Writing with Tarot: The Answer is Inside You by J.N. Powell

Being born with a heart for the fantastic, I have always been drawn to the mystic and the mysterious, the spiritual and the superstitious, but I dared not partake. What did I know of runes and rituals? It was something I admired from afar, quietly curious, and nothing more. When I was studying my Masters in Creative…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with J.N. Powell

In our new author series, we’ll be offering a clairvoyant peek behind the veil of who and what makes up TRANSCENDENT. Here’s a glimpse at J.N. Powell and her story “Emry, the One Who Remembered.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? I took an online writing workshop with fantasy writer Betsy James, and…

Stone Circles and Summer Solstice by Gwenda Major

Most people have heard of Stonehenge, the most famous prehistoric circle of stones in Europe, perhaps in the world. Less well-known is the fact that there are hundreds of stone circles in the UK, enigmatic remains of past lives and cultures.  The circles continue to be a source of mystery and conjecture to this day….

Are We Really Alone? by Claire Davon

When I was a kid, I used to try and fix times and places in my mind to reassure my later self that I was, in fact, alive on that date and time. I remember doing it on my way to school more than once, saying, “On this day (whatever day it was) at this…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Gwenda Major

In our new author series, we’ll be offering a clairvoyant peek behind the veil of who and what makes up TRANSCENDENT. Here’s a glimpse at Gwenda Major and her story “Stone Circle.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? The story was inspired by a visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle in Cumbria in the…

The Terrors in Our Own Minds by Kacie Berghoef

You wake up screaming. Your hands are shaking, and you’re gasping for breath. Beads of sweat drip down your face. You look around, and all you can see is shadows of hands and bedroom furniture within routine night darkness. What on earth just happened? You probably had a night terror. As the NHS reports, night…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Claire Davon

In our new author series, we’ll be offering a clairvoyant peek behind the veil of who and what makes up TRANSCENDENT. Here’s a glimpse at Claire Davon and her story “The Only One Alive.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? It’s something that I’ve wondered for a long time. How do we actually…

My Head Is Full of Teeth by Maul Allan Hewish

‘You will never make any money, writing stories.’ My mother made that comment one day. I remember the disdain in her voice. My step-father used to spy over my shoulder when I tried to write as a child, to see if I was writing any swears so they could both sneer and tut disapprovingly about…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Kacie Berghoef

In our new author series, we’ll be offering a clairvoyant peek behind the veil of who and what makes up TRANSCENDENT. Here’s a glimpse at Kacie Berghoef and her story “Night Terror.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? I lived in a rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco that had all kinds of problems….

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Maul Allan Hewish

In our new author series, we’ll be offering a clairvoyant peek behind the veil of who and what makes up TRANSCENDENT. Here’s a glimpse at Maul Allan Hewish and his story “Remember Backwards.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? The original concept for this story was of course, from a dream. The dream…

About My Story by Daniel M. Kimmel

Aside from what I hope are the obvious political overtones, my story – “To Sleep, Perchance to Dream” – is a comic take on what’s become a very popular genre, the YA dystopian novel. My daughter (now on her way to becoming a high school biology teacher) introduced me to the world of The Hunger…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Daniel M. Kimmel

In our new author series, we’ll be offering a clairvoyant peek behind the veil of who and what makes up TRANSCENDENT. Here’s a glimpse at Daniel M. Kimmel and his story “To Sleep, Perchance to Dream.” ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? It was a combination of the current political environment and reading (or…