Hiya.

I write stories for middle school souls, who deserve better than a culture of hopelessness and indulgence. Browse the blog, Sheepgate, where I give that culture a piece of my mind. TTFN, Emily

THE LEAVES ARE FALLING by Lucy Beckett

THE LEAVES ARE FALLING by Lucy Beckett

4 Stars

Story Feels: anxious in a good way, grateful for my life

Story Strengths: compelling protagonist, seamless time shifts, incredible description/narration

Story Goofs: some dialogue too lengthy, anti-climactic love story, asking too much of the reader to start over with another protagonist

Story Morals: growing up in a tradition and feeling the pull toward rationalism, common good vs. individual, where are the dead?

WATERFALL and CASCADE by Lisa Tawn Bergren

WATERFALL and CASCADE by Lisa Tawn Bergren

THE LAND'S WHISPER, Monica Lee Kennedy

THE LAND'S WHISPER, Monica Lee Kennedy