A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “The Little Lantern” by Nicholas Stella

He was alone on the street, the asphalt wet from the drizzling rain, the streetlights flickering and buzzing. He withdrew a packet of cigarettes from his pocket. One left. He lit up and pulled deeply. Dizzy, he spat the cigarette out and fell to his hands and knees, vomiting a soup of beer and insects…

Bad Apples by Nicholas Stella

Antagonist. The baddie. Archenemy. Call them what you will, but everyone loves a villain. Literature thrives on them. We have Pennywise, a malign entity with an affinity for appearing as a clown and dragging unsuspecting children into sewers.  There’s Voldemort as well, the archenemy of Harry Potter. And also, Grendel, the beast with an even…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Nicholas Stella

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 Nicholas Stella and his story “The Little Lantern.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? I spent time studying and working in Taiwan and noticed that many of the…