How to Homeschool Your Kids with Games

With many areas of the country quarantined, parents are starting to worry about their children’s education. While I assure you that a month of homeschooling will not irreversibly damage your children, I understand the concern. That is why Standish writes is going to present an article every day with a simple homeschooling idea that is […]

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The Bard

“When you use me, you can lie while telling the truth, though you are rarely conscious of it. What am I?” Elikas fiddled absently with the holes on his horn, running his fingers over it as he turned the riddle around in his head… This is my first published chapter of a book. Click the […]

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Did you forget that Valentine’s Day is almost here? Me, too. I won’t bore you with a bunch of stories about love and the holiday. You aren’t here for that. You are here because you need a last-minute gift. See Also: Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids Amazon guaranteed any items below would arrive […]

The Weihnachtsman

The dark figure creeps over the rooftop, surefooted in his dark boots, despite the slippery snow. Carefully shifting his blood-red coat aside, he climbs over the chimney lip and dropped, whispering an incantation to slow his fall. Swiftly, he places several objects beneath the gaudily bedecked carcass of a young tree. One object was a […]

Giving and Taking

Gail crouched low, eyes locked on the wooden panels, bright red paint glaring at her as her eyelids began to twitch. Dabriel cracked his head back and forth, eyes drawn to the frosty blue coat with small puffs on the sleeves. Kolian danced from one foot to the other, listening to the call of two […]

The Day We Need More

Teilo licked his lips. He could almost taste it. Thin slices of turkey plopped down on the plate just inches from his nose, taunting him. That nose inched just a little closer. Plop! A little closer. Plop! Just a little…Whack! Teilo jerked back, eyes shutting instinctively as something smacked his nose, the noise unpleasant to […]

The Veterans

Tori’s heavy boots clicked together as she marched out into the bright sunlight. A lineup in the town square. Row 2. Three teenagers shook, their agitation evident in the trembling of their hands and the tense set of shoulders that did not quite fill out their armor. Yet more young ones filed into the rows, […]