Becoming a “No” Body

I am a people-pleaser. 
My mother has said that I have a servant’s heart, and my close friends have referred to me as being easily made happy on more than one occasion. I’ve always been aware of my tolerance or acceptance of things that I’m not always actually alright with for the sake of peacekeeping. But then, something funny happened. Continue reading Becoming a “No” Body

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Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves

Quickly rising to cult status, Mark Z. Daniewlewski’s House of Leaves is no ordinary novel — it’s a maze-like microcosm within another, and within another beyond that, infinitely smashed between the front and back cover. With each footnote, narrator, and article from its appendix, House of Leaves leads the reader deeper and deeper into a never-ending abyss — an inverted labyrinth. Continue reading Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves

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Ex Machina: Story of Lilith, the Destructive Prototype of Eve

-BY KACIE COOPER STOTLER- 
Ex Machina, Alex Garland’s visionary 2014 film, appears to be a story about the ethics, mythos, and creation of the ultimate artificial intelligence. But it goes deeper than that, and the story imbedded within the film is an ancient one. Ex Machina is not just a story about creation, but one about god and man. It’s a story about Lilith. Continue reading Ex Machina: Story of Lilith, the Destructive Prototype of Eve

A Brief Chat with Independent Writer and Host of Southern Grimoire, KD Burr

“I have always been intrigued by the darker side of life. I was a sheltered child, raised in a religious household, but one thing my parents never censored was my reading material – and if you’re familiar with the Bible at all, you know that book can get pretty dark.” Continue reading A Brief Chat with Independent Writer and Host of Southern Grimoire, KD Burr

Chapter 23 by J Nicoel Western: A Preview

It was my first night at Savannah’s. I got off work at the preschool, sped home to replace my red, awkward, somewhat tight-fitting polo with my new, overly sized, awkward-fitting black polo. I touched up my makeup, which consisted of applying another coat of mascara on top of the mascara I applied at seven that morning, put Madalynn in the bathroom after her walk, and headed out for my first night.

​I’ll never forget the first thing Vince said to me when I showed up. Continue reading Chapter 23 by J Nicoel Western: A Preview