That Sad Smile

This piece of creative writing is for the purposes of the Creative Writing Ink writing challenge. With weekly photo prompts and no word limits, this challenge offers a fun, interactive way of encouraging new writers. A cool, bitter wind swept through the tunnels, whipping back my hair and threatening to extinguish my precious candles. I leant over …

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By the Light of the Moon

Here's another story inspired by the photo prompt challenge run by Creative Writing Ink. I absolutely adore this week's picture; it's so beautiful, but at the same time conveys a kind of severity that's a little scary - maybe that's why this story takes a darker turn? Enjoy! The distant crash of waves told Kayla …

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Book Review: “The Lais of Marie de France”

Consisting of twelve short stories, supposedly composed during the late twelfth century, The Lais of Marie de France tells of chivalric knights and Arthurian wonders, an insight into the nature of love, as well as magic. It demonstrates the values of courtly love, a principle that viewed love not only as a suffering, but a social …

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