Little Nothing by Marisa Silver Penguin Group/Blue Rider Press "The silence is so dense that it is just as hard on the baby's eardrums as is any sound. It is the silence that will become the refrain, when a stranger falls speechless in the child's presence, or when a villager pushes her children behind her skirts…
Ariel Hudnall’s official blog and random soapbox.
Rules of reality crumble before some. If you've ever read fantasy, you know the Magician. Catalysts for change, Magicians operate on a plane above everyone else, able to conjure outcomes and affect change in ways that hoist them from mortal to magi in the eyes of the populace. As I have mentioned in prior posts in this…
Yuki Onna: The Snow Woman
At Part-Time Monster talking about Yuki Onna this week. The perfect monster for these cold winter months!
Onibaba: The Demon Hag
Back at Part-Time Monster this week discussing the Japanese version of the Old Crone: Onibaba. Have a look! *Warning: story includes fetal murder and images of nudity.
All the books in all the world could not contain all there is to know. Benevolent mentors and custodians of wisdom are some of the hallmark characters of fantasy. Part mystic, part genius, the Sage is an essential driver of the Hero's Journey, delegating the task of changing the world to their often younger, more…