Nezzar II

627 BC, Babylon Nabopolassar's hands were crimson with the blood of his enemies when the news reached him. He pierced the earth with his battle axe and turned to face the messenger fully. "Speak one more time, boy. Tell me again." The boy of about thirteen smiled, his weather-beaten skin stretching with the action. "You... Continue Reading →

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Jezebel

878 BC. Sidon From her place behind the gauzy curtain, Jezebel took in his general appearance--his bland expression, graceful fingers that constantly pushed stubborn locks off a strong forehead, and deep pink lips that were pressed in a flat line. He was the youngest at the gathering, maybe a few years older than she was.... Continue Reading →

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SACRIFICE

SACRIFICE ...all "good" things come to the desperate... Somewhere in West Africa 1679 “It's a girl,” the midwife mumbled in a raspy voice. She was a short woman with a bent back, and withered skin much like dates—shrivelled and brown. Nneka smiled a little then turned her face away. She wasn’t sad, but at the same... Continue Reading →

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Boost Your Creative Writing Game With These 5 Steps

The human mind is capable of coming up with wild, intense, and exciting ideas, but it requires some imagination on the side of the writer to represent all of that in writing. In today's episode of "How to escape the This-Is-Boring-Writing Avenue", I will be sharing 5 practical ways you can boost your creativity.  ... Continue Reading →

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