The Devil’s Curse: a short story

Ada Viomark arrived in the town of Ipsich in January of 1692, on a perfectly innocuous day. Her departure would be the furthest thing from innocuous. Ada was beaming when she entered the baker’s shop, a few days in to her arrival. “You’re in a fine mood today, Miss Viomark.” The baker remarked, a well-meaning … Continue reading The Devil’s Curse: a short story

The elephant in the room

Among the lush greenery at the foot of the landmark Margalla hills, in the planned capital renowned for its beauty, one finds the Marghazar Zoo, in a wholly pathetic condition. Perhaps it remains so to balance out the quiet charm of the neighbouring areas - it would not do to have visitors think that along … Continue reading The elephant in the room

The Final Frontier: an insight into the world underwater

Humans have managed to probe far and deep into the ground and into the sky. They have discovered the secrets of every hidden corner of the Earth, until it seems that this planet has relinquished all its mysteries. One frontier remains, however, arguably as deep and mysterious as when interest in it first developed: the … Continue reading The Final Frontier: an insight into the world underwater

Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer (many desserts and a side of stolen hearts)

Welcome to the crazy and fantastical world of Wonderland. This isn’t a retelling of Alice in Wonderland though - it’s an origin story. Even better. The Queen of Hearts, before her days of crazed head-lopping, was an aspiring baker, dreaming of starting a bakery. This is also by Marissa Meyer, and The Lunar Chronicles has … Continue reading Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer (many desserts and a side of stolen hearts)