Rescuing Leonid: Elena

Find the third part of the story here Part IV: Elena It was snowing outside, but the windows of my studio were wide-open to let the fresh air in, and the cigarette smoke out. I was reading Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment while the cat slept in my lap. The cover of the book was partly …

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Notebooks, and why they have improved my writing.

Notebooks are for me the place where characters get their voice, where plots are outlined, and where the story begins. That's why I've a duffel bag crammed with used notebooks, and a second duffel bag crammed with unused notebooks patiently waiting to be filled with my sloppy handwriting. I'm not a writing expert, and I …

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Frightening folkloric beings that wake up during winter.

In my previous post I summed up some magical wintry fairy tales. Equally enchanting, but in a scary way, are the monsters that make you shiver, the creatures that destroy the Christmas mood, and the beings that haunt snow-covered moors. So, here are three very fascinating but truly terrifying folkloric beings that have plagued this …

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