"Corcoran’s fantasy debut is equal parts thrilling and ridiculous. [...] Readers will look forward to the sequel."

November 30, 2015

Tale of a White Rabbit

“Bostwick,” Emmaline began tentatively, “do you think, maybe, you could take me out of your pocket?”
“Why?”
“Well, It's just… a little too much jostling for my tastes.”
In reality, the repeated swaying and bumping that came with riding in the magician's side coat pocket had given her a combination of nausea and headache, but she had been raised to put things delicately, and moreover, the magician had done enough complaining for both of them that day.
“You want me to carry you again?” Bostwick asked in a resigned tone.
“I can try hopping beside you for a while.”
“Okay.” He gently pulled her out of his pocket, still a little unsure of how exactly to hold a rabbit that was actually a person, and set her on the rocky path beside him. “But try to keep up.”

November 23, 2015

Meet Emmaline!

Full Name: Emmaline Camellia, Twelfth Heir to the Principality of Camellia
Age: Fourteen (Thirteen in "Tale of a White Rabbit")
Height: 4’11”  /  4½” when on all fours
Eyes: Brown  /  black
Hair: Long, blonde, and curly  /  White fur
Likes: Tea, politics, history, logic, international relations, blue birds
Dislikes: Being cursed, hasenpfeffer, tyrants, rudeness
Occupation: Princess  /  Magician’s rabbit
Favorite Food: Tea sandwiches
Place of Birth: Camellia, Empire
Spirit Animal: Rabbit
Spirit Vegetable: Sweet potato
Little Known Fact: She is twelfth in line for the throne of Camellia, behind her eleven siblings, and thus has absolutely no aspirations for the throne.

November 16, 2015

The World of Miscast Spells: Goblin Names

The inhabitants of Ataxia and Pandemonium have a deep respect for verbal nonsense and pointless violence. Hence, goblins name their children after goblinical ideals, similar to the way humans might name their children after virtues like Patience, Hope, or Charity.

November 9, 2015

NaNoWriMo~ish

November is known as "National Novel Writing Month", or NaNoWriMo (or just NaNo), a time when ambitious authors try to write 50,000 words, which is either a complete novella or a good start to a novel. To be honest, I have tried and failed at NaNo several times, mostly due to this being a busy time of school and life (summer is oh-so-much better for writing, in my opinion). Now, though, my life has become less complicated and, moreover, I'm itching to get a good bit of writing done, so I decided to do a modified NaNo this year. I'm still going to try for 50,000 words, but I'm not going to tie myself down to one novel. I have at least three good novel ideas vying for attention in my head, as well as some more versatile project ideas for this website. Thus, I will write whatever novel, serial, or short story comes easiest.

November 2, 2015

Immortal

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Moonlight crashes down in waves around us,
as we face each other,
Death and I.
She is beautiful,
even with her bone white smile
and merciless eyes.
And I stand at the ready
for a battle or a dance,
whichever she decides.