a story. However , there is always going to be that niggling Continue reading “The Art of Crafting an Ending”

The Silver Princess: Book Review

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By Alberto Pupo

Relationships can prove to be a tangle. Family, love, duty. When all these very concepts collide, it can create conflicts.

The Silver Princess by Lea Carter is the first book in a series which builds its story around the very nature of relationships. However, one key difference is that in this tale the relationships that are explored exist within a realm of fairy people who despite an Continue reading “The Silver Princess: Book Review”