For a lifelong English nerd, this reporter gig comes with a steep learning curve. I’m still figuring out how things work, and I don’t want to pretend I have all the answers. So here’s a peek behind the curtain; a glimpse into the stumbling efforts of a rookie with a mic. This post is the first of many. … More the rookie with the mic, part 1
I fingered the yellow paper with its bold black type. “This license is only good for three years? Sheesh, what do they think is going to happen?” I flipped the card and read the words on the other side: Park District Sailing License. It was my badge of survival, testifying that I’d made it through the … More sail away
Decked in heels, jewels, and curls, the three of us sallied forth into the snow. Our tickets were for the 8pm showing of an old favorite: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat—a girls’ night out for my sister’s birthday. In the parking lot of the Drury Lane theater, we saw elderly couples, whole families, and … More any dream will do?
My knees shook visibly as I stood, waiting. I figured I shouldn’t lock them and risk passing out, so I let them tremble, and vainly tried to pretend no one could see. The rest of the room was dark because of the lights glaring in my face from a dozen angles, but I could still tell … More a dragon a week
“A strict allegory is like a puzzle with a solution: a great romance is like a flower whose smell reminds you of something you can’t quite place.” -C.S. Lewis Not only does this post by A Pilgrim in Narnia address a common question regarding Lewis’ work, but it also hints at the power of fiction and fantasy, and … More is narnia an allegory?
This is a fragment of a short story I’ve been playing with recently. I’m having a bit of trouble with the ending, but thought I may as well start the cat on his adventure sooner rather than later. His name is Pericles. Once upon a time there was a cat– a cat with a simply enormous vocabulary. … More pericles: a brave new word