Writers of the Future, Volume 34, Synopses and Teasers

Here's some tidbits about the stories included in this years Writers of the Future, Volume 34, and the incredible artwork. "Turnabout" A djinn owes her liberator a wish, but what's she to do when he refuses make it? One of my favorites, "Turnabout" by Erik Bundy is a tale brimming with travel, adventure, and dry … Continue reading Writers of the Future, Volume 34, Synopses and Teasers

Inspiration for “All Light and Darkness”

"All Light and Darkness" was inspired by the Israel-Hezbollah War that broke out in Lebanon in 2006, just before my senior year of high school. Somehow, my hormone-soaked teenage brain caught on this conflict, and I found myself delving into the details, particularly the plight of the refugees. It was the first time I woke up … Continue reading Inspiration for “All Light and Darkness”

The Writing of “All Light and Darkness”

"All Light and Darkness" began as a final project for my college Creative Writing class. It was not speculative fiction originally and lacked much of the refinement the published version has (hopefully). However, the voice and format were there, as well as the plot. When I first decided to pursue the Writers of the Future … Continue reading The Writing of “All Light and Darkness”