Inspired by the horror phenomena, The Backrooms, I decided to scour the internet for free stories about liminal spaces and uncanniness. What I found was strange, spooky, and mysterious - exactly what I was craving. If you're craving that too, look no further than this list of creepy tales set in strange places. Please note: … Continue reading 7 Uncanny Stories Featuring Creepy Places & Liminal Spaces That Are Free To Read
Category: Essays & Reviews
You won’t find traditional book reviews here. Here you’ll find discussions on the intracacies of storytelling across all mediums: Books, film, video games and more. Julia shares the best moments from the world of creative writing.
Book Cover Review: ‘THE MOTHER CODE’ Is Sleek, Simple & Effective
The Mother Code by Carole Stivers has a fantastic cover. It is a great example of how to do book design right and why a minimalistic design beats a complex one. First, let's ask ourselves, what is the premise of The Mother Code? And you might be thinking, "Gee, I don't know, Julia, I haven't … Continue reading Book Cover Review: ‘THE MOTHER CODE’ Is Sleek, Simple & Effective
8 FREE Stories Featuring Spaceships & Astronauts For SciFi Addicts!
Space has long inspired us. Whether it’s been the source of creativity or the object of scientific study, I think it’s safe to say that there hasn’t been a person alive who hasn’t looked up at the night sky in wonder. This is no doubt one of the reasons science fiction is such a popular … Continue reading 8 FREE Stories Featuring Spaceships & Astronauts For SciFi Addicts!
10 FREE Stories Short Enough to Read On A Lunch Break
Want to get in a little extra reading on your work lunch break? Working full-time can really eat into your reading time and it can be pretty hard to find a story short enough to squeeze in when you do get a moment to spare. But never fear! Here is a list of stories short enough for you to read in the lunch time rush, while being so captivating that you'll wish they were longer.
Book Cover Artist Shout-Out: The Cover Art For ‘THE LAST POLICEMAN’ Is Spectacular
Cover by Doogie Horner First, I must say that I love this trilogy. I haven't loved a trilogy of books this much for years. I freaking adored reading these so much that I read them all in the space of a week. The covers are abolutely spectacular as well, with a consistent, clean design throughout. … Continue reading Book Cover Artist Shout-Out: The Cover Art For ‘THE LAST POLICEMAN’ Is Spectacular
Top 10 Creepypastas, According To creepypasta.com
Today I'm reviewing the top ranked creepypastas (at the time of me writing this) on creepypasta.com. What Is A Creepypasta? If you're not familiar with the term, a 'creepypasta' might raise an eyebrow or two. A creepypasta is an internet horror story or legend. Think of them as campfire stories for the online world. What … Continue reading Top 10 Creepypastas, According To creepypasta.com
“No Good Chickens” – The Best Moment From ‘Sea of Tranquility’ By Emily St. John Mandel
I've decided to get into those books I got for Christmas and was immediately drawn to Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel. I absolutely adored her non-linear pre and post apocalyptic novel Station Eleven so I was excited to get into a new work of hers. Sea of Tranquility is a science fiction … Continue reading “No Good Chickens” – The Best Moment From ‘Sea of Tranquility’ By Emily St. John Mandel
Book Cover Artist Shout-Out: The Cover Art For ‘FLOOD CHILD’ Embodies Its Concept
Cover by Steve Wells An oldie book with a goldie book cover. It's time to some love to the design of Emily Diamand's Flood Child. This cover is a masterclass in how to show exactly what kind of world the book is inviting you to. A girl in a boat sailing towards a flooded Big … Continue reading Book Cover Artist Shout-Out: The Cover Art For ‘FLOOD CHILD’ Embodies Its Concept
5 Best Christmas Movies Of All Time (And Why Die Hard Isn’t One Of Them)
There are hundreds of Christmas movies out there. Quite possibly too many. Definately too many to watch all of them during the Christmas season. Never fear, here's a list of just five classics everyone should watch, whether you're a Christmas stan or not. Disclaimer: No, Die Hard Is Not On This List Before anyone humbugs … Continue reading 5 Best Christmas Movies Of All Time (And Why Die Hard Isn’t One Of Them)
Book Cover Artist Shout-Out: Cover Art For ‘SIX WAKES’ Is Better Than The Book
This isn't a book review. I'm not here to gripe about the story, I'm here to appreciate some good design work.